The 100 NFTs were sold for $ 1 to those who answered a questionnaire correctly.
To resell the work, its owners ask for up to USD 250 thousand.
Digital artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, has put up for sale 100 copies of an NFT consisting of a video that includes Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. In the play, the businessman has the body of Gigachad, a meme character that bears a certain similarity to the Incredible Hulk. It is guarded by the canine that represents dogecoin (DOGE).
This non-expendable token from the 39-year-old artist, It was listed for sale on the Nifty Gateway platform for only $ 1. In order to acquire it, it was necessary to previously answer a questionnaire. Those interested had only one option to do so, and all 100 units of the NFT were sold on the same launch day. The questions that, due to their difficulty, left many outside did not transcend.
Although each of the tokens that make up this edition was sold by Beeple for USD 1, the resale prices far exceed that figure, as can be seen in the marketplace. The most expensive resale at the time of writing this article it was made for $ 59,000. Some owners of the work are asking for up to $ 250,000 to get rid of the token.
Gigachad: the new tokenized version of Elon Musk
This release, in conjunction with other NFTs, is continuation of his series «The First 5000 Days«. These tokens were collected into a large collage that was sold for $ 70 million on March 11, 2021 at the popular Christie’s auction house.
This time, it is a clip that lasts less than a minute, in which the businessman appears only wearing intimate clothing, highlighting his masculine attributes. His powerful muscles stand out in a grotesque way, while he walks calmly, taking with his left hand the leash of the dog that represents the cryptocurrency meme. The canine is lying on the ground attentive to the order of its master to follow the path. Behind them is the launch of a SpaceX rocket, another of the companies led by Musk.
Then, the image in an instant, goes from being in color to looking absolutely black and white until become a gray figure, inert, in the style of Lot’s wife who turned into a pillar of salt after looking back as she fled Sodom with her family.
Other works by Beeple for sale in NFT format
Every day Beeple launches new NFTs on this marketplace. Although on other occasions it also used, as in this case, a symbolic sale price and the requirement to correctly answer a questionnaire, most of these tokens are sold at auction.
For example, the NFT for day 5,064, which included a physical representation of the artwork, was purchased for $ 500,000. Its buyer, identified as “Pablo”, has acquired more than 200 tokens in Nifty Gateway.
It is worth remembering that, as CriptoNoticias has explained, NFTs are digital assets or tokenized versions of the real world that have the particularity of not being interchangeable with each other. They can function as proof of authenticity and ownership within the digital world.