NFT has taken the world by storm. In yet another development, Tron Founder, Justin Sun announced that he is the winner of TIME Magazine’s iconic “The Computer in Society” cover as a non-fungible token. According to the website, Sun made an offer of 117 ETH around $210 on the Ethereum-powered NFT marketplace called ‘SuperRare’ by artist Boris Artzybasheff, which was accepted by TIME.
Sun is all set to deploy the token in his recently unveiled JUST non-fungible token Fund and issue the cover as a TRC-721 token on the Tron blockchain. His tweet regarding the same read,
“I’m thrilled to announce I’ve won the bid on TIME’s The Computer in Society – April 2nd, 1965 NFT!! This is the first time the computer was mentioned on the cover of TIME! I’ll put the NFT in JUST NFT Fund & issue this on TRC-721 on TRON network.”
For the uninitiated, “The Computer in Society” was the first-ever TIME cover that was dedicated to the computerization of the workplace. It was first published nearly fifty-six years back on the 2nd of April, 1965.
Justin Sun’s Tryst With NFTs
Non-fungible tokens, which are essentially representations of a physical or digital object on the Ethereum [ETH] blockchain, have become one of the hottest trends in the blockchain and crypto markets. This is not the first time Justin Sun has shown his continued interest in non-fungible tokens.
Recently, Sun had launched a fund for top-notch non-fungible token art that will only accept art pieces with a price tag of a minimum of $1 million.
A couple of weeks back, the Tron Founder almost won a record-breaking bidding war for a digital artwork by Beeple in Christie’s Auction. before narrowly missing out. Sun’s $60 million bid was trumped at the last minute when another came in to bet at $60.3 million. Following this stint, Tron Foundation exec won another $6 million Beeple in ‘Green’ NFT Auction.