The founder of the Tron network, Justin Sun, has bought a Joker-inspired artwork by Bored Ape Yacht Club Tron (BAYCTron), one of the first and most popular NFT collections on his blockchain today. The price tag? A stunning 150,000,000 TRX or $15 million.
With this transaction, the artwork BAYCT #6666 takes first place as Tron’s most expensive NFT sale to date. A position previously held by another Justin Sun purchase — the Tpunk #3442, which sold for $10,5 million in August 2021. Ironically, his Tpunk was also inspired by the Joker Movie of DC Comics.
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Crypto Punk #NFT became the most expensive @Twitter avatars worth $10M! But today, the world record has been renewed again.
I bought a new Ape avatar with $15M worth of #TRX today!
After all, the art of the #NFT avatar is the new artistic showcasing for our generation. https://t.co/Jmam6rv2Xb
— Justin Sun 🅣 (@justinsuntron) November 30, 2021
The Chinese-born, 31-year-old tech billionaire is a deep believer in the digital art space and, particularly, the use of non-fungible tokens as key enablers of its development. Justifying his latest acquisition, Sun wrote on Twitter: “After all, the art of the #NFT avatar is the new artistic showcasing for our generation.”
While this sudden move by Justin Sun took the…