The crypto art of Justin Royland, co-founder of the hit animated series Rick and Morty, was sold at a fair price on the Nifty Gateway non-native token market.
Titled Rick and Morty Cryptoart First Edition, this piece sold at a silent auction for $ 150,000. Nifty Gateway announced this on Twitter on January 19.
The newly sold artwork is part of Royland’s Best Thing I Can Do suite of cryptocurrencies. The collection includes many works of art inspired by Rick and Morty, as well as other animations, including the popular American sitcom The Simpsons.
It’s called The Smintons, and Royland’s cryptocurrency work is expected to be sold later today, with the auction ending on 19 EST. At the time of writing, the highest bid was $ 188,137.
The latest news came shortly after Nifty Gateway announced the Roiland Group auction on January 13. Bitcoin (BTC) co-authors Rick and Morty were among the first to use Bitcoin (BTC) when they publicly endorsed the cryptocurrency in 2015.
Nifty Gateway, owned by Winklevoss’ Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, is a large NFT trading platform that allows multiple NFT sales every day. In December 2020, a Star Wars-themed NFT was sold on the platform for $ 777,777. Previously, Nifty sold the Bull Picasso NFT auction to Trevor Jones for $ 55,555.
Crypto NFTs have been gaining traction in recent months, giving popular creators and artists a new opportunity to sell their works directly to fans. In late 2020, British-American musician, songwriter and producer Sean Ono Lennon sold symbolic digital artworks in a symbolic auction on the non-exchangeable Rarible Market.