Jack Dorsey sells genesis tweet for $2.9M, NFTs save wild pandas and extra

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter bought a tokenized illustration of his first-ever tweet for greater than $2.9 million on Monday.

The tweet was printed on March 21, 2006, and reads: 

A two-week bidding battle between Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi and tech entrepreneur Justin Solar noticed the worth transfer from $500,000 to the ultimate sale of greater than $2.9 million, with Sina Estavi profitable out with a bid of 1,630 Ether (ETH).

On March 10, Dorsey acknowledged that may instantly convert the proceeds from the sale into Bitcoin (BTC), and donate all of it to GiveDirectly, a corporation serving to these residing in poverty in Africa. After the sale concluded the CEO tweeted the transaction.

The public sale was held on NFT market “Valuables” and closed on March 22. The NFT platform permits customers to purchase and promote tokenized Twitter posts and is operated by blockchain-based social media firm Cent.

The platform has seen many huge names enter {the marketplace} to promote tweets, such because the NBA, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck, the NFL’s Inexperienced Bay Packers, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

John Cleese’s “promote you a bridge” joke NFT goes for greater than $33,000

Standard British comic and actor, John Cleese, seems to have joined the NFT gold rush in jest.

On March 20, Cleese printed a video to Twitter asserting he would public sale his first tokenized collectible on NFT market OpenSea.

Figuring out himself as “a younger, unknown, digital artist,” Cleese described the emergence of NFTs as a “cultural second” providing “a bridge from the previous to the longer term.”

Invoking the true-life story of the American con man who fraudulently bought the Brooklyn Bridge to a number of buyers (who had been later moved on by police after making an attempt to erect toll cubicles on the bridge), Cleese provides to promote his followers a one-of-a-kind NFT immortalizing his black and white digital scribble depicting the Brooklyn Bridge for the modest value of $69.3 million {dollars}.

Regardless of Cleese’s aggressive value targets, bidding on the token started on March 21 at simply $100, with bidding pushing costs above $33,000 as of this writing. The public sale is about to complete after 10 extra days of bidding.

John Cleese’s Brooklyn Bridge, (opensea.io)

In a March 19 interview with Vainness Truthful, Cleese remarked of NFTs, “The world has gone terminally insane.”

PixelPanda NFTs used to save lots of wild pandas

A brand new NFT undertaking “PixelPandas” has introduced it’ll donate 10% of all income to panda dialog. The undertaking will mint tokens that includes pictures of pandas for every of the 1,864 pandas that stay within the wild, after which public sale the tokens in restricted tranches on NFT market OpenSea.

Common PixelPandas, (opensea.io)

One PixelPanda that includes an 8bit panda in a beanie was bought on March 19 for 0.01 ETH and has been relisted with an asking value of 1 ETH price roughly $1,700.

The panda NFTs are categorized by their rarity, with the drops that includes “Common” pandas, uncommon “Kung Fu” and “Bamboo” pandas, and an ultra-rare “Albino” panda.

Donations from PixelPandas’ revenues have already funded the adoption of a wild panda by the World Wildlife Fund.

Rico Nasty releases 1 of 1 NFT

Acclaimed rapper Rico Nasty dropped her first tokenized collectible on NFT market SuperRare on March 22.

The one-of-a-kind NFT depicts a looped animation impressed by the music video for her latest single, “OHFR?,” and was made in collaboration with former DreamWorks animator, Don Allen III.

The public sale is because of shut on March 25, with the present highest bid sitting at 0.1 ETH price roughly $170.

Nasty’s dive into tokenized artwork follows different rappers corresponding to Ja Rule, who auctioned off an NFT depicting a portray of the emblem from the disastrous “Fyre Pageant” he confronted costs for after co-founding the occasion in 2017.