Justin Roiland’s piece was included in an exchange of non-expendable art tokens owned by Gemini.
A crypto artwork by Justin Roiland, co-creator of the famous Rick and Morty cartoon series, has been sold for an attractive price on the Nifty Gateway non-expendable token market.
Called „The First Ever Edition Of Rick And Morty Cryptoart“, the tokenized artwork was sold at a silent auction for USD 150,000. Nifty Gateway announced the news on Twitter on January 19.
The creator of Rick and Morty is auctioning a collection of art in the form of NFT
The newly sold artwork is part of Roiland’s cryptic art collection called „The Best I Could Do“. The collection includes multiple works of art inspired by the Rick and Morty series, as well as other animations, including the iconic American animated comedy, The Simpsons.
Dubbed „The Smintons,“ Roiland’s cryptic artwork is expected Bitcoin Optimizer to sell later today as the auction closes at 7 pm EST. At the time of writing, the highest bid amounts to USD 188,137.
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The latest news comes shortly after Nifty Gateway announced the auction of the Roiland collection on January 13th. The co-creator of Rick and Morty is apparently one of the first to adopt Bitcoin (BTC), as he publicly approved cryptomonance in 2015.
Owned by Winklevoss‘ Gemini crypt coin exchange, Nifty Gateway is an important NFT marketplace that facilitates a number of NFT sales every day. In December 2020, an NFT piece with the Star Wars theme was sold for USD 777,777 on the platform. Previously, Nifty auctioned off NFT „Picasso’s Bull“ by Trevor Jones for USD 55,555.
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NFT crypto has been steadily gaining momentum in recent months, giving famous creators and artists a new opportunity to sell their pieces directly to their fans. In late 2020, Sean Ono Lennon, a British-American musician, composer and producer, auctioned off a tokenized digital artwork on the Rarible non-expendable token market.