On March 11th, an artwork by digital artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, sold at famed auction house Christie’s for a record-setting $69 million. In terms of auction prices, this makes Beeple the third most valuable living artist, after David Hockney and Jeff Koons. Meanwhile, Kings of Leon are selling their new album as an NFT. The NBA is selling NFT basketball highlights. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet sold as an NFT for $2.9 million on 21 March. According to market tracker NonFungible.com, the NFT market tripled in 2020, the total value of transactions increasing by 299% to $250m. Now, the same website notes some $240m spent on NFTs in March 2021 alone.
🚨 TOP COLLECTOR ALERT 🚨— NBA Top Shot (@nbatopshot) September 29, 2020
This is 1️⃣ of 4️⃣9️⃣ LeBron James Moments that can ever be minted in our Cosmic packs. Scooped up by user rapidgojiberry2079 via the #NBATopShot marketplace 📈
Start collecting Moments like these before the beta opens! https://t.co/S4XvtARyar 🏀⛓ pic.twitter.com/Lqm8grEIF1