L'album inédit du Wu-Tang Clan passe de Martin Shkreli à un collectif artistique NFT

Wu-Tang Clan's Unreleased Album Changes Hands From Martin Shkreli to an NFT Art Collective

Après avoir combattu devant les tribunaux depuis 2015, l'ancien gestionnaire de hedge funds Martin Shkreli a été condamné à sept ans de prison pour complot en vue de commettre une fraude en valeurs mobilières et il a été contraint de payer $7.4 millions d'amendes. Un des Shkreli’ses biens précieux, an unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album, was seized by the U.S. Marshals and sold for $4 million. Tout recemment, the public was told that the unreleased record called “Il était une fois à Shaolin” was sold to the non-fungible token (TVN) collectors syndicate calledPleasrdao.


The New Owners of ‘Il était une fois à Shaolin’

Long ago, the hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli used to live stream and brag about his unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album he purchased at an auction for $2 millions en 2015. toutefois, a few years later, Shkreli was sentenced by the U.S. court system for conspiring to commit securities fraud and he was sentenced to seven years.

While spending his prison sentence at the low-security Federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, Shkreli was also forced to forfeit a lot of his wealth and pay fines of up to $7.4 million. The coveted Wu-Tang album he bragged about was seized by U.S. Marshals.

The new owner of “Il était une fois à Shaolin” is a group called S'il vous plaît, a collective of defi leaders, early NFT collectors, and digital artists. According to an in-depth report published on October 20, 2021, the Pleasrdao collective purchased the Wu-Tang album for $4 million and the organization aims to bring the unreleased record back to the people. Jamis Johnson, S'il vous plaît’s “chief pleasing officer,” explains that the purchase was a great accomplishment.

This beautiful piece of art, this ultimate protest against middlemen and rent-seekers of musicians and artists, went south by going into the hands of Martin Shkreli, the ultimate internet villain,” Johnson expliqué. “We want this to be us bringing this back to the people. We want fans to participate in this album at some level.

Community Ownership and Private Exhibition Concepts

The groups website says that the DAO is experimenting with digital and community ownership. “Its members are exploring ideas such as fractionalizing iconic pieces to be distributed to, and owned by, the community.

When speaking about acquiring the unreleased Wu-Tang Clan record, Cyrus Bozorgmehr, an individual who worked closely with the album, explained that the album could be played for people paying for exhibition tickets.

You couldnt play [the album] onstage at Coachella, but you could take out six really cool spaces across the world and do exhibitions with it where 200 people come at a time,” Bozorgmehr said. Actuellement, the Pleasrdao collective has not disclosed what they plan to do with the coveted Wu-Tang Clan album calledOnce Upon a Time in Shaolin.

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