Auction house Christie’s New York recently sold a digital-only artwork by the artist known as Beeple for $69m (£50m).
The artwork was sold as a non-fungible-token (NFT) which uses blockchain technology to create a unique digital certificate which states who owns it.
It is part of a wider trend which has seen an animated Gif sold for more than $500,000, musician Grimes selling some of her digital art for more than $6m and even trading cards turning digital-only.
So could this approach help artists monetise their work?
BBC Click’s Lara Lewington reports.
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