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Can you purchase a gift The well-known rainbow kitten is auctioned for greater than half 1,000,000 dollars

Christopher Torres, the creator of Nyan Cat, wants this to inspire other artists.

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February
23, 2021

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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

Last week, a new version of the animated image of Nyan Cat, a cat that flies in space and leaves a rainbow trail, sold for more than half a million dollars.

The famous image was created in 2011 by Christopher Torres who, on the tenth anniversary of the gift, decided to create a new version that was auctioned off.

I just opened the floodgates for the future of the meme economy in the crypto universe, no big deal ~

But seriously, thank you for believing in Nyan Cat all these years. I hope this inspires future artists to step into the #NFT universe so that they can get proper recognition for their work! pic.twitter.com/JX7UU9VSPb

– ☆ Chris ☆ (@PRguitarman) February 19, 2021

The artist shared a tweet humbly declaring that he has just opened the doors to the future with the meme economy in the crypto universe. "It's not a big deal," he added.

The message is also addressed to those who make a living from art. "I hope this inspires future artists to step into the #NFT universe to get recognized for their work!"

Go once, go twice, sold!

Thanks to @PRguitarman for bringing us with you for the historic ride. @NyanCat forever.

Watch the auction live stream again → https://t.co/XJQI2O0Ula pic.twitter.com/ywpgglnGiw

– Foundation (@withFND) February 19, 2021

Christopher's work received a single offer on the "blockchain", ie a digital currency for 300 ethers, so this amount would correspond to $ 591,351, more than half a million.

It is not yet known who the buyer was.

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