The world of NFT Digital Art


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Above shows an example of an NFT printed and painted on the wall in Williamsburg.

     Non-Fungible Token’s, a one-of-a-kind token that has a specific value. NFTs have been around for years now, but haven’t really been recognized until a few years ago. They are not only the latest internet obsession but are also the latest cryptocurrency, a bitcoin or dogecoin phenomenon, which belongs to only the account owner. 

     ‘Beeple,’ also known as Mike Winkelmann, has created the top-selling NFT as of now. The NFT is called “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days,” which sold for $69 million dollars. The project was completed on February 21, 2021, but was sold in March of 2021 to the company, Dream Verse. The creators are ‘Metakovan’ and ‘Twobadour,’ whose real names are Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran.

     Metakovan and Twobadour are also the founders of ‘Metapurse,’ which is a production studio and crypto fund. 

     Not all NFTs have to be art. They can be drawings, music, tweets, and videos and are beneficial not only for the artist but the customer. NFTs give the artist a way to sell their work and give the buyers a way to financially support the artist. 

     Senior Nathaniel Weidner has an interest in NFTs, along with graphic design and the idea of making something that has value and importance.

     “I think it’s cool to actually make something a piece of art, to actually have value, and be put on the market.”

     Weidner is working on making his own NFT.  He’s working on making an NFT that sort of acts like an esports trading card that can be used for national and global teams. He’s currently trying to figure out a deal to promote the NFT.

     “We are trying to make out a deal where I make the NFT for them and then they actually promote it and so I get a certain percentage of their prophet from the NFT itself.”

     Weidner is currently working on an NFT but hasn’t published it yet.

     “I don’t own any NFTs but I actually have made one, we just haven’t published it officially yet, we’re still working on it. It’s essentially kind of like a sports card except for the gaming industry.” 

     According to Weidner, NFTs will just grow more popular as the years go on. 

     “I think they’ll grow in popularity just because big companies can use them as invitations.”