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Beeple Shatters Crypto Art Records Across the Board

Dec 14, 2020 · 5 min read

By Piers Kicks

This weekend marked a monumental milestone for the Crypto Art scene at large. Beeple, a legendary digital artist who has risen to fame after consistently outputting one artwork a day for over 13 years, has entered the space with a bang. 4976 consecutive days of dedication brought him all the way to crypto art. In just 48 hours, he sold over $3.5 million of digital artwork.

Beeple, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, first entered the space at the end of October when he released two single-edition pieces and a 100x $1 piece drop on Nifty Gateway (Winkelmann meets Winklevoss) that instantly sold out for a combined total of over $130,000. His recent “2020 Collection” has been the source of eager anticipation for weeks across the crypto art space. We can comfortably say it defied all expectation.  

I touched upon the different art marketplace approaches in a report from April and another at the start of October. One of Nifty Gateway’s primary differentiator

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