The world’s best-selling NFT artist will make the transition from Ethereum to Solana via Metaplex and Render Network.
Beeple, the NFT art scene, is coming to Solana.
The announcement was made today at Solana’s Breakpoint conference in Lisbon, Portugal, by Stephen Hess, CEO of Metaplex Studios, the inventor of Solana’s NFT standard.
“We’re pleased to welcome Beeple to Metaplex and Solana in conjunction with the Render Network,” Hess said, adding that Beeple will “debut the future of streaming and immersive 3D NFTs.”
Details on the agreement were few, with a formal announcement expected on Soon. Users will be urged to “build your own unique NFT with a Beeple Everyday,” utilising a “randomised selection of things and time to create with,” according to a slide accompanying Hess’ announcement.
Beeple’s NFT parody, EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5,000 DAYS, was sold for more than $69 million in 2021.
Beeple is already associated with Render Network, having worked as an advisor to the platform, which offers producers a decentralized, peer-to-peer network that allows users to access remote rendering capacity.
Render Network secured $30 million in a fundraising round led by the Solana Foundation and Alameda Research in December.
Beeple’s NFT art is unrivaled.
Beeple has moved out into tokenized physical artwork with a “kinetic video sculpture” linked with an NFT after his headline-grabbing $69 million NFT sale last year, and has begun work on a digital art studio to showcase work by himself and other producers.
Beeple announced earlier this year that he expects NFTs to increasingly focus on “emotional connection or utility” rather than “just wild speculation.”
He said that “there will be some type of usefulness to having these things” in his future works, and that he’s interested in investigating the possibilities offered by dynamic NFTs.
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