Rolling Stone



In the past year, an offshoot of cryptocurr­ency called NFTs — or nonfungibl­e tokens — has become one of the world’s hottest topics, and in a year without inperson events, they’ve created a huge revenue stream for musicians and artists who’ve gotten in on the ground floor of this expanding market. While the dollar amounts may be mindboggli­ng, the appeal is obvious: Whether these “digital safes” store images, videos, pieces of music, or luxury experience­s, they can be tracked on a transparen­t network and can’t be replicated. Here’s a look at some of pop culture’s zaniest and most successful NFTs, and the total amount of money artists have earned from them.

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