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The Genesis of Berkeley’s First NFT Auction
In May 2021, the University of California, Berkeley’s Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Collaboration (UC Berkeley IP) announced that they would be auctioning off non-fungible tokens (NFTs) related to some of their most famous scientific discoveries. The sale, which is being conducted through the online marketplace Rarible, will feature NFTs related to five Nobel Prize-winning discoveries made by Berkeley faculty and alumni.
The idea for the auction came about as a way to generate revenue for the university, which has been struggling in recent years due to budget cuts. According to UC Berkeley IP director Amir Goldstein, the sale of these NFTs could bring in “tens of thousands of dollars.”
The NFTs up for auction are each related to a different Nobel Prize-winning discovery, and each one comes with its own set of rights and privileges. For example, the winner of the auction for the NFT related to the discovery of the HIV virus will receive the right to access all of the data and materials related to the discovery, as well as the right to use the Berkeley name and logo in connection with the NFT.
NFTs: The Growing Marketplace
The sale of these NFTs is just one example of the growing trend of using blockchain technology to auction off rights and privileges. In recent months, there has been a surge in the number of people buying and selling NFTs, with some even fetching millions of dollars.
It’s not just individuals who are cashing in on this new market; businesses are starting to get involved as well. For example, the popular online game CryptoKitties recently announced that they would be auctioning off a rare digital kitten for the equivalent of $140,000.
With the growing popularity of NFTs, it’s likely that we’ll see more and more businesses and individuals looking to cash in on this new market. So if you’re interested in owning a piece of history, keep your eye on these unique auctions! Nobel Prize-winning science is just the beginning.
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