Celebrities who've joined the NFT craze
Andy Warhol's digital works from the '80s sell for record amount
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Much of the world is still wrapping its head around cryptocurrency, but now crypto art is storming the marketplace. These non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are secured blockchain-based records that represent pieces of digital or physical media and are bought using cryptocurrency. Similar to the way an original Van Gogh painting is worth more than the postcard, NFTs are a way for people to own the original pieces of art and their copyrights.
This surprisingly lucrative market has caught the attention of many celebrities, who actually started launching their own NFTs in various shapes and forms (images, videos, GIFs, tweets, songs, and more). And even posthumously, Andy Warhol's art continues to be ahead of the curve as the late artist just sold NFTs for a record-breaking amount, which you'll learn more about here.
Whether they’re capitalizing on the popular market or symbolically exploring the concept of ownership and agency, click through to see which stars have hopped on the bandwagon, and get a little more clarity on how exactly NFTs work.
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