A reproduction of one of BUA’s new NFTs, “The MC.” Photo: Courtesy of Justin Bua
Newly arrived Boerne artist Justin Bua is ready to launch into the metaverse — and wants to make it easier for you to join him — with a new NFT.
Driving the news: The longtime artist, who goes by BUA professionally, is known for his fine art prints, but he will release his first NFT, “The MC,” at noon today.
Catch up fast: NFTs are non-fungible token, or digital-only assets that can be art, music, video or other media. The tokens have grown in popularity as a way to buy and sell digital artwork, with some going for millions of dollars.
Why it matters: The landscape of digital art is evolving, and Boerne is now part of the picture. BUA wants to lower the barrier to access for people who aren’t familiar with cryptocurrency, which is often used to purchase NFTs.
What’s happening: BUA is working with the platform Supermojo to allow people to buy his NFT with a regular old credit card, although crypto is still an option.
Details: BUA created 1,011 NFTs for today’s release — including 1,000 unique images….