Rick and Morty Co-Creator Selling Crypto Art Collection in Digital Auction

Nifty Gateway, a marketplace for non-fungible tokens, is auctioning off digital art made by the co-creator of the animated series Rick and Morty.

Nifty Gateway, which is owned by the Winklevoss’ Gemini Trust, says that a collection of original artworks by animation legend Justin Roiland will be released on January 19th, allowing fans the chance to own some of Roiland’s one-of-a-kind digital pieces.

“We are thrilled to welcome Justin Roiland to Nifty Gateway for his first ever crypto art release! The full collection features several original artworks from Justin and will go live next Tuesday, January 19th at 7 PM ET.”

Roiland co-created the Emmy Award-winning series with Community creator, Dan Harmon. Rick and Morty premiered in 2013 and is in production on its fifth season.

Unlike cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) possess identifying information in their smart contracts making them unique. They are thus not mutually interchangeable allowing interested parties to own a truly scarce and singular digital asset.

In December 2020, a digital artist known as Beeple fetched nearly $800,000 from his art collection entitled “The Complete MF Collection” in an auction conducted on Nifty. In this case, the winning bidder was investor Tim Kang. Among other things, the winning bidder received a physical token containing authenticating information.

Around the same time, rapper Lil Yachty sold a digital art piece known as YachtyCoin for $16,050 on the same NFT marketplace. The collectible coincided with the rapper launching an eponymously named social token.

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