A TIKTOK star may be the first person to have sold “virtual love” as an NFT – for $250,000 (£185,000).
The staggering sum was reportedly paid out to Polish influencer Marta Rentel in exchange for her “emotions”.
Marta Rental says she’s been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for rights to her “digital love”Credit: Instagram / @martirenti
The Polish blonde, 21, isn’t revealing the name of the mystery buyerCredit: Instagram / @martirenti
But rather than receive a guarantee of physical intimacy, the mystery buyer now own’s an NFT, or non-fungible token.
They’re virtual items swapped like Bitcoin.
But unlike Bitcoin, each NFT is totally unique – so if you buy one, you’re the only person with it in the world.
The tech has led to wild virtual sales, including an auction for a digital house for $500,000.
Now TikToker Marta, who goes by the name Marti Renti, says she’s already cashed the sale from the unknown bidder.
“Yesterday I sold my first NFT for an incredible amount,” Marta, 21, said on Instagram.
Marta, who has 2.4million TikTok followers, went on: “I won’t tell you how much, because I don’t believe it myself.
“I don’t know who bought them yet. Brent, if it’s you, thank you.”
Later on, Marta revealed that the NFT had been bought for $250,000.
The deal includes “full rights to [the] digital love” of Marta.
And Marta has promised to go for a one-on-one dinner with the mystery buyer.
The 21-year-old is also due to appear on Poland’s version of ‘Fame or Shame’.
Marta has promised to have dinner with the new NFT ownerCredit: Instagram / @martirenti
What is an NFT?
What is an NFT?
Here’s a simple guide…
- NFTs are a hot new tradable item taking the internet by storm
- The letters NFT stand for “non-fungible token”
- If something is “fungible”, it can be traded for an identical counterpart
- For instance, Bitcoin is technically fungible – you can swap one for another, and have the same thing
- Physical cash is also fungible – you could trade one £10 note for another
- An NFT is a totally unique digital token with no copies
- Like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, NFTs work using a blockchain
- A blockchain is a public ledger of transactions recorded across the internet – and is totally unalterable
- The NFTs on the blockchain can be traded like Bitcoin, but they’re unique by design
- This gives them a special value, because each NFT is individual and unique
- You can turn almost any kind of data into an NFT
- People are selling digital artworks, songs and even tweets in NFT form
- More elaborate NFT sales include virtual trainers/sneakers and even a virtual house
- Importantly, NFTs are not physical – so if you buy an NFT object, you’re just owning a part of the blockchain and NOT a physical item
The savvy influencer says she’s already cashed in the NFT saleCredit: Instagram / @martirenti
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