Nifty News: Jack Dorsey sells genesis tweet for $2.9 M, NFTs conserve wild pandas and more
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter sold a tokenized representation of his first-ever tweet for more than $2.9 million on Monday.
The tweet was published on March 21, 2006, and checks out:
simply setting up my twttr
— jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
A two-week bidding war in between Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi and tech business owner Justin Sun saw the cost move from $500,000 to the final sale of more than $2.9 million, with Sina Estavi triumphing with a bid of 1,630 Ether (ETH).
On March 10, Dorsey specified that would right away transform the earnings from the sale into Bitcoin (BTC), and donate it all to GiveDirectly, a company assisting those residing in hardship in Africa. After the sale concluded the CEO tweeted the transaction.Sent to @GiveDirectly Africa fund Thank you, @sinaEstavi. pic.twitter.com/aEZu07auLV!.?.!— jack (@jack)March 22, 2021 The auction was hung on NFT market”Valuables”and closed on March 22. The NFT platform permits users to buy and sell tokenized Twitter posts and is run by blockchain-based social media
business Cent.The platform has actually seen many huge names get in the marketplace to offer tweets, such as the NBA, business owner Gary Vaynerchuck, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. John Cleese’s”sell you a bridge” joke NFT is
opting for more than$33,000 Popular British comic and actor, John Cleese, appears to have signed up with the NFT gold rush in jest.On March 20, Cleese published a video to Twitter revealing he would auction his very first tokenized collectible on NFT marketplace OpenSea.Identifying himself as”a young, unknown, digital artist,”Cleese explained the emergence of NFTs as a”cultural moment”providing “a bridge from the past to the
future.” Conjuring up the true-life story of the American con male who fraudulently offered the Brooklyn Bridge to multiple investors( who were later moved on by police
after attempting to put up toll booths on the bridge), Cleese provides to sell his fans an one-of-a-kind NFT celebrating his black and white digital scribble depicting the Brooklyn Bridge for the modest price of $69.3 million dollars.Hello! It is time you meet my modify ego “Unnamed Artist”I’m delighted to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime. I’m selling my first NFT. Though bidding begins at 100.00, you can “PURCHASE IT NOW”for 69,346,250.50! https://t.co/Vuyx4trvPE pic.twitter.com/aC4oSVfGHF!.?.!— The Unnamed Artist (@JohnCleese)March 19, 2021 In spite of Cleese’s aggressive rate targets, bidding on the token started on March 21 at just$100, with bidding pushing prices above$33,000 since this writing. The auction is set to end up after 10 more days of bidding. John Cleese’s Brooklyn Bridge, (opensea.io) In a March 19 interview with Vanity Fair, Cleese said of NFTs,”The world has gone terminally ridiculous.”PixelPanda NFTs used to save wild pandas A new
NFT project”PixelPandas”has actually revealed it will donate 10% of all revenues to panda discussion. The task will mint tokens featuring pictures of pandas for each of the 1,864 pandas that remain in the wild, and then auction the tokens in limited tranches on NFT marketplace OpenSea. Regular PixelPandas,
(opensea.io )One PixelPanda featuring an 8bit panda in a beanie was acquired on March 19 for 0.01 ETH and has actually been relisted with an asking rate of 1 ETH worth approximately$1,700. The panda NFTs are categorized by their rarity, with the drops including”Routine” pandas, rare “Kung Fu” and”Bamboo”pandas, and an ultra-rare” Albino “panda.Donations from PixelPandas ‘earnings have actually currently funded the adoption of a wild panda through the World Wildlife Fund.Thanks to you men, the PixelPandas Neighborhood just embraced