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Snowden&#39;s NFT Portrait Sells at Auction for $5.5M
Snowden NFT Sells for $5.5M

Snowden NFT Sells for $5.5M

Money will go to press foundation the whistleblower leads

(Newser) - Edward Snowden has broken into the NFT market with a big sale. Stay Free, a digital portrait of the whistleblower, brought about $5.5 million, or 2,224 Ethereum, in a one-day auction, Mashable reports. The portrait is based on a photo by Platon, using pages from the court ruling...

Viral &#39;Leave Britney Alone&#39; Video Is Now an NFT
Early YouTube Hit 
Becomes an NFT

Early YouTube Hit Becomes an NFT

'Leave Britney Alone' has attracted a $21K bid

(Newser) - A viral video from the early days of YouTube is the latest piece of digital history to return as a non-fungible token. The " Leave Britney Alone " video from 2007 has gone on sale as an NFT—a certified original verified via the same technology behind cryptocurrencies—and has...

Big Force Behind NFT Craze Is a Familiar Duo
Big Force Behind
NFT Craze Is a
Familiar Duo

Big Force Behind NFT Craze Is a Familiar Duo

Winklevoss twins have a hand in NFTs, one part of their vision for tech and currency

(Newser) - If you've seen the Social Network , you're familiar with identical twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, aka The Winklevii . The brothers accused Mark Zuckerberg of ripping off the idea that became Facebook from them, and they eventually reached a settlement of $65 million. As has been widely documented, the...

Very Wealthy Artist: 'Sweet Baby Jesus, This Is Ridiculous'

Mike Winklemann, aka Beeple, has stunned the art world with his $70M digital sale

(Newser) - Earlier this month, an artist named Mike Winklemann—aka Beeple—entered the upper echelons of the art world by selling a digital work for nearly $70 million at Christie's. So who is Winklemann? On the surface, a nondescript 39-year-old living in a nondescript home in Charleston, South Carolina, with...

Someone Bought a $500K House They Can Only Pretend to Live In

Latest non-fungible token, or NFT, is a home on Mars to be viewed via images or augmented reality

(Newser) - Non-fungible tokens have become all the rage in recent days, with one artist selling his NFT earlier this month for a record $69.3 million . Now, the new cryptocurrency—a unique digital file linked to a blockchain, which often includes such content as artwork, videos, and even social media posts—...

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