The stones are part of a series of photos: EtherRocks. It’s based on a kind of weird craze from the ’70s: pet stone. These were smooth stones marketed as “live pets”. It was delivered in custom cardboard boxes with straws and breathing holes. The stone will not need to be “feed, bathed, or cared for”. The originator of the idea became very rich.
The digital version of the stones is also of particular value. A brown rock yielded a record 400 ether. If we convert this cryptocurrency into euros, we will reach 1.1 million euros. Other stones were also sold at very high prices. Moreover, only 100 photos of the unique rock were made.
According to the EtherRock website, you can’t do anything with rocks: “It makes you feel proud that you only have one of 100,” apparently.
Tokens are NFTs or non-fungible tokens. This is a digital proof of ownership that shows the buyer is a specific business owner. It can be paintings, videos, or even houses. The first-ever tweet by CEO Jack Dorsey this way sold for $2.9 million (€2.4 million).
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