My trading colleague and friend, Tim Knight, has been working on a hush-hush digital crypto art (NFT) project for just over 2 months. Until now, it’s been under wraps so as to have the first-mover-advantage in the ticker-symbol / art space.
I believe he has timed the amalgamation of two trends — the widespread interest in stocks and the rapidly-growing NFT market — just perfectly. And your investment in these symbols could pay off handsomely as they are one-of-a-kind and rare.
Side note: Don’t you dare try and snag these three symbols out underneath me… when / if they become available:
* PZZA =
Papa John’s Pizza (make offer)
* COOL = Majesco Entertainment, a video game company
* BUD –
Anheuser Busch (owners of budweiser) – purchased (make offer)
Now, over to Tim…
I’ve been waiting for this day quite a while, and I am glad October 1 is finally here. I am very pleased to introduce to you my new project and website, ticker.art
This is my foray into the NFT world with something utterly original. As the site says, “ticker.art is a series of commissioned art works that takes the most boring and utilitarian of things — the letters of a stock ticker symbol — and creates an exciting, original image, inspired by the company behind the symbol.”
Who knows, by bidding on my art pieces at OpenSea, you could be getting in on the ground floor of the next Andy Warhol. Or at least the Andy Warhol of ticker symbols.
Most of you have never bid on an NFT before. There’s nothing to it, and this weekend is a great opportunity to learn.
Here’s a helpful tutorial:
I, Tim Knight, encourage you to check out the site, and I look forward to seeing what comes of this new project!
How many of these are you going to sell for each symbol? One. Count ’em. One. That will make these super-rare. If this first collection is a smashing success, we might generate other artwork in the future based on these symbols, but we are not going to simply alter the original piece by tweaking the colors or a few pixels like many other NFTs. We would be making utterly original art, different from these First Edition offerings.
Do these NFTs do anything? What, like have one ticker symbol battle another to the death? Or reproduce a hybrid symbol? Errr, no, we haven’t gone there yet. This “initial public offering” are simply one-of-a-kind originals. We might make future collections do spiffy crypto-stuff, but not yet.
Did you choose the Ethereum protocol for a reason? Yes, because it allowed for an auction-based sale, and we’re definitely believers in free-market price discovery. We’re not crazy about the gas fees, since we think those are a barrier to everyone, but upon close examination of the Polygon platform, we decided its inability to support an auction was a deal-killer, so we opted for Ethereum.
When are the “coming soon” tickers going to be released? Soon! Honest! We have the whole schedule planned out, and all eighty of these initial offerings will be available no later than December 15, 2021, just in time to stick them under the Christmas tree.
How can I buy one of these? It’s easy: you just need to download the free MetaMask wallet, deposit some Ethereum into it, and you’re ready to place your bid on OpenSea.