A social media influencer has sold her love as an NFT to an unknown bidder for $250,000.
Marta Rentel from Poland decided to join the Non-Fakeable Token (NFT) craze by selling what she says is her love. Amazingly, the NFT made $250,000 for Rentel.The winner of Rentel’s NFT will now have the opportunity to have dinner with the influencer.
Rentel commented on the sale of her NFT, which she described as selling her “love,” saying, “Nothing on the internet is physical, it’s part of my online persona.”
Rentel admitted that the idea of selling her love was inspired by Italian artist Salvatore Gallau, who sold an invisible sculpture for $18,300.
Rentel further described her idea, saying, “”For me, selling digital love is empowering for women because we can love without compromising our freedom and individuality.” Digital love is transactional, but so is marrying a man just because he’s rich and stable, right?”
Rentel will donate a portion of the sales to charity.Rentel doesn’t deny the possibility of finding true love through sales, saying, “If I manage to successfully cast my digital love and find my significant other, then why shouldn’t other feelings and emotions follow?” At this point, Rentel doesn’t know who the winner will be.
The NFT industry is booming
The growth of the NFT industry continues to see wider adoption. Sportsmen are joining the craze, with Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho recently announcing his own line of NFTs.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has also entered the industry with its own NFT series, which will help support musicians on sabbatical during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coca-Cola recently announced that it will auction off its first NFT collection, which will include digital clothing that can be worn virtually in the Decentraland meta-universe.
Actress Mila Kunis successfully launched her Stoner Cats NFT sale last week, selling out in 35 minutes and raising $8 million for the future of the Stoner Cats TV series.