Announced Thursday, Aoki has partnered with motivational speaker and founder of Impact Theory, Tom Bilyeu, to launch the sci-fi-comic-themed “Neon Future” NFT set. The pieces, created by digital artist Maciej Kuciara, will go live on Nifty Gateway on April 27.
Aoki said he invested in bitcoin back when it was trading around $11,000 thinking it was late. “I like to be early in as many things as possible like this,” he said, and as an artist, he is always “looking for the next thing” such as NFTs.
For many artists, it has been a challenging time, with creatives unable to resume touring activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, NFTs have seen growth by creating opportunities for struggling artists and their fans.
Bilyeu co-created the Neon Future online comic collection with Aoki in 2018, he told CoinDesk. NFTs have been great for the market as artists no longer have to convince a “middleman” to feature their work.
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