Aphex Twin auctions off an NFT on the Foundation Platform, surprising its fans with the animation of his face entitled “/afx\/weirdcore\” as we can see more in our latest cryptocurrency news today.
The renowned electronic musician Aphex Twin is surprising its fans by releasing an NFT on Saturday on the NFT platform Foundation. Dubbed “/afx\/weirdcore\<blockscanner>”, the piece is quite a glitchy and animated rendering of the artist’s face which also appeared on the cover art across his discography. The artist whose real name is Richard D. James shared the news on Twitter and wrote that he also plans to offset the ecological footprint on the NFT:
“We will spend a portion of the money on planting trees and either donating to permaculture projects or setting them up ourselves, depending on how much we get.”
I’m on @withFND 🌐
— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) March 14, 2021
NFT’s or the non-fungible tokens are the blockchain-based tokens that represent ownership of a collectible and are being used for digital sports cards like NBA, music albums, and artworks. Last week, we saw an NFT work by Beeple which sold for more than $60 million at an auction through Christie’s. The auction ended with a high bid of already 30 ETH which is over $57,000 and it is climbing fast.
As reported today, A recent partnership between Veve and DC Comics is opening a new phase in the comic book studio’s merch strategy as the company announced a collection of digital Batman statues with a black and white color scheme. The collection has 4 different designs and each design has a limited number of copies so the value will vary depending on their rarity. The most expensive token is a digital state of Nightwing which will cost $89.99 and has $1850 copies.
Also, a Binance exec says that NFTs have been called a lot lately but not a gateway to crypto, so we can add it to the list of superlatives. The comment came out one day after Beeple sold an NFT collection worth $69.3 million. Teck Chia of Binance X commented during a live session on Audio Social Media platform Clubhouse suggesting that the mainstream attention is getting directed towards NFTs and will eventually lead to more people entering the crypto market:
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