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“Morons,” a now tokenized artwork by the legendary street artist Banksy, has actually cost over $394,000 on the Open Sea NFT market.
What Happened: The piece– burned by an unnamed group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts last week– was cost an auction for 228.69 ethers (CRYPTO: ETH), which at press time traded at $1724.
Injective Protocol (CRYPTO: INJ) is supposedly the firm behind the buy. Mirza Uddin, a representative for Injective Protocol said that the group is yet to pick which charity will receive the profits from the non-fungible token auction of the piece, however said it would COVID-19 focussed, reported CoinDesk.
” Our objective is to bridge the world of standard art with the world of NFTs. So, well definitely be doing more to maintain this values,” stated Uddin.
Why It Matters: Uddin stated that a further event with a popular artist is currently is in the planning phase, according to CoinDesk.
The group that burned the Banksy piece declared that “as long as the physical piece exists, the value of that piece will stay with the physical.”
The expected function of the burning was to permanently memorialize the art in NFT. The initial piece was purchased for $100,000.
NFTs have been gathering attention recently with Grimes, the partner of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, selling NFT digital artworks over $6 million. Others that have actually made comparable relocations include Beeple and Lindsay Lohan.
Litecoin (CRYPTO: LTC) creator Charlie Lee warned against the frenzy surrounding NFTs last week and stated that NFT is not art work.
Price Action: The peak cryptocurrency Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) traded 1.23% greater at $50,355.90 at press time.