BitTrunks Announces the Release of World’s First-Ever NFT Art Made by an Elephant
BitTrunks www.bittrunks.com, the NFT-branch of Elephant Art Online (EAO) www.elephantartonline.com, today announced the debut of its NFT (non-fungible token) initial release featuring the world’s first NFT created by an elephant. The NFT artwork was produced by Tunwa (TW), a 7-year-old elephant who was born and raised at the Maetaeng Elephant Park & Clinic in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Tree of Life is the world’s first-ever NFT art made by an elephant (Photo: Business Wire)
This 1 of 1 NFT, unlike anything seen by the art world before, will include video and photos of TW skillfully manipulating paintbrushes with his trunk under the direction of his mahout elephant keeper while creating a one-of-a-kind Tree of Life painting. The NFT will also provide additional value-added content including outtakes of TW painting, a day-in-the-life of TW interacting with other elephants in his habitat and a digitally verifiable certificate of authenticity of the painting (QR Code).
The exclusive TW release marks BitTrunks’ entrance into the crypto marketplace. To place a bid on the visually stunning 1-of-1 TW Tree of Life item please visit the BitTrunks page on OpenSea https://opensea.io/bittrunks. The auction is set to open on October 28, 2021, at 9:30 AM ET and to close on November 4, 2021, at 12 PM EST. The winner will receive ownership of the NFT along with a tangible canvas of the painting and a certificate of authenticity encased in an attractive plexiglass frame.
Click the link to see elephant artists in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNTbaXnrLl8
“We are thrilled to present to collectors and investors alike the first tokenized painting made by the most talented and artistic elephant in the world,” said Dwain Schenck, co-head of BitTrunks. “This marks a first in the NFT space for the world’s largest land mammal to create a non-fungible token whose qualities rivals that of a human artist. This is also a historically-unique investment opportunity where a portion of the sales proceeds will help support the elephant park where TW lives alongside more than 80 other elephants, as well as the lifesaving medical clinic run by the park.”
Reuters recently reported that sales volumes of NFTs surged to $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021, up more than eightfold from the previous quarter, according to data from market tracker DappRadar.
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