The viral news of a man named Ghozali who sold his selfies in the form of a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) shocked many crypto enthusiasts because Ghozali’s NFT selfie collection managed to sell for up to billions of rupiah. This led to many becoming extremely interested in NFTs. How often do you get to sell digital art like selfies for billions?
For those of you who still don’t quite understand, NFT is a type of digital art asset. This asset is different from other digital assets such as cryptocurrencies. NFT is sold in the form of proprietary rights to the original work. Usually, artwork sold as NFT is unique which increases the price of the NFT. NFT has existed since 2014, but only began to be known to the wider community after an art activist named Mike Winkleman managed to achieve a record high price for an NFT at 69.3 million US dollars.
There are many other NFTs on the market that have been sold for a higher price than Ghozali’s NFTs. For example, the Winkleman’s NFT. Are you curious about the most expensive NFT artworks ever sold? Read on to find out more:
List of Most Expensive NFTs in the Market
- The Merge
When you look at The Merge, it can look like an unattractive work of art. However, this digital artwork was sold in pieces totaling 312,686 pieces and is referred to as a mass. Buyers could purchase any number of tokens starting with a unit price of US$575, which increased by US$25 every six hours. By the end, the tokens sold for a total of US$91.8 million (equivalent to 1.3 trillion rupiah). Until now, the real identity of the artist behind The Merge is still unknown. The artist is known by the pseudonym ‘Pak’.
- Everydays: The First 5000 Days
This NFT is the work of Mike Winkleman, who is often known as Beeple. Mike Winkleman’s work, Everydays: The First 5000 Days is a digital art piece which is a collection of 5000 images created by Winkleman over 13 years. Through the accumulations of his hard work over the years, his work sold for 69 million dollars or equivalent to Rp. 992 billion.
- Human One
Another one of Beeple’s works that was sold was Human One, which is an image of a human in the first metaverse. Metaverse is a 3D digital world that can function as a social place. In this work, Beeple describes how the first humans would walk in the Metaverse. This NFT was successfully sold at US$29.9 million or equivalent to Rp.431.1 billion on December 9, 2021.
- Larva Labs by CryptoPunk
Larva Labs by Cryptopunk managed to sell more than one NFT in the form of digital avatar images at very high prices. LarvaLabs is run by two Canadian developers. The NFT sold is an image of the 9 Alien Punks series that LarvaLabs has created. One of the most expensive NFT LarvaLabs ever sold was recorded at 11.75 million US dollars or Rp. 168.2 billion.
- Beeple, Crossroad
Beeple’s Crossroad NFT art piece is one of his most unique art, which is a depiction of former US President Donald Trump sleeping face down in the field, with none of the pedestrians giving a care about his presence. This artwork was successfully sold at USD 6.6 million in February 2021.
- This Changed Everything
This Changed Everything is an image of coding which is an early version of the world wide web. This unique work is an illustration of the beginning of the internet’s presence. This NFT was also sold togethers with a few other items. One of the items is an official letter written by Sir Timothy John Barners-Lee, a British computer scientist who is the inventor of the internet. Other items include digital posters of the code written by Sir Timothy as well as other documents that record the early traces of the internet in the world. An artwork with strong sentimental value, This Changed Everything was sold for US$5.4 million (equivalent to Rp.77.6 billion).
- Save Thousands of Lives
This NFT was created by a health organization Noora Health, that has managed to save the lives of many patients in South Asia. With a profit of 4.5 million US dollars, Noora Health donated all proceeds to a program to save the lives of high-risk newborns.
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