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原産のデジタル式。池田亮司の非代替性トークン作の直接販売 @ サザビーズ Origins of Digital Formula. IKEDA Ryoji’s direct sale of NFT @ Sotheby’s

池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda "A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits", detail @  Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale,  Sotheby’s New York, 10 June 2021
池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda "A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits", detail @ Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale, Sotheby’s New York, 10 June 2021

IKEDA Ryoji 池田亮司 jumps on the NFT – Sotheby’s bandwagon, too. His first NFT actually costs about 7.000 US$, we’ll see at what price level the last bid on the 10th of June will end.
Check the live auction:

IKEDA Ryoji A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits (2021)
IKEDA Ryoji “A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits” 2021
池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda
池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda “A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits” @ Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale, Sotheby’s New York, 10 June 2021, screenshot
screenshot from Sotheby’s website

Lot 8

Owner: Ryoji Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda
b. 1966
A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits

Non-fungible token ERC-721 on Ethereum L2 chain Polygon
Token ID: 98227972
PNG image file
Image resolution: 15,493 by 15,493 pixel
File size: 11,769,312 bytes
Minted on May 14, 2021, ed. 1/1
This smart contract exists on the L2 Polygon Network using the startbahn platform. Transferring to accounts not registered on the startbahn platform may require direct contract interaction.
Smart Contract Address: 0x2dCb5CCa01361719Ad48051109916d9D42a24800 (Matic/Polygon)

Condition Report
The following condition report is provided by nameless™.

This token was minted on the Startbahn platform, which is built on the Polygon blockchain, a Layer 2 sidechain to the Ethereum blockchain.

The Startrail solution built on Polygon where this NFT currently exists is built with a thoughtful approach to users and artists, and offers a custodial solution for ease of use.

The security of the token meets standard ERC721 levels, and the solution includes standard ERC721 functions for transferability, but the addition of extra contract functions to enable specific features on the Startbahn platform.

The tokens created by the Startrail contracts (these are the groups of backed contracts Startbahn uses for the extra functions provided by the platform) do meet ERC721 standards for function use, and can be ported to the ethereum mainnet. What this means is that even though Startbahn recommends users create an email based wallet through, the tokens can be transferred directly to any ethereum address if desired by the buyer. The buyer may also transfer this NFT to the Ethereum main network but additional transaction costs will incur.

To receive this NFT, the preferred way is for the buyer to create a Startbahn Cert. account ( with their email address. The usage of Startbahn Cert. is free of charge.

The artwork associated is saved on the artist’s private server, but will be delivered to the buyer at the end of the auction. All ownership history and genuinity of the artwork is securely stored in the Startrail Registry Record (SRR). In Startrail, artists can set terms of each NFT which applies even after the primary sale.

The traceability and security of this token is good, the buyer must be aware that this NFT does not currently support transactions on secondary NFT marketplaces (which may be subject to change). The buyer may resell this NFT via galleries, auction houses or off-chain markets, and transfer the NFT ownership to the next owner via Startbahn Cert.

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池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits sold for 75.600 US$ @ Sotheby’s 2021:6:10
池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda “A Single Number That Has 10,000,086 Digits” sold for 75.600 US$ @ Sotheby’s 2021/6/10

Recognised as one of Japan’s leading electronic music composers and visual artists, Ikeda is renowned for his unique practice across both visual and psycho digital formula.

Tbh, I recommend you to smoke a joint with your fellows while appreciating his IRL performance. But not in Japan, – you may die in your tiny, 3-tatami, prison cell.

池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda
池田亮司 Ryoji Ikeda
IKEDA Ryoji 池田亮司
IKEDA Ryoji 池田亮司

I encountered Ikeda’s work for the first time some 30 years ago during ダムタイプ Dumb Type’s performances @ Spiral Tokyo,

later in Berlin and at his solo show at MOT (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo).

