- Famous crypto fan Lindsay Lohan is promoting a Daft Punk-themed NFT for over $15,000.
- Somebody put the NFTs on Rarible yesterday…
- …which is bizarre, as a result of Daft Punk broke up this morning
Newly minted crypto fan Lindsay Lohan is promoting a Daft Punk NFT for over $15,000. And whereas crypto collectibles are designed to be provably genuine, we will not but decide if this one is the actual deal.
Ethereum blockchain, which have change into a preferred medium for visible artwork over the previous 12 months. Paying for an NFT is actually paying for publicly-recorded proof of possession. are non-fungible tokens, one-of-one digital objects on the
Many NFTs are simply photos on-line—issues that somebody would possibly simply screenshot and save to a telephone. However demonstrable possession has proved extraordinarily profitable; in December, the digital artist Beeple sold a group of digital photos for $3.5 million.
Lohan’s piece—a stylized picture of the music duo of their robotic fits—comes courtesy of a consumer known as “Daft Punk,” who is sort of definitely not affiliated with the precise duo of Thomas Bangalter and Man-Manuel de Homem-Christo (however we’ve requested Rarible for affirmation).
In line with information on the NFT market Rarible, this “Daft Punk” consumer “minted” editions of some Daft Punk NFTs on Sunday (there are solely two distinct photos, however every has been “minted” into quite a few editions, just like bodily prints), then transferred them into the wallets of huge title collectors, corresponding to Mark Cuban, Tyga, Soulja Boy, and Beeple.
To be clear, Cuban and co. didn’t pay for these photos—the “Daft Punk” account gave them away, presumably in an try to spice up his cred and juice gross sales. And a lot of the accounts haven’t executed something with their newly gifted NFTs, as a result of why would they?
Lohan is the exception: she’s reselling her Daft Punk NFT on the secondary market for 8.8 (ETH), or over $15,000, as a result of why would not she?
Additionally bizarre: Daft Punk broke up on Monday morning, which means that this NFT creator both acquired very fortunate with their timing or by some means knew concerning the breakup upfront.
There’s additionally the faint however disturbing risk that Lohan herself knew concerning the band’s breakup. Stranger issues have occurred: keep in mind when the Rock knew about the death of Osama Bin Laden earlier than it was introduced?
In any case, nobody’s biting to date—the very best bid on Lohan’s NFT is at the moment $88.