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The NFT hype is showing no signs of slowing. Now, Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda has shared his first digital collectible piece. 

Mike Shinoda Mints NFT

Mike Shinoda, the American musician best known for his role in the seminal rock band Linkin Park, has released his first NFT. 

An auction for the digital art piece, titled “One Hundredth Stream,” is running on Zora, an exchange for buying limited edition art and other goods. 

Zora lets users bid on items using various currencies. Since listing “One Hundredth Stream” earlier this weekend, it’s received a bid of 7 WETH—around $11,200 at publication. 

Shinoda confirmed that he would donate the proceeds from the winning bid to a scholarship he funded at ArtCenter College of Design. 

The NFT contains music created by Shinoda. He explained that listing an item this way would likely be more lucrative than releasing a song worldwide through traditional methods. 

Based on some of his other Twitter comments, the listing has received a mixed response from his fans. He said

“It doesn’t matter if you think a current bidding price is too high for a digital collectible. It matters that one person thinks the [sic] price is worth it.” 

Shinoda isn’t the first musician to get involved in the NFT boom recently. Only a few days ago, Soulja Boy minted his first piece. Lil Yachty also raised $16,050 for his first collectible, and Carl Cox has released music as a token in a similar way to how Shinoda has done. 

The auction ends this weekend. It can be viewed here

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