Dogecoin (DOGE) co-creator Billy Markus has sold a number of pieces of non-fungible token art as of Tuesday.
What Happened: Markus announced the sale of the pieces on the Foundation marketplace on Monday. The Dogecoin card NFTs are still on sale as of press time.
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The series was described by Markus as “charming, unique, single mint" collectibles.
I'm delighted to announce that the first edition of Dogecoin card NFTs are up for bidding!— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) May 3, 2021
See them here: https://t.co/hCabXEXxGq
In collaboration with my incredibly talented friend @supershigi, this 6-card series are charming, unique, single mint collectables on @withFND pic.twitter.com/t2V94S4Y1j
Markus said the artwork was in collaboration with his friend Laura Shigihara, a game developer and composer.
According to Shigihara, she is responsible for the audio for “Plants vs. Zombies,” “To The Moon,” and “World of Warcraft” among others.
Why It Matters: The highest bid of 20.7727 Ethereum (ETH), or $70,509.19, was secured by the “Capped Doge” card, which according to Markus was inspired by countless requests to “CAP THE DOGE” that he received over the years.
Also sold was a card titled “Dogecoin Alpha” for 8.8888 ETH, or $30,171.73. The artwork is related to the creation of the joke cryptocurrency and the initial days of the collaboration between Markus and Jackson Palmer, the other co-creator of DOGE.
Other pieces that found takers include “Hydroge, So Destroy,” “Ackshually Doge,” “Doughge,” and “The Billionaire Doge.”
These cards were sold in the range of 0.25 ETH ($848.58) to 1.22 ETH ($4,141.07).
DOGE hit an all-time high on Monday, just below the 45 cent mark spurred on by Tesla Inc TSLA chief Elon Musk’s scheduled appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
The Shiba Inu-themed cryptocurrency traded nearly 13% higher at $0.43 at press time. ETH traded 8.81% higher at $3,361.46.
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