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TOP 10 most expensive NFT art ever sold.

From Paris Hiltons cat to Taco Bell’s virtual grub, this list has it all!

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As NFTs get more popular by the second, big names are getting in on the action: from Mark Cuban, selling his tweets as NFTs, to Taco Bell not only serving tacos, but NFTs as well…oh, and did I mention that Paris Hilton sold her cat for $17,000 last August? Now that is one expensive pussy! These are some:

10. Nyan Cat by Chris – $590,000

If you thought that Paris’ kitty was expensive, then you might want to think again. I’m talking about the Nyan Cat…remember that little thing? Half cat, half Pop Tart flying through space, leaving a rainbow trail behind it? Doesn’t ring a bell? Well, either way, its GIF sold for $590,000 in a 24-hour auction which took a place on Foundation, which is a platform for crypto art. Not too shabby huh?


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9. THE COMPLETE MF COLLECTION by Beeple – $777,777.77

Next one on the list is The Complete MF Collection by Beeple, one of the hottest artist in the NFT space at the moment. The collection includes various digital pieces of art but this one is a little different because it contains a physical element, an object from the real world, if you will. It features a signed, numbered titanium backplate and even an authentic hair sample from Beeple…yup, you heard it right. The highest bid on the whole thing reached $777,777.77. It must be a really lucky number for someone. 

8. Hairy by Steve Aoki, on Nifty Gateway – $888,888.88 

If Beeple cut his own hair to make more than three-quarters of a milli, Steve Aoki and Tudisco chose another route; they simply called it “Hairy.” The piece contains a clip of a colorful hairy creature dancing to Aoki’s music. It must be a trend to spend more money than you have to, just to prove a point, or maybe someone just likes a good game of 8 ball, because the highest bid in this case was $888,888.88. 

7. Not Forgotten, But Gone by WhIsBe, on Nifty Gateway – $1 million 

Finally, a nice fat rounded million dollars. And the winner is…a spinning gold skeleton gummy bear. Actually it’s a 16 second clip of it, but you get the point. It’s called “Not Forgotten, But Gone” by the artist WhyIsBe who is actually known for his gummy-based NFTs, as he sells a few of them on Nifty Gateway.

6. Auction Winner Picks Name by SSX3LAU, on Nifty Gateway – $1.33 million

Would you pay  $1.33 million to pick a song name? Well that’s what happened when electro music artist 3LAU collaborated with Slimesunday, who is known for his erotic visual art. They sold the right to pick a music video name to the winner of the auction and also the video itself.

5. CryptoPunk #6965, on Larva Labs – $1.54 million

 Moving along, we got CryptoPunk #6965 with a funky fedora, which sold for $1.54 million on Larva Labs. Various other CryptoPunk tokens have sold for over a million dollars, depending on the valuation of the crypto-currency at the time of sale.

4. First Tweet by Jack Dorsey, on Valuables – $2.5 million or more

Now, this one is iconic to say the least. Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, dating way back to March 21st, 2006. In the end it sold for $2.9 million on Valuables and all the proceeds are going to charity.

3. CROSSROAD by Beeple, at Nifty Gateway – $6.66 million

At number three we got the superstar of the NFT art, Beeple, with his CROSSROAD clip, which features an anti-Trump message. It was a secondary market sale brokered through the Nifty Gateway and the piece sold for a whopping $6.6 million.

2. CryptoPunks #7804 and #3100 at Larva Labs – $7.6 million each

Just under the top we find two tradable CryptoPunks, #7804 and #3100 which sold for $7.6 million each. This marked the two top sales of CryptoPunk tokens of all times. There’s no doubt that collecting CryptoPunks is way more expensive than collecting stamps, I’ll tell you that much.

1. “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” by Beeple, at Christie’s – $69 million

Beeple is really in a league of his own. His art piece titled “Everydays: The First 5000 Days,” which is a compilation formed from 5,000 pieces of Beeple’s work, was sold for 69 million dollars on auction at Christies! 69 mill! 69! While I would love to make a joke or two about the whole 69 situation, but the whole amount is just so breathtaking, I’ll rather give my kudos to Beeple. The story behind the collection is even more fascinating; since 2007, he has been posting a new piece of art every day, and he hasn’t missed a day since. He describes himself as “a political cartoonist, using the most advanced 3D tools to make comments on current events.”

