In celebration of Tintin's 94th birthday, an NFT of the Belgian comic 'Tintin at the Hotel Amigo' in Brussels within the next four months with 1,777 digital copies to be sold at the price of €350.
Non-fungible tokens – shortened to NFTs – are unique digital properties that cannot be copied, and have grown in both popularity and controversy in recent years. Many intellectual properties have decided to pass the digital divide from manuscript pages to everyday people's computer files.
Among these is Tintin, as two NFTs based on Hergé's original illustrations for "The Blue Lotus" will be sold at the Hotel Amigo in Brussels, in celebration of the Belgian comic book's 94th birthday.
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The NFTs are not from Hergé Museum's collection – their rights currently are owned Tintinimaginatio, who have decided to sell them under two different formats.
The first is a digital high-definition image of The Blue Lotus' print. Of these, 1,777 copies will be sold at €350 or the equivalent in cryptocurrency. The second of which will included 777 high-quality physical prints of the comic book's cover at a price of around €650.
However, the NFTs have not yet been developed and are only expected to go on sale sometime in the first four months of 2023.