Of course, John Legere, the former CEO of T-Mobile, jumped into NFTs by spending $ 888,888.88 on one made by Steve Aoki, According to Rolling clip. It’s nice to know that he’s staying busy after performing with the CEO of T-Mobile on April 1, 2020.
The NFT in question is called ‘hairy’. This is a 36 second long video with music – which Rolling clip is described as ‘sound landscapes in harmony with digital animations’ and I would describe as ‘if Darude were to make music from within a Game Boy’ – and this visual:
Not only will Legere’s ownership of the video be permanently embedded in the blockchain, but he will also get a screen in acrylic that will display the NFT, as long as he does not sell it in the next two weeks.
Aoki is probably best known for his music career. The NFT is the latest in a series of Aoki’s eclectic projects, which include a brand Street Fighter II arcade closet, and some Samsung ads. According to Rolling cliphis collection of NFTs with Antonio Tudisco footage brought in $ 4.25 million, with Legere’s purchase being the biggest of the lot.
In a way, it was meant to be: Aoki’s father founded the Benihana company of restaurants. There’s a Benihana in the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena. Kismet, you know?