Autographia, a digital art startup and an NFT marketplace, launches with rare Elon Musk memorabilia and matching NFT
Earlier this year, we made a prediction that non-fungible token (NFT) is one of those tech fads that will soon fade away with time. As it turns out, we were wrong–NFT is here to stay. Since our last piece, NFT has gained major institutional support. Just yesterday, global payments giant Visa jumped into the NFT craze with the announcement that it bought a ‘CryptoPunk’ NFT for $165,000.
Visa is just one of the many Fortune 500 companies and technology startups entering into the digital art market after a single piece of a non-fungible token (NFT) art sold at Christie’s Auction for a record-setting $69.3 million, making it the most expensive digital art ever sold.
Autographia is another tech startup joining the NFT space. Today, Autographia announced a new NFT marketplace next week that will be one of the first places consumers can purchase unique memorabilia matched with its ultra-rare NFT pair. The marketplace is a partnership between Autographia, a US-based memorabilia company and a DeFi company that’s rising in popularity, HODL.
To celebrate the launch, the first item for auction on the HODL Diamond Marketplace is a rare model Tesla signed by Elon Musk, paired with a 1-of-1 NFT of the model Tesla and authenticated by Beckett, paired with a signed model Tesla NFT. Below is video proof of Elon Musk Signed Tesla HODL.
“It is with great excitement that we launch this new venture – an opportunity that has not been seen before in the memorabilia landscape with someone as influential as Elon Musk,” said Jim Martin, Vice President of Fan Experience at Autographia. “HODL is comprised of smart, cutting edge crypto buyers and we greatly look forward to introducing our memorabilia to new sets of eyes that value NFTs and can show the value that memorabilia brings as an investment over the short and long term.”
Built by its community of crypto enthusiasts, HODL Token and has since grown to operate at more than 500% the launch value. HODL Token brings real utility to DeFi by rewarding its shareholders through a 20% redistribution tax any time HODL is bought or sold. Debuting in tandem with Autographia’s exclusive signed model Tesla, the HODL Diamond Marketplace is where rare real-world products are matched with one-of-a-kind NFTs.
“With the rise in popularity of NFTs and collectibles at large we feel like a brand new frontier has arrived, and no better person to lead us on the journey than Elon Musk,” said Martin.
The auction will begin on August 29th at 8PM EST and last for 10 days. The opening bid will be set to 7.5 Ethereum. For more information on the auction or to participate, please visit www.thehodltesla.com.
Launched in 2020, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based Autographia is all-encompassing in the world of hand-signed autographed memorabilia. Autographia features one-of-a-kind, authenticated music, movie, TV, and entertainment memorabilia hand signed by the biggest stars.