The doge sold nft million

the doge sold nft million

An NFT for the original source code for the world wide web has been sold at auction for a fee of $5.4 million, making it one of the most expensive NFTs ever sold.

The web source code, written by Sir Tim Berners-Lee himself, was offered as an NFT earlier this year. The proceedings of the sale will go to charities supported by Sir Tim and his wife, Rosemary.

An NFT, or ‘non-fungible token’, is a certificate indicating ownership of a digital asset or item. Over the last 18 months, NFTs have grown in popularity but remain a contentious topic.

Some argue that NFTs are the latest crypto-related fad while critics have gone so far as to claim they are nefarious ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes.

The sale of the Berners-Lee NFT makes it one of the biggest ever, but how does it stack up against other high-profile sales?

Everydays: The First 5000 Days, by Beeple

Every single day for the last 13 years, the digital artist Beeple has created a unique artwork from start to finish as part of his monumental ongoing series, EVERYDAYS. . This month, we will of…#beeple#digitalart#digitalartist#artist#art#thefirst5000days#[email protected]_crappic.twitter.com/4VjcZp4rWq

— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) February 16, 2021

This particular NFT holds the record as being the most expensive ever sold.

The artwork, created by digital artist Mike ‘Beeple’ Winkelmann, sold at Christie’s auction house for a whopping $69.3 million in February this year.

This piece is essentially a collage of 5,000 Beeple artworks. Notably, this NFT auction marked the first time the centuries-old auction house sold a digital-only piece of art.

CryptoPunk #3100 and #7804

Today is the Cryptopunks 4 year anniversary! 🎉🎊🍾 Here’s a quick look back at a very eventful year: https://t.co/N9drUWthVT

— Larva Labs (@larvalabs) June 23, 2021

Two CryptoPunk’s among the most expensive NFTs ever sold. CryptoPunk #3100 sold in March this year for $7.58 million (or 4,200 ETH).

Notably, CryptoPunk #3100 broke a record set by CryptoPunk #7804 the previous day. An increase in the price of Ethereum took this particular NFT over its counterpart.

At this stage you’re probably wondering what on earth a ‘CryptoPunk’ is. Essentially, CryptoPunks are a set of 10,000 digital characters, all of which are unique.

Other CryptoPunks feature among the most expensive NFTs, with CryptoPunk #6965 sold in February 2021 for $1.54 million.

Crossroad, by Beeple

CROSSROAD By @beeple

The #1/1 from beeple’s first NG drop has just resold on the secondary market for $6.6 million.

History has just been made.

Congrats to beeple and of course to @pablorfraile for the sale. pic.twitter.com/mTYG4VABSw

— Nifty Gateway (@niftygateway) February 25, 2021

At $6.6 million, another popular art piece by Beeple ranks among the most expensive NFTs ever sold.

The short animation, titled ‘Crossroad’, proved quite controversial given it features a blown-up (in terms of size, of course) Donald Trump with insults spray-painted on his naked body.

Interestingly, Beeple explained that the artwork’s tone was dependent on the result of the US Presidential Election in November 2020.

Had Trump won, Beeple claims the animation would’ve featured him in a victorious light.

Doge

happy national $DOGE day ✨ pic.twitter.com/5uyr6ajE4Q

— $DOGE TO $3 🔥🚀 (69 IQ) (@cryptunez) August 26, 2021

One of the most notable memes ever created, the Doge NFT was sold in July for a fee of $4 million.

The Doge meme, which features a Shiba Inu dog with a surprised look on its face, was rated as one of the most popular memes ever, and won ‘Meme of the Decade’ award in 2019.

The meme was put up for auction by Atsuko Sato, the owner of the dog featured in the iconic image. The winning auctioneer paid a whopping 1,696.9 in Ethereum to secure the Doge NFT.

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Jack Dorsey’s first tweet

just setting up my twttr

— jack (@jack) March 21, 2006

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet on the social network was sold as an NFT in March this year.

The social media mogul’s NFT eventually sold for a fee of $2.9 million, falling significantly short of Sir Tim’s auction success.

After the sale, Dorsey converted the proceedings into Bitcoin and donated it to GiveDirectly, a charitable organisation which supports people living in poverty.

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