There’s no monkeying around as far asis concerned. Get this: A collection of 101 NFT apes sold for a total of $24.4 million at an online sale at Sotheby’s on Thursday, the auction house said.
The collection of cartoon images are part of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, which is a set of 10,000 computer-generated cartoon images of apes sporting a mix of clothing and facial expressions. The collection was created by a Delaware-based company known as Yuga Labs, which launched the Bored Ape Yacht Club, which is stored on the ethereum blockchain, on April 30.
The value of this sale put it at one the largest in the NFT space. In March,at Christie’s for $69.3 million.
NFT, which stands for non fungible token, offers a blockchain-created certificate of authenticity for digital collectibles such as the BAYC pieces sold Thursday or even other seemingly unassuming digital assets like tweets or memes. The frenzied interest has created a digital market that boasted $250 million in sales in 2020, with NFTs reaching new levels of hype from Visa, Warner Music Group and Nike.
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