Wow, what a day it has been in the NFT community. Several big stories hit the tape like a cyclist’s NFT collection selling for €47,000 and a coming Whitney Houston NFT collection that will feature an ultra-rare never-before-heard demo from the iconic singer that was recorded when she was just 17 years old. Here are the top stories:
Wout van Aert Sells Race Win NFTs for €47,000
In the first Meta Masters Media News exclusive of the day, we talk about the results of Wout van Aert selling three winning images as NFTs. The sale proved to be a smashing success, bringing in €47,002, which works out to more than $53,000, in between the three sales.
The collection only featured three NFTs. Those included images of Wout van Aert’s 2019 Strade Bianche win, his 2019 Mont Ventoux win, and his Champs-Elysées win at the 2021 Tour de France.
The highest priced NFT in the collection was the Bianche win, commanding a price tag of 4.48 Wrapped Ethereum (WETH).
In the article, we discuss the reasons the collection sold with such a high price tag. Not only was this the first cycling star to release an ultra-rare collection of digital art, the owners of these NFTs are now owners of a piece of history that’s likely to increase in value over time.
Whitney Houston Demo Featured In NFT Collection
In the next Meta Masters Media exclusive of the day, we talk about a new collection of Whitney Houston NFTs that are expected to hit the tape next month. The big draw to the collection is a single NFT that features a never-before-heard demo that Houston recorded when she was just 17 as well as a video of memorable images of the singer created by 17-year old video artist, Diana Sinclair.
Proceeds from the sales of the NFTs in the collection will go to the Whitney E. Houston Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to inspire, create opportunities for, and empower young youth.
Considering the pre-registration form for the coming launch of the collection, the auction of the NFTs is expected to be high end. In fact, the pre-qualification form requires those who want to be included in the auction to share their net worth and documents to verify the net worth they claim.
Nonetheless, we would expect nothing less than an exorbitantly high price tag for ownership of a song demo created by Houston in her teens. As is the case with those that won the Wout van Aert auction, whoever gets their hands on that demo won’t just be holding a piece of art, the buyer is going to win a piece of history.
Israeli company CryptoVerses sells NFT of Bible verse for $8,400
This story, published in The Times of Israel really caught our attention. For millennia, the Bible has been the most revered book on the face of the earth, starting out on parchment, making its way to paper, and now living in the digital realm.
That’s right, according to the story linked to above, a digital representation of a piece of the Bible has sold for $8,400.
The verse came from the book of Genesis, verse 29:35, and reads, “She [Leah] conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, ‘This time I will praise the lord.’ So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.” The verse is an important one in the Bible because it contains the first biblical reference of the word Jew, when Judah was born.
According to the article, the NFT of the verse sold for 2.02 Ethereum, working out to about $8,400.
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Community-driven token built on Ethereum supports an entire ecosystem for manga and anime collectors and artists
Manga and anime have exploded over the years, becoming highly popular forms of entertaining art. However, you might be surprised to find that many of the artists behind popular anime characters earn very little money, some would even call them starving artists.
The article outlines the fact that many artists in this genre earn as little as $2 per piece of artwork or $200 per week. That’s pennies considering how time intensive the process is. However, the NFT industry may bring light into the lives of these artists.
According to this article on CoinTelegraph, a platform known as Luffy was developed with the goal of building an NFT marketplace that would allow starving artists to reap the full benefits of their creations and earn a living wage. The platform allows purchasers to verify the source and reliability of the digital art, allowing profits to be attributed to the artist. As a result, these artists will actually gain value when a collector decides to collect their work.
From Actors, Rappers to Olympians, Celebrity NFTs are the new Talk of the Town
Finally, this article on Outlook was another big attention grabber. For some time now, we’ve been pointing to the fact that NFT adoption is skyrocketing, especially among celebrities. Not to mention, big name management companies and producers are signing on all-NFT supergroups like the all-Ape KINGSHIP that was recently signed by Universal Music Group.
This particular article outlines a new platform known as nOFTEN, a platform that has quickly become the world’s largest celebrity-centric NFT platform. The platform gives celebrities an outlet to sell their exclusive NFT artworks.
To date, several celebs have taken the opportunity to jump onto the platform, including international rapper, The Game, famous singer, Mika Singh, and rapper and singer, Raftaar, Bohemia, just to name a few.
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