Giant Black Truffle goes up for sale on NFT auction By BTC Peers
Bernard Planche, a French truffle grower, is thrilled by NFT’s success with digital arts. He has used an NFT auction as a way to make a sale of one of the most valuable truffles.
OpenSea will host the auction. The bidding is closed today. It is possible to pay for the truffle using cryptocurrencies, or cash. When they receive the enormous truffle, the winner will be issued an NFT which proves its authenticity. OpenSea’s blurb reads:
The winner of the auction will be invited to enjoy a private day of truffle-hunting demonstrations (searching for truffles with dogs or pigs) in Saint-Cirq-Madelon, in the Périgord, Bernard Planche’s estate. A surprise du Chef will be serving dinner on the site at the conclusion of this day.
Black truffles (tuber melanosporum), are one of the most prized edible fungi. With the average black truffle weighing in between 2 to 18 ounces, Planche’s truffle comes in at nearly triple the size of what is considered a typical large truffle. And while it’s not the world’s largest truffle (or even the largest black truffle) ever discovered, its big size puts it in an elite company.
Although the NFT auction for a huge truffle is a new phenomenon, edibles are part of NFT’s world since a while. Blockchain is being used by many startups to increase food origin.
LegitFish, a Boston-based startup that has been developing blockchain traceability systems since 2018, is among the most prominent. Ecogistix, which has been using blockchain to trace products for over a half-century, also developed such solutions.
Planche believes that NFTs can help demonstrate the potential of new technology to strengthen and support long-standing cultural traditions.
It is not his idea to just make money. He also wants to use blockchain technology to show the authenticity and legitimacy of his gigantic fungi to consumers.
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