NFTs are now the rage among powerful people. Of this, we are left in no doubt when the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, jumps right into that war. Musk, doing his own thing, has created a song about NFTs and was selling it as an NFT, that is, as a work of digital art using this blockchain-based system.
Elon Musk messes up again
But a few hours ago he responded to his tweet saying that he “doesn’t feel quite right selling this” and that he “passes” on selling it.
He likes to be talked about, we already know that. We already know all about his idyll with Bitcoin and Dogecoin, and a few days ago he decided he no longer wants to be called CEO and changed his title to ‘Technoking of Tesla‘. In that vein. But the NFT thing has cloth: Musk’s ‘song’ surpassed $1 million at auction, with the highest bid coming from Sina Estavi, CEO of CryptoLand and Bridge at $1.12 million.
Elon Musk‘s NFT song carries (of course) imagery: it features a gold trophy decorated with the ‘victory hands’ emoji and a diamond between them, Shiba Inu dogs (presumably referencing Dogecoin), rockets, a crowning Moon and two steps below written, one with the cryptographic term ‘HODL’ and another that says ‘computers never sleep’. All spinning and glowing to the rhythm of house music.
The new world order allows, amid a health crisis like the one we all live in, the rich and very rich to buy and sell digital objects at will by the millions, creating a bubble that while it should serve to give more monetization and income opportunities to artists, it serves to give someone who doesn’t need more money, like Musk, access to make a million dollars for things like this:
I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT pic.twitter.com/B4EZLlesPx
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2021
But it turns out that everything ‘was a joke’ and the ‘Technoking’ reverses. We’ll see what the next mess the new king of the world gets us into.