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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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The Ethereum Metaverse’s NFT Real Estate Sells for a Record $913K

For Ethereum-based open world crypto metaverse game Decentraland, Republic Realm establishes a new all-time high-value LAND sale.

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In the open-world metaverse game Decentraland, a virtual plot of land sold as an NFT for a record amount: more than $913,000, based on the price of the game’s Ethereum-based MANA money at the time.

For 1,295,000 MANA, the estate NFT, also known as a LAND token in the game, was sold. According to NonFungible’s data, this is the highest-valued LAND sale to date in terms of money. However, sales for greater MANA have occurred in the past when the currency was significantly less valuable. In November 2018, the record was set with 2,772,000 MANA, which was valued little under $211,000 at the time.

Republic Realm, a firm that invests in virtual real estate in crypto games, has claimed the new record purchase. Republic Realm is a division of Republic, an online investment platform that itself has notable investors, including AngelList, Binance, and Galaxy Interactive. Republic Realm has not yet disclosed how it plans to utilize the Decentraland estate, which is located in the game’s Dragon Kingdom district.

The business tweeted, “We can’t wait to disclose our enormous plans for this estate.” “We are more committed than ever to constructing and expanding the metaverse.”

Decentraland is an Ethereum-based online metaverse where players can freely explore the realm, engage with other players, and play games. The 3D game resembles a hybrid of virtual world pioneer Second Life and blocky sensation Minecraft, but with a blockchain-based twist of actual item ownership and a player-driven economy.

Decentraland isn’t the only blockchain-based game that revolves around digital land plots marketed as NFTs. Other Ethereum-based games that have made millions of dollars selling virtual real estate include The Sandbox and Axie Infinity.

In this example, Decentraland shattered an estate sale record set only a few weeks prior. Boson, a blockchain protocol, said earlier this month that it had purchased a Decentraland estate in the game’s valuable Vegas City sector for roughly $704,000, with ambitions to develop a virtual shop to market its decentralized infrastructure products.

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Tezos Joins McLaren Racing as a Blockchain and NFT Partner

McLaren Racing has announced a multi-year technical agreement to develop the NFT fan experience platform on Tezos, an energy-efficient blockchain network.

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Tezos has been named as McLaren Racing’s Official Blockchain Partner in a new multi-year technological cooperation spanning Formula 1, INDYCAR, and esports, according to a press release.

McLaren will establish a non-fungible token platform with a focus on the fan experience, using the energy-efficient and upgradeable Tezos network.

Tezos NFTs

Tezos is an open-source asset and application blockchain that is constantly expanding and upgrading itself through efficient on-chain governance.

McLaren will create a specialized platform that will bring together its illustrious racing history and famous driver lineups across all of its teams to provide an unsurpassed NFT fan experience.

Tezos and McLaren believe that innovation is the key to long-term success. By embracing clean NFTs and energy-efficient networks, the impact of this new medium for sharing creative expression will not be diluted by excessive energy usage.

Tezos’ pioneering Proof of Stake mechanism is a substantially more energy-efficient technique to securing its network than typical Proof of Work blockchains, consuming two million times less energy than Proof of Work networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

This enables Tezos to run in an environmentally friendly manner, with little energy use and a low carbon impact.

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Tezos will be represented across the McLaren Formula 1 and Arrow McLaren SP teams as part of the agreement, including on the race suits of McLaren F1 drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Riccardo, as well as AMSP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist.

“Tezos and McLaren Racing joining forces to build a unique fan-focused NFT platform is an exciting and quickly evolving industry,” said Lindsey Eckhouse, McLaren Racing’s Director of Licensing, eCommerce, and esports.

She went on to say that the new relationship allows McLaren to enter a market where fans can own essential components of the team, and that the firm is excited to launch the platform with Tezos to create bespoke NFTs with our Formula 1, INDYCAR, and esports teams.

In the meantime, Hubertus Thonhauser, Chair of the Tezos Foundation, issued the following statement:

“We are pleased that McLaren Racing has opted to extend their NFT fan interaction platform to the Tezos blockchain, as it has one of the longest and most prestigious legacies in Formula One racing.”

“Blockchain as a concept is changing, getting faster, more secure, and more efficient,” he continued. This necessitates a blockchain capable of keeping up with the current rate of innovation. Tezos, the first and fastest-evolving blockchain, stays at the vanguard of innovation, providing real-world solutions in a robust and fast-growing ecosystem as brands explore for new ways to engage with their fans.”

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The Original Code of the World Wide Web Will Be Auctioned as an NFT by Sotheby’s

The luxury auction house Sotheby’s announced on Tuesday that it will auction off a non-fungible token containing the original source code for the World Wide Web next month.

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Digital files such as music, video, and artifacts are represented by NFTs, which are one-of-a-kind collectibles. On June 23, the NFT for the code, which was created by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, will go on sale, with bids starting at $1,000. Berners-Lee has signed this NFT, which includes his original time-stamped files.

“What is the purpose of an NFT? It’s a natural thing to do when you’re a computer scientist and you’ve been writing code for a long time.” He went on to say, “It feels natural to digitally sign my autograph on a purely digital item.”

The NFT also includes an animated visualization of the code, a letter written by Berners-Lee about the code and his process of creating it, and a digital “poster” of the entire code generated from the original files using Python, which includes a graphic of his physical signature and is all digitally signed.

The NFT files comprise around 9,555 lines of code, which incorporate components of the three languages and one protocol established by Berners-Lee: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), and URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) (Uniform Resource Identifiers).

Berners-Lee said in a statement, “Three decades ago, I built something that, with the subsequent cooperation of a great number of partners around the world, has been a significant weapon for humankind. NFTs, whether they are artworks or digital artefacts like this, are the most recent playful creations in this area, as well as the most acceptable method of ownership. They’re the perfect method to package the origins of the internet.”

The entire sale earnings will go to causes that Berners-Lee and his wife support.

The auction is Sotheby’s third featuring NFTs. In April, the auction house sold its first NFT by unknown digital artist Pak, and only last week, it sold its second NFT, a rare CryptoPunk, for nearly $12 million.

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