Beeple’s ‘HUMAN ONE’ sold online by the auction house Christie’s for $28.9 million, which was almost double the expected price. Claimed to be the first portrait of a human born in the metaverse, this 3D video sculpture is 7-feet high featuring dystopian imagery — a person in a space helmet striding through changing landscapes, within a 4x4-foot box.The artist Mike Winkelmann known as Beeple online, sold ‘Everydays: The First 5000 Days’ at $69 million through the same auction house, earlier this year.Sold on the SuperRare auction site for $6.2 million, this art was drawn using a pencil by Ross Ulbricht in prison. It is part of a collection of ten works, including an audio narration about his days in prison by Ulbricht himself and an animated video by artist Levitate. The NFT was purchased by the FreeRossDAO organisation, which had raised double the amount ($12.4 million) from contributors. Ross Ulbricht is a founder of the now-infamous Silk Road, which raised crypto awareness but became well-known for trading in banned substances. This purchase is part of FreeRossDAO’s attempt to have him released from prison.Initially offered as a perk, to movie-goers who paid for the price of an opening day ticket in advance. Sony Pictures and AMC Theatres have said this promotional NFT can be redeemed by the first 86,000 people. Attributable to the movie or the NFT’s popularity, all of them had been claimed as of December 10. The value at which these NFTs will trade after the movie’s release remains to be seen. A ticket for a movie at an AMC theatre normally costs $14 per adult, but scalpers were seen selling these advance tickets at upto $10,000 on eBay.For $4000 each, Beatles fans can own audio interviews with the four band members. This auction by the Voices of Classic Rock Archive (VOCR) lists interviews as well as a unique portrait of each of the Beatles, and is set to end today. The NFTs are set at a minimum bid price of 1.25 ETH (around $4000), with surprisingly few bids so far. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in 1960, with considerable following even among the generation that usually buys cryptocurrency and NFTs.The Pepsi-Cola company seems to think that buyers are deterred by NFT prices but not by gas fees. Celebrating the year they were born, Pepsi has announced a giveaway of 1893 NFTs said to be designed by the VaynerNFT company. Fans have been told to get onto their waitlist and connect their wallet. The tokens are said to be generated using 50 unique attributes, possibly in an attempt to ensure they have a resale value. Their tweet claims “big things are coming” and that their NFTs will “let us live new experiences together”, which seems to hint at a metaverse presence for Pepsi.A confidential email surfacing 16 years later at an auction, is not the advice of law firms. Yet, the Sequoia Capital venture capital (VC) found it to be a way to draw attention to their other crypto investments, as well as give away money for crypto innovation. The NFT of their YouTube memo which raised about $884,000 could also be a way of showing off their investment smarts and wooing more entrepreneurs, as Sequoia was an early investor in YouTube, and the VC gained large returns when they exited.Known for selecting a colour shade each year and assigning a character to it, Pantone this year included an NFT collection as well. Claimed to encourage creativity, this bluish-violet colour will be used in NFTs designed by the artist Polygon1993. Though not yet available, they will be sold on the Tezos blockchain.Initially priced at $200 each, the Mirror NFT project is described as a digital sculpture and gateway to the metaverse. Anima is a start-up pursuing the augmented reality (AR) metaverse dream, claiming to bring together physical and digital reality. To their marketplace, they have invited Demsky, a graffiti artist. He calls himself nostalgic for the 1980s and 1990s, balancing nostalgia with the future and radical creativity. Mirror consists of 8888 “unique, evolving” augmented reality NFTs, and a globe-trotting journey to activate digital sculptures.