Aphex Twin has decided it’s time to get in on the NFT action. He surprised fans with an NFT auction this week, selling a 1 of 1 mint of a collaborative project with Weirdcore, a visual artist who is a notable Novation user.
The legendary electronic music producer, real name Richard D. James, sold the NFT for 72 Ethereum on Sunday 14 March. This was equivalent to around $128,500 at the time of sale.
NFTs have rapidly become a controversial subject matter. Although artists have been making a lot of money selling their work as NFTs, critics are conscious of the environmental impact the technology may have. This is still up for debate – Tycho and Benn Jordan briefly discussed the impact last week.
Aphex Twin announced that he and his team will “spend a portion of the money” from the auction on “planting trees and either donating to permaculture projects or setting them up ourselves, depending on how much we get.”
We will spend a portion of the money on planting trees and either donating to permaculture projects or setting them up ourselves, depending on how much we get .
— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) March 14, 2021
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