We live in interesting times…
Before we begin, I just want to explain what an NFT is. An NFT is a digital line of code that points to something on the internet; whoever owns the code owns the item in question.
NFTs can point to virtually anything on the internet, including art or images, and can even represent real-world items like houses, collectibles, and cars.
Recently, one user minted an NFT of a screenshot from the Tucker Carlson Tonight show:
The image wasn’t minted by the Tucker Carlson Tonight producers, himself, or Fox News, and it has since raised money for a cause that I am sure Carlson opposes…
According to sources, the NFT has since raised over $14,000 for pro-choice activists:
OOPS: An NFT featuring a screenshot of the Roe critic from his Fox News program was just sold in a heated auction — with the money going to Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice groups.#GOPWarOnWomenhttps://t.co/fMZ1qBEQDt
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) June 28, 2022
ProCoin News writes:
According to sources, a Tucker Carlson NFT accidentally raised roughly $14,000 for the pro-choice cause. Carlson, a staunch conservative television host has yet to comment on this recent development.
Right-wing, anti-Roe commentator Tucker Carlson is now an unwitting subject of an NFT, the auction of which raised money for @PPFA and other abortion rights groups. This @ZeitchikWaPo article ⬇️ includes interesting legal insight on NFT ownership, too.https://t.co/oJtAa4SJkY
— Kelsey Farish (@KelseyFarish) June 28, 2022
Protos provided more info on the sale:
Friday, the New York-based artist listed the NFT at 0.5 ETH or about $600.
After three hours, a bid was placed by an unnamed wallet for 4.20 ETH ($5,100).
Four more bids hiked up the price to 11 ETH ($13,450) within the next four hours.
The initial bidder returned Saturday with a winning bid of 12.10 ETH, worth about $14,800 at press time.