Well kids, one thing is for sure, NFT is becoming huge and is spreading around like fire. As you can see, huge are also the dollar numbers in it and every day, there are businesses and investors that are entering the industry for that particular reason and it makes sense. We are excited about the future which looks bright for NFTs. 

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NFT Show Europe was all about innovators of the Future of the Internet: web 3.0, metaverse, blockchain, and digital art

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Valencia, October 10th 2022: NFT Show Europe, the leading event on Web 3.0, Blockchain, Metaverse and Digital Art took place in the futuristic venue of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. From the 17th to the 18th of September 2022, #NFTSE attracted over 2300 visitors from 59 countries.

The show featured a packed conference programme with world-renowned speakers. Topics covered included the use of Blockchain and Web 3.0 oriented technologies in traditional businesses, gaming, sports, fashion, art and collectibles, among others.

First edition beyond expectations

“The event showcased the very best in European talent, demonstrating the unstoppable growth of these technologies and its potential in both business and artistic innovation.” explains Patrick Cyrus, Marketing Manager of #NFTSE22.

“We already count with the support of big players such as Tezos, Polkadot, Zeroframe, Crypto Page, Block Ape Scissors or Wert. All of us were equally impressed with the level of potential collaborations and we are already looking forward to the next edition.”

NFT Show beyond Europe

#NFTSE gathers some of the most influential companies and artists to discuss the latest trends and developments. The event was a major boost for the web 3.0 industry companies, fostering new partnerships and collaborations, which helped to solidify its position as a major meeting point in this world.

With visitors from 59 countries attending, the event showcased the latest in blockchain and web3 technologies and its potential applications in the real world.

The speaker line-up was formed by industry leaders such as Takayaki Suzuki, CEO of Metatokio and Esen Tümer, Founder of Metaverse Hub. Other notable speakers included Hide Uehara, Director of Business Development for Square Enix or Sam Hamilton, the Creative Director of Decentraland Foundation.

Showcasing more than 170 artworks by artists such as Zancan, Solimán López, Pablo Alpe, Ulysses, A.L. Crego or Jenni Pasanen, the art exhibition included exclusive minting by fxhash.com, workshops, interactive installations, panel discussions and XR experiences.

Conclusions & Trends

“Web 3.0 technologies provide a way for users to create and interact with digital assets in a virtual space. These technologies have the potential to revolutionize many industries, including gaming, art and finance. NFT Show Europe provided a platform for leading experts to share their insights on those industries in a futuristic business-art atmosphere.” adds Esen Tümer, Founder of MetaverseHub based in Turkey, Istambul.

NFTs and crypto are transforming the art industry by providing creators with a new way to monetize their work and by giving collectors a new way to invest in art. They can be used to track and prove ownership of everything from digital art to in-game items. One of the barriers is the acquisition of cryptocurrencies which is already approached by companies such as Wert.

“We enable the consumers to purchase NFTs with credit or debit cards just like normal or virtual goods … if you’re in the NFT, Generative Art and Web 3.0 space (NFTSE) is just the perfect spot to do that.” explains George Basiladze, Founder of Wert.io.

There is no doubt that the web 3.0 users have the potential to change the way we live, work and play. By harnessing the power of the internet, these technologies can help us to connect with others in new and innovative ways and help us to access information and services that were previously out of reach. With the right support and investment, web 3.0 content will help us to create a more inclusive and connected world.

The producers of NFT Show Europe are already planning the next stages for 2023.

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Logan Paul’s unsuccessful NFT Investment: Over $620K to $10

Logan Paul, a well-known YouTuber, has lost millions of dollars as a result of the current crypto winter.

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Logan Paul, an American YouTuber, actor, and social media star, holds a $623,000 unrealized loss as a result of his investment in an NFT from the Azuki line.

Also unsuccessful is his involvement with cryptocurrency. The market collapse has reduced the value of his possessions by more than $500,000.

