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The future of art? World-famous artists delve into NFTs

For millennia, the world of art has remained unchanged for the most part. The tradition has always revolved around artists selling their work to museums, galleries, or individual collectors. In return, the artist would get a market value for their work which was often kept in private vaults and only displayed to the public ever …

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Cointelegraph Exclusive: Artist Damien Hirst says NFTs are like ‘the invention of paper’

Damien Hirst, a contemporary artist known around the world, talked about similarities and differences between artwork and fiat currency as he prepared to drop 10,000 NFTs tied to his physical paintings. Speaking with Cointelegraph’s Andrew Thurman at his London studio in May, Hirst answered questions in a magic 8-ball fashion, by opening up one of …

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NFT art galleries: Future of digital artwork or another crypto fad?

As nonfungible token (NFT) art continues to develop as an industry, a new trend is quickly emerging: physical NFT galleries featuring digital, nonfungible pieces of unique artwork. Most recently, the largest Bitcoin (BTC) event in history — the Bitcoin 2021 conference — featured a peer-to-peer pop-up NFT art gallery with artwork from over 30 different …

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How the NFT market leveraged blockchain tech for explosive growth

It’s fun to talk about nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, because they are the perfect example of how the impact of blockchain technology in people’s lives goes way beyond the financial market. As we could see in hundreds of headlines in the past few months, they have gripped the world’s attention because they are a new …

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Digital turns physical: Top NFT galleries to visit in-person in 2021

As restrictions seem to be easing for many, people who are looking to leave their houses and discover their region or country can ride the nonfungible token (NFT) wave with physical exhibitions and galleries that will be opening over the second half of 2021 — with some having opened their doors already. Will there be …

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Cryptopunk NFT Sold for Almost $12 Million in Sotheby’s Auction

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A Cryptopunk NFT was recently sold for $11.8 million during an auction organized by Sotheby’s. The sale, which also featured works of other artists, was organized virtually. Sotheby’s anticipates strong demand for this kind of digital good in the future, even as NFT fever has somewhat subsided in recent weeks.</strong> Cryptopunk NFT …

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Sotheby’s auction sets new world record for $11.8M CryptoPunk sale

Luxury auction house Sotheby’s made waves on social media on Thursday following the sale of one rare CryptoPunk. In a tweet from Sotheby’s, the auction said CryptoPunk #7523 — also known as “COVID Alien” — sold in its London salesroom for roughly $11.8 million. According to the auction house, this sale represents a new world …

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Artists Plan to Erect a Bronze Satoshi Nakamoto Statue in Budapest to Honor Bitcoin’s Creator

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Hungary plans to be the first country in the world to erect a statue of Satoshi Nakamoto, as a life-size bronze bust of Bitcoin’s creator will be displayed in Budapest. The bronze bust design is being constructed by two sculptors, Tamás Gilly and Réka Gergely.</strong> A Reflective and Hooded Bronze Bust of …

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