Deadmau5 and digital artist Mad Dog Jones auction off crypto art
Successful EDM DJ Deadmau5 has teamed up with digital artist Michah Dowbak, also known as Mad Dog Jones, to release two pieces of crypto art on trading platform Nifty Gateway.
– Goat lord (@deadmau5) January 12, 2021
The digital artworks in question are already trading for a combined $338,000, with the two auctions yet to close.
The crypto artworks are in the form of so-called non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs are crypto coins that are unique by design and cannot be duplicated, making them particularly Bitcoin Loophole review suitable for the digital securitisation of artworks and collectibles.
Deadmau5 and Dowbak have fused a mixture of music and digital art in their two NFTs. Dowbak had previously sold several NFT artworks with DJ 3Lau, which sold out in seconds.
The digital artist has collaborated with some notable personalities and groups including Run The Jewels, Jabbawockeez, Conor McGregor, Maroon 5 and Chromeo.
Deadmau5 has also tried his hand at NFT art before
For instance, as recently as December 2020, the DJ had sold a 30-second piece of audio art that raised US$49,277. In the same month, he had also made 6,000 NFT packs available for purchase on Wax Exchange, containing clips from his shows and video clips. With these, he was able to earn almost 100,000 US dollars. The musician seems to have made it his goal to inspire his fans with NFT technology. His reach is immense: he has 3.5 million followers on Twitter, 2.5 million on Instagram and 1.7 million on YouTube.
Nifty Gateway, an NFT trading platform run by the Winklevoss twins, has come up with another prominent auction this week. It was recently announced that Justin Roiland, one of the creators of the Rick and Morty series, will be releasing his own NFT artwork based on the series on 19 January.
In addition, a collaboration between artist Hipworth and British DJ Carl Cox will go online on Nifty tomorrow.