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Bitcoin 2021, a June 4 and 5 event in Miami that is poised to be the largest Bitcoin gathering in history, has partnered with non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace NFTglee to auction a “Golden Whale Pass” NFT that will serve as a lifetime VIP pass to the event with extra perks.

The auction will be held via NFTglee’s website starting at 5:55 p.m. EST today. The NFT render was created by cryptocurrency-focused artists Paul Milinksi, Olivia Steele, Anchorball, Vincent Ubags and Tommy Marcheschi. Steele said using bitcoin-based NFTs helped address some of the environmental concerns associated with digital collectibles. 

Image courtesy of NFT artist Olivia Steele

Image of NFT artist Olivia Steele by Manu Anaya

Bitcoin-based NFTs

"The environmental concerns gave me real pause until I fully understood the advantages of building (minting) on Bitcoin," Steele said. "A dramatically reduced environmental impact and the opportunity to collaborate on a piece of history with these incredibly talented artists inspired me to really embrace this project and forthcoming Bitcoin-based NFT drops."

Golden Whale Pass NFT

The NFT will be hosted on NFTglee’s auction platform built on the Liquid Bitcoin sidechain created by Blockstream. In addition to the cryptographic proof of original ownership afforded by the NFT, the winner of the Golden Whale Pass receives lifetime VIP access to all future events hosted by The Bitcoin Conference team (and lifetime access for a plus one), three vintage bottles of 1996 Dom Pérignon, a bag of luxury goods and five luxury suite tickets to the June 6 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul. The auction is live until June 3, 3:33 pm ET. 

“The winner of the auction will be granted Whale Pass inclusion into upcoming Bitcoin conferences for as long as they exist,” according to a press release shared by NFTglee. “The first edition of the Golden Whale Pass is a meaningful move forward in the genesis of Bitcoin and its incredible versatility. NFTglee, Blockstream, Bitcoin 2021 and our collaborating artists are honored be a part of it.”

Bitcoin 2021 and The Bitcoin Conference series are subsidiaries of BTC Inc, which also owns and operates Bitcoin Magazine.