Beeple, the digital artist whose “First 5000 Days” NFT art bagged $69 million only a couple of weeks ago has sold another of his artwork “Ocean Front” in the form of an NFT for $6 million. Beeple’s latest art auction was done for an environmental cause as all the proceeds of the auction would go towards OpenEarth Foundation to combat climate change.
Source: Nifty GatewayThe auction for the artwork was held on Nifty Gateway and Tron Founder Justin Sun made the highest bid with $6 million to win the ownership of the art. Sun was also among the highest bidders for the famous Beeple auction that fetched $69 million in the final few minutes of the extended auction. Beeple thanked Sun and other participants for making the auction a success and the fact that such a significant amount was raised towards combating climate change.
FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!1111111 MASSIVE CONGRATS TO @justinsuntron !!!!!!!!!!!1111
SIX MILLION DOLLARS for climate change. THIS is what we need to enact real meaningful change… to work TOGETHER instead of fighting one another.
we CAN do this, we WILL do this. pic.twitter.com/htsWhv503l
— beeple (@beeple) March 23, 2021
Justin Sun Trying to Capitalize on NFT Craze?
Justin Sun is quite a controversial personality in the crypto space and is often seen indulging in aggressive PR tactics. Thus, his recent rising interest in bidding for NFT artworks did not take many by surprise. Sun has been known for getting involved with almost anything trending in the market not necessarily limited to crypto space.
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