Speculators and crypto-believers keep the faith in Bitcoin revolution

The crypto revolution was never supposed to unfold in the stuffy galleries and among the exorbitant wealth of Mayfair’s art scene.

Andy Warhol’s 14 Small Electric Chairs was on the block, but only to those brave enough to have dipped their toes into the cryptocurrency market.

Eleesa Dadiani, a broker and descendant of Georgian nobility, offered investors the opportunity to buy a small slice of the pop art pioneer’s work. She has brokered deals using digital currencies for Formula 1 cars, crown estate properties and fine art.

Last December when the price of Bitcoin surged to just under $20,000 (£15,270) and crypto mania reached fever pitch, such a radical future of tokenised art and luxury cryptocurrency…

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