Christopher Torres, the creator of Nyan Cat, wants this to inspire other artists.
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February 23, 2021 2 min read
This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
Last week, a new version of the animated image of Nyan Cat, a cat that flies in space and leaves a rainbow trail, sold for more than half a million dollars.
The famous image was created in 2011 by Christopher Torres who, on the tenth anniversary of the gift, decided to create a new version that was auctioned off.
I just opened the floodgates for the future of the meme economy in the crypto universe, no big deal ~
Seriously, thank you for believing in Nyan Cat all these years. I hope this inspires future artists to step into the #NFT universe so that they can get proper recognition for their work! pic.twitter.com/JX7UU9VSPb
– ☆ Chris ☆ (@PRguitarman) February 19, 2021
The artist shared a tweet humbly declaring that he has just opened the doors to the future with the meme economy in the crypto universe. “It’s not a big deal,” he added.
The message is also addressed to those who make a living from art. “I hope this inspires future artists to step into the #NFT universe to get recognized for their work!”
Go once, go twice, sold!
Thanks to @PRguitarman for bringing us with you for the historic ride. @NyanCat forever.
Watch the auction live stream again → https://t.co/XJQI2O0Ula pic.twitter.com/ywpgglnGiw
– Foundation (@withFND) February 19, 2021
Christopher’s work received a single offer on the “blockchain”, ie a digital currency for 300 ethers, so this amount would correspond to $ 591,351, more than half a million.
It is not yet known who the buyer was.