There have been poetry, songs, artwork, objects, and much more auctioned as NFTs, but this time the auction involved a black truffle.
This is the first time a truffle has been auctioned as an NFT. Three times the average size, the black truffle offered at the auction weighs 1,2 kilograms, making it one of the largest truffles in Europe.
Bernard Planche, a famous French truffle hunter, is behind the initiative. Over the past 30 years, he has dedicated himself to truffles in the Dordogne area, in southwest France. The objective of his auction is to explore the potential of the blockchain in traceability, as well as support and strengthen ancient cultural traditions.
The auction of the black truffle NFT was held on Opensea, one of the leading marketplaces for NFTs, on February 9 and closed yesterday, February 11.
The black truffle NFT was sold for 1,62 ETH, or $4,677 (at the time of sale).
In addition to receiving the black truffle physically, the NFT buyer will be able to verify its authenticity using innovative technology.
The winner of the auction will also be invited to enjoy a private day of truffle-hunting demonstrations (searching for truffles with dogs or pigs) in Saint-Cirq-Madelon, in the Périgord, Bernard Planche’s estate. The day will end with a meal on site with the “Surprise du Chef”.