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This week, Rockefeller Center owner Tishman Speyer attempted to join the frenzied new world of NFT, perhaps in an effort to stay relevant as his competitors began selling virtual luxury real estate, land, and even digital yachts. But instead of all that, the developer tiptoed in with an animated GIF of a cartoon tree topped with a banner that proclaims its height of 79 feet – little more clipart than a digital artifact. dazzling.
Surprisingly, it didn’t go well. After a small rollout to press and at press time two days after launch, it only received 63 views on OpenSea, an NFT marketplace – a number that is surely inflated by editors and Curbed reporters who send the link in both directions. A single anonymous person has made a minimum bid of around $ 500, although this bidder does not appear to hold any other crypto assets. It’s understandable that after the giant NFT events this fall in New York and Miami, Tishman Speyer wants to jump into the craze – it’s obvious there’s a lot of money behind it all, that he it’s bubble – but Rockefeller’s Christmas clip – the art tree is a real dud. There is something of a definite aesthetic about the tokens sold by Bored Apes and CryptoPunks, two of NFT’s most popular and valuable collections. – to know street art combined with jaded digital doodles. Hallmark’s stock art just won’t cut it. Still, the tender is open until Jan. 1 and the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity, according to the Real Deal. Then all you have to do is figure out what to do with a Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree NFT.