A non-fungible token (NFT) of the Eiffel Tower sold for 38.5 ETH ($131,000) on OpenSea last week.
Italian augmented reality (AR) developer OVR minted the NFT, which is tied to a bundle of 60 digital hexagons representing the land on which the Eiffel Tower sits.
OVR divided the world into 1.6 trillion hexagons and sells corresponding NFTs to denote ownership of the digital real estate.
The highest bidder can create their “own virtual world” in the AR app — but beyond playing games and hosting parties to earn the platform’s native token, there’s not much to it.
It’s also worth noting this isn’t an “official” Eiffel Tower NFT. Anyone can issue NFTs for anything they like — moments, celebrities, even whole genomes.
But if you really love this particular steel tower and don’t have a hundred thousand to
waste spend, there’s plenty more affordable contenders.
“Eiffel Tower NFT” by Famous Places
“It rains in paris” by Passione43
“Eiffel Tower taken by the Alliens” by Surreal Cities Collection
A janky GIF of Louis Daguerre by KIMCCI
Louis Daguerre was a French artist whose name is one of 72 inscribed on the Eiffel Tower, and one of many now permanently etched into my brain.
Still, the new owner of OVR’s Eiffel Tower NFT seems rather pleased:
I am very excited about my new NFT acquisition on OVR. I also recently bought some unique football cards such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Zinedine Zidane but this one is very special.Camembert
Camembert hopes to invite David Guetta to their augmented Eiffel Tower party.
In any case, people have been romanced by buildings long before the rise of NFTs.
[H/T: Bitcoin News]