Founded in 1744, Sotheby’s will auction one of the oldest non-fungible tokens (NFT), the Quantum by artist Kevin McCoy.
Announcing ‘Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale’ – an online sale that brings together a group survey of the leading NFT artists. Open for bidding from 3-10 June, the auction features the rare Alien CryptoPunk # 7523 from the collection of @sillytuna & more https://t.co/hGKSbU09gK pic.twitter.com/OFu4Apxvpy– Sotheby’s (@Sothebys)
Quantum was released in May 2014. According to Sotheby’s, this work is “the first ever created” NFT.
Two other digital lots will also be auctioned: the rare CryptoPunk # 7523, released in 2017, and The Shell Record by Anna Riedler.
The auction will take place from June 3 to June 10. They plan to accept bets in both fiat and cryptocurrency. The starting price is $ 100.
The organizers will donate part of the proceeds to the non-profit organization Sevens Foundation, which promotes aspiring digital artists.
Recall that in April 2021, Sotheby’s held an auction at which it presented the works of digital artist Murat Pak in the form of non-fungible tokens.
On May 12, Sotheby’s will put up for auction a painting by Banksy called “Love Is in the Air . ” They plan to accept bets in US dollars, bitcoin and Ethereum.