池田亮司 + / – [ the infinite between 0 and 1] キュレーターインタビュー

Concerning NFT and the art market, you may learn more via the following, constantly actualised, links:

NFT デジタル作品 コレクターズ
NFT digital artworks collectorsデジタル作品-コレクターズ/

NFTs prices linked to art down 70%. MURAKAMI Takashi, today: I sincerely apologize to those who have already put in their bids, but I hope you will understand the logic behind this withdrawal, the aim of which is to later allow you to enjoy my NFT works more conveniently and with peace of mind.

クリスティーズ:ビープルのデジタル作品 NFT(非代替性トークン)「The First 5,000 Days 」69.3 Million 米国ドル
Beeple “The First 5,000 Days” NFT Fetches US$69.3 Million @ Christie’sビープル/

As you may purchase IKEDA Ryoji’s NFT work with your cryptocurrency; – just keep in mind that hours ago TESLA’s Elon Musk expressed some discontent (broken heart) with Bitcoin. So I expect some funny, explosive volatility in the crypto-market. For the Robin-hooder: I’m not talkin’ about Musk jerking off with “GameStonk”.

Most beloved meme of the day: GameStonk ゲームストンクゲームストンク/

Check it out:
“Her: I know I said it would be over between us if you quoted another Linkin Park song but I’ve found someone else. Him: So in the end it didn’t even matter?”

up-date 2022/11/19


ジャスティン・ビーバー NFT
ジャスティン・ビーバー NFT

Justin Bieber’s $1.3 Million Bored Ape Plunges in Value to Just $70,000 as NFT Prices Continue Their Free Fall
Bieber’s is an unremarkable example.
Vittoria Benzine, November 18, 2022

One of Justin Bieber’s Bored Apes, bought for $1.3 million in ETH this January, is likely now worth just $70,000.

NFT ジャスティン・ビーバー
NFT ジャスティン・ビーバー

That figure’s based on the current floor price, or lowest asking price, for any artwork in the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s collection of 10,000 utility-enabled PFP (profile picture) artworks. Bieber’s Ape pegs to that value because its variable traits and features (like eyes and outfit) are common among the collection—one of several critical indicators of value when it comes to BAYC NFTs.

The whole collection has a taken hit as of late. Yahoo Finance noted this week that BAYC’s floor price has fallen about a third since just the beginning of November, dipping below $60,000 for the second time this month on Monday, after peaking at $429,000 in April.

NFT ジャスティン・ビーバー NFT

Still, out of 10,000 Bored Apes in existence, Bieber’s January acquisition ranks the 9,810th most rare. If he specifically didn’t own it, the piece would probably sell for floor price. Bieber’s involvement with BAYC coincided with crypto’s cultural and financial high water mark.

Some have wondered why Bieber even bought the otherwise unremarkable ape in the first place. “The common thought is that the specific traits spoke to him and lyrics of a recent song he had released,” a crypto expert known as Punk9059 told Artnet News. “He had released a song about being sad at the time. Everyone in the community knew it was an ‘outlier sale.’”

Punk9059 added that the true value of Bieber’s NFT was probably $300,000 when he bought it, meaning the market-driven value dip on this particular work might not be as bad as outlets are making it out to be.

“The idea of people paying for NFTs is very easy to want to sensationalize and dunk on,” Punk0959 continued. “The vast majority of people find it crazy. So articles that describe how down people are often go viral, especially when you mix in a celebrity.”

Another of this month’s biggest headlines was the surprise disappearance of FTX Ventures founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s $16 billion fortune—history’s largest wealth destruction event.

“NFT prices were hurt by the FTX collapse, but we’ve been on a multi-month trend where prices on profile-picture projects have been declining,” Punk0959 said. “[Bieber’s] wasn’t all that out-sized of a move.”

ジャスティン・ビーバー Justin Bieber

Interest in BAYC spiked this week too, increasing 135 percent to $6.5 million worth of Apes sold Tuesday, perhaps due to speculators buying the dip in hopes the Apes do rebound.

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