That Time Someone Paid $910,000 For A Virtual Mega Yacht
— Updated on 25 September 2022

That Time Someone Paid $910,000 For A Virtual Mega Yacht

— Updated on 25 September 2022
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

How do you know when you have too much spare money on your hands? Generally speaking, it’s when you start buying virtual versions of real-life items for a fraction of the price. If you’re thinking about dropping close to a million on a metaverse mega yacht, for example, it’s safe to say you probably have some excess cash to throw around.

The sale of ‘The Metaflower Super Mega Yacht’ was facilitated by metaverse developer Republic Realm, parting ways with what was then The Sandbox’s most expensive NFT asset for 149 ETH (approximately US$650,000 / AU$913,000 at the time; US$197,000 / AU$300,00 today). For the uninitiated, The Sandbox is one of the leading metaverse worlds with collaborations with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Deadmau5, and everything from adidas to Binance. As Business Insider explains, players can build, own, and even monetise their gaming experiences.

The Metaflower Super Mega Yacht Sandbox Metaverse

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Described as a one-of-one, ultra-luxurious mega yacht, The Metaflower reportedly features a DJ booth, helicopter landing pad, hot tub, among other amenities (all of which are obviously virtual). This Fantasy Collection NFT also grants access to something known as The Fantasy Marina, which is designed to be “the crown jewel” of The Sandbox.

The news came days after yet another headline-worthy NFT sale. In a market-defining moment, a plot of virtual land sold for a staggering 550 ETH (approximately US$2.3 million / AU$3.2 million at the time; US$727,000 / AU$111,000 today), effectively putting the play-to-earn gaming platform Axie Infinity on the map.

“We believe this is the largest sum ever paid for a single plot of digital land,” tweets Axie Infinity.

“Congrats to the buyer and seller!”

Lmao.

Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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