Bored Ape NFTs Hit Hard, Justin Bieber’s $1.3 million: His first-ever NFT

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His first-ever NFT, a piece of art entitled “Take My Breath Away”, is the highest-selling celebrity collectible on the blockchain to date, selling for 0.005 ETH.

The new digital artwork is a digital Rorschach test—a popular meme that features a clip from the 1986 film Top Gun in which Tom Cruise’s character makes an impact with his mere presence. The meme typically consists of two pictures: one that was taken before the Cruise character arrived and one that was taken after.

Bieber’s artwork features 11 Rorschach test images on a single 0x1000000 token, with each image representing a different city or country on his ongoing global tour. The artwork is also available as a traditional limited edition print signed by the artist, with all proceeds going to charity through a non-profit organization that raises money for “people facing poverty or crisis with life-changing generosity.”

So kids, you might have heard that the Bored Ape NFTs hit hard this week, with LeBron James and Justin Bieber both being outed as users. That Bieber kid is getting a lot of flack for it, which I think is unfair. He’s 19 years old, he’s got $1.3 million in the bank. It’s not like he was using his prescription pills to get through work or school or anything like that. I mean, don’t get me wrong: I’m not condoning what he did—I’m just saying we should cut him some slack.

Bored Ape doesn’t typically post much about non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but the one that hit this week was so big, we couldn’t help ourselves. Bored Ape is currently attending a conference in Miami, where the news of Justin Bieber’s $1.3 million NFT purchase caught our attention. At the center of this particular NFT is a photo of the singer, which his management company took from his Instagram feed and put up for sale on CryptoKitties. The thing is, CryptoKitties is just one of several crypto games that are now available for NFTs. The Wild West environment it created for crypto gaming has spawned some pretty interesting projects, including a game called, which allows people to create their own celebrity-themed NFTs and sell them to others as collectibles. What’s particularly unique about Justin Bieber’s CryptoKitty is that it’s being officially endorsed by the star himself—his management team even tweeted about it. Of course, Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity who has dipped his toes into cryptocurrency through an NFT lately. Paris Hilton and Floyd Mayweather have both been known to promote ICOs on their social media accounts. If celebrities are going to start endorsing

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