Crypto art piece sells for $130K at Christie's auction house

Christie’s public sale space has introduced the sale of a virtual portrait of the Bitcoin code for greater than $130,000.

It marks the primary time an NFT was once auctioned at a significant public sale space, and the cost exceeded expectancies.

In step with the public sale space, an unknown purchaser bought “Block 21,” a bodily piece of artwork and non-fungible token (NFT) of Satoshi for $131,250 at Christie’s on Oct. 7. The art work, fabricated by way of Ben Gentilli with the Robert Alice mission, is one in all 40 creations in a sequence, and holds precisely 322,048 digits of Satoshi Nakamoto’s unique Bitcoin (BTC) code.

Supply: Robert Alice

The collection, titled Portraits of a Thoughts,  presentations the cryptocurrency’s 12.three million digits of unique code in my view engraved and painted on 40 other round panels. Block 21, referencing the shortage of Bitcoin being capped at 21 million cash, options as the sort of panels. 

“The paintings is a symbolic expression of Satoshi’s imaginative and prescient, cast out of the very code that lies on the genesis of all of it,” states the Robert Alice site.

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