Beeple's 'Everydays' NFT just sold for $69 million
Digital artist Beeple's "Everydays" NFT just became the third-most expensive item ever sold at auction for a living artist, going for $69.3 million in Ethereum after a weeks-long Christie's auction.
Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, is perhaps the most well-known and well-respected NFT artist. Leading up to the Christie's auction, a previous Beeple artwork sold for over $6 million.
The obsession with NFTs has led to a whirlwind of digital object sales, ranging from Jack Dorsey's first tweet to exclusive, limited edition NBA products. Whether or not the NFT art market will last remains to be seen; Vlad Ginzberg, the founder of NFT-marketplace Blockparty, warned the current market was "very frothy" in a conversation with Protocol last month.
Anna Kramer is a reporter at Protocol (@ anna_c_kramer), where she helps write and produce Source Code, Protocol's daily newsletter. Prior to joining the team, she covered tech and small business for the San Francisco Chronicle and privacy for Bloomberg Law. She is a recent graduate of Brown University, where she studied International Relations and Arabic and wrote her senior thesis about surveillance tools and technological development in the Middle East.