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The triumph of Johnny Depp in his defamation action against his ex-wife Amber Heard is being monetized by clever non-fungible token (NFT) designers.
- The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial is profitable for NFT designers.
- One NFT collection is supported by a Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
- Some NFTs have an uncharitable opinion of Amber Heard's accomplishments.
After six weeks of brutal courtroom drama that was televised live around the world, Depp emerged victorious. It was nearly hard to miss due to widespread media coverage and the memeification of the trial on social media sites such as TikTok.
With the topic well established in the public mind and having captivated the cultural zeitgeist, it was inevitable that the cryptosphere would attempt to capitalize on the situation.
Never afraid truth
Several NFT designers have attempted to capitalize on Depp's burgeoning popularity, but Depp himself has also funded an NFT project. Never Fear Truth represents the actor's first significant journey into the art and NFT spheres.
The actor's friends and heroes, such as Hunter S. Thompson and Heath Ledger, are shown in the portraits painted by Depp. The collection was released in January, but interest in the NFTs rose throughout the trial. OpenSea measurements reveal a notable increase in activity the day following verdict day.
25% of the revenues from NFT sales will be donated (not committed) to The Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, and the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation in memory of Heath Ledger.
Those undertakings unrelated to Depp have far fewer altruistic motivations.
Johnny Depp's Amber Turds, a scatological NFT effort, demonstrates how the Depp vs. Heard trial has become fodder for the internet's more offensive corners.
The NFT collection draws reference to the now-famous episode in which Heard supposedly gave her spouse the marital bed as a type of goodbye gift.
According to the project's own description, Johnny Depp's Amber Turds consists of "5,000 gold-digging, drug-abusing, fake-crying, stinking, crusty, and dusty Amber Turds that stink up the Ethereum Blockchain."
The collection includes quotations from the trial as well as crucial artifacts such as a gallon of wine and a compact mirror.
On OpenSea, Amber Turds have had fairly minimal trade activity, with a total volume of little over 55 ETH from the free-to-mine collection. That has not prevented one ambitious holder from pricing their Amber Turd for 420 ETH.
There is also crypto.
Finally, Johnny Depp Inu demonstrates that everything the NFT sector can hook on to, memecoin developers can latch on to as well. The U.K.'s Daily Express covered Johnny Depp Inu, but the cryptocurrency remains a nanocap memecoin for the time being.
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