Are people high on NFTs… or just high?


 

Someone very rich (or dangerously insane) just spent more than $500,000 to purchase an NFT of a virtual home. “Mars House” is a piece of digital artwork by Techism artist Krista Kim.

What will the buyer do with it? Most likely place the home in a metaverse: a virtual world where people routinely buy and sell virtual real estate, goods, and services.

This has been quite a week for NFTs. Christie’s auctioned off an NFT of Beeple for more than $69 million, Jack Dorsey auctioned off a file of his first tweet for over $2.9 million, and my friend Harry made an NFT of a fingerpainting his four-year-old son did in preschool and sold it for $135.

Are people high on NFTs or just high?

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the host of the Shelly Palmer #strategyhacker livestream and co-host of Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com

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