Losses in Logan Paul’s Critical Papers
The well-known YouTuber joined the cryptocurrency bandwagon last spring when the values of most assets were surging, just like many other people. A few months later, he spent almost $2.5 million on NFTs, joining the trend. The most expensive thing he bought was a piece from the Azuki collection, which cost him $623,000.

However, the YouTube celebrity has suffered significant financial losses as a result of the unstable state of the bitcoin market and the NFT niche, at least on paper. The Azuki NFT currently trades around $10, as Paul recently made known, a drastic decline that sparked debate in the cryptocurrency world.

Many Twitter users made fun of the celebrity for using non-fungible tokens to transact at a time when there was obviously excitement in the industry. Others asserted that digital collectibles are frauds and should not be purchased. Some, however, contend that the price decline is a result of the current bad market and that once the next bull run begins, the valuation will rise.

It’s important to note that the NFT transactions were booming at the time he purchased the things. OpenSea’s trade volume spiked to almost $500 million for a single day at one time last summer, but in recent months, it has struggled to reach $10 million.

Paul has added bitcoin and other alternative currency to his portfolio in addition to NFTs. He recently acknowledged that he had lost almost $500,000 on such investments when he first entered the ecosystem at its peak last year.

Unfortunately for others that followed suit, this year has seen a significant decline in the value of the cryptocurrency market, which now has a total valuation of less than $1 billion (down from $3 billion a year ago).

Millions are Lost by KSI
The British rapper JJ Olatunji, a.k.a. KSI, was another prominent YouTuber who was severely hurt by the crypto market decline.

When Terra’s native token, LUNA, began to fall in price in May, he took the chance to predict that the price will eventually rise again. When the asset was going for about $25, KSI invested $2.8 million of his wealth in it.

He had no idea that the token would keep declining and eventually fall to almost nothing, wiping away the rapper’s multi-million dollar investment.

KSI is a strong supporter of the cryptocurrency market, especially bitcoin. He claimed that BTC will be crucial to the monetary system of the future last year. The rapper continued, claiming that he would have given each UK citizen £100 worth of bitcoin if he were the Prime Minister.

BTC is the ideal investment vehicle in KSI’s opinion. He believes that after ten years, individuals who have some exposure to the asset will “be laughing”:

“I feel like a lot of people are trying to search for quick money like, ‘Oh, I want to get in and out,’ but they’re not really seeing that. I’m prepared to travel a considerable distance for this.

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Ford is getting ready to enter the Metaverse with digital cars and NFTs

A month after the company announced significant personnel reductions, it has filed a trademark application covering its future initiatives in the Metaverse and NFT space.

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Ford Motor Company, an American automaker, has filed 19 trademark applications across its key automobile brands as it prepares to enter the realm of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and the Metaverse.

Mike Kondoudis, a trademark attorney licensed by the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO), disclosed in a tweet on Wednesday that the business had submitted a total of 19 trademark applications covering its car brands, including Mustang, Bronco, Lincoln, Explorer, and F-150 Lightning, among others.

The trademark applications include a projected online marketplace for NFTs and virtual versions of its businesses’ automobiles, trucks, vans, SUVs, and clothes.

Ford intends to produce digital images of its vehicles, SUVs, trucks, and vans that will be verified by NFTs, according to USPTO filings submitted by the automaker on September 2.

The business also disclosed plans for “downloadable virtual commodities,” or “computer programs,” that would include apparel, accessories, and parts for vehicles for usage in “online virtual environments,” such as virtual and augmented reality trade exhibitions.

Additionally, there are plans to develop an online marketplace for “others’ digital artwork” as well as “online retail shop services featuring non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and digital collectibles.”

Less than a month after Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Jim Farley announced significant personnel reductions from its global workforce to decrease corporate expenses; Ford has decided to enter the Web3 area.

Ford isn’t the first automaker to enter the Metaverse market.

While premium automakers like Bentley and Lamborghini have already launched NFT collections, automakers including Nissan, Toyota, and Hyundai have indicated ambitions to enter the fast-expanding Metaverse market.

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