Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk took his hand at NFT, one of the most talked about areas of recent days after crypto coins. Sharing a video and song on Twitter, Musk said, “I’m selling this song as NFT.” This post of Musk, which came after an NFT sold for $ 69 million recently, created excitement on social media.
Founder of companies such as Tesla and SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has now taken another digital space after cryptocurrencies.
Musk entered the world of NFT (Non-fungible token), also called crypto art. “I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT,” said Musk, who shared a song and video on Twitter.
Recently, the digital file of famous US artist Beeple in jpg format broke a record by selling for 69.3 million dollars. The video of Musk, which came after this record, created excitement.
Elon Musk and the NFT cup
In the video in question, an NFT cup accompanied by electronic dance music is seen. There are many references on the cup, which is in the theme of space. While the upper part of the cup is designed as the Moon, these cryptocurrencies will be fed by the argument that they will rise very high and go to the moon.
I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT pic.twitter.com/B4EZLlesPx— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2021
While a dog draws attention at the bottom, it is thought that this may be the ‘Dogecoin’, one of the cryptocurrencies Musk frequently mentions on his Twitter account.
According to Business Insider’s report, the interest of the famous businessman in NFT is not surprising. Musk, one of the most important names supporting Bitcoin, announced that Tesla received $ 1.5 billion worth of crypto money in February. Musk has said that in the future, they will also accept Bitcoin as a means of payment.
On the other hand, Musk’s lover, Grimes, sold several $ 6 million pieces of NFT art in early March. While it is still unclear whether Musk actually sold the video or the song, it is not known whether he or someone else made the song himself.
NFT craze grows: Jpg file sold for $ 69.3 million
The digital drawing of the famous American artist Beeple, which includes the works he has produced since 2007, was sold as NFT at auction for $ 69.3 million and reached a record in this field.
Another digital asset sale followed the first tweet by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The digital file in jpg format of the work, which consists of the collage of the works of the famous American artist Beeple, which reaches a total of 5 thousand and shared every day, was sold for 69.3 million dollars.
The sale price of Beeple’s “Everydays – The First 5000 days”, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, has been recorded as a record among digital art works.
According to The New York Times, the artifact, which was sold at an online auction at the 255-year-old auction house Christie’s, was created in February as a non-Fungible Token (NFT-unchangeable money).
In the auction, which started with $ 100, 180 bids were placed in the last hour, while the highest price exceeded $ 69 million. While the highest bid was below $ 30 million in the last few seconds, the offer time was extended by two minutes as offers continued to arrive, and the number rapidly increased.
This figure was also the third-highest price ever given to an artwork among living artists.
Jeff Koons and David Hockney are in the top two in this field.
Beeple previously collaborated with famous French fashion brand Louis Vuitton and US pop stars Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. The artist produces digital paintings on the daily life of the 21st century.