Nifty News: Ellen's NFT auction flops, Oscars controversy, Kayne's $1.8M sneakers, and more

Nifty News: Ellen's NFT auction flops, Oscars controversy, Kayne's $1.8M sneakers, and more


The much-hyped NFT sale by popular talk show host Ellen Degeneres has fallen flat, with the comedian selling just five out of ten available Gold editions of her “Woman With Stick Cat” NFT for $2,500 on the Bitski platform. Sixty-four other people paid $100 each for an open Silver edition of the same NFT.

The drawing appears to have been created with minimal effort in a bid to satirize the notion that any old celebrity-peddled junk will sell as an NFT.

A Platinum video monologue about NFTs by Ellen fetched the highest price — $14,555. In total, the sale has raised just $30,955 for the World Central Kitchen food relief charity — even after being promoted on her nationwide talk show and to her 79M followers on Twitter. But perhaps it was just the wrong audience.

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While there was a backlash in some quarters of the crypto community against the sale, any mainstream publicity for NFTs is good publicity right?

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