Last monday, Visa became one of the first major corporations to join the realm of digital art, purchasing a prominent Nft de Criptopunk and throwing the art world into a frenzy.
The purchase, which generated headlines in the main media, stimulated an increase in the demand of the boys and girls of punk aspect in the form of non-fungible tokens.
The first Visa Nft, one of the 10,000-pixel pictures of 24×24 from the Cryptopunk collection produced algorithmically, is an avatar of a female figure distinguished by a Mohawk, Great Green Eyes, and Bright Red Lipstick.
“Criptopunk 7610” is one of the collection’s 3,840 female punks pictures and the visa’s most recent effort to acquire traction in the global crypto and NFT mark.
The digital payments behemoth paid $150,000 for this one-of-a-kind piece of art, taking his first quiet step towards the metaverse, a burgeoning online realm that promises to convert the Internet into virtual reality.
“We think that NFT will play a significant role in the future of retail, social networks, entertainment, and commerce,” said Crypto’s head on Visa, Sheffield.
The purchase of VISA NFT adds to the validity of the value they represent. Following the news of Visa’s acquisition of Criptopunk’s NFT, more than 90 figures were sold in less than an hour.
Larva Labs introduced the Cryptopunks, which are regarded as the first NFTs, in 2017.
OpenSea, one of the first and biggest non-fungible Token marketplaces, sold out of all of its NFT Tulips in 2.5 hours, with the highest price being $ 27,000.
From early paper credit cards to the Zip-Zap machine, Visa has amassed a collection of historic commerce artifacts over the past 60 years.
Cuy Sheffield, Visa’s Chief of Crypto, said that the company’s art collection includes Paper Early Paper and Knuckle Busters credit cards.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with this burgeoning community to make NFTs more useful and accessible in a number of settings,” SHEFFIELD stated.
Along with the acquisition announcement of the Cryptopunk NTF, Visa has also released an NFT wallpaper to assist brands and businesses in better understanding NFTs and their potential. Meanwhile, Anchorage, a newly chartered bank, aided in the agreement’s completion and, more importantly, became the first known bank in the United States of America to hold one of these unique assets.
Cryptopunk operates on the Ethereum Blockchain and may be purchased in that network, which will undoubtedly increase the value of Ethereum even more, despite the fact that network transfer speed and fees -which are on a countdown to Ethereum 2.0– have yet to be addressed.
Although it was thought that the Bubble Nft had exploded and that prices would fall, the non-fungible Tokens market has seen a surge in popularity since the beginning of this month.