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Meet the Irish NFT collectors on the hunt for digital gems that could change their lives

Growing numbers of art-lovers are investing in virtual creations. But is the market a good investment, or is it, as some believe, a bubble that has already burst? 

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Niamh Aughney with some of her NFT collection. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Niamh Aughney with some of her NFT collection. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Steve Murray

Steve Murray

Murray plans to exhibit his Faile NFT in his art diner

Murray plans to exhibit his Faile NFT in his art diner

Steve Murray collects NFT digital art. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Steve Murray collects NFT digital art. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Beeple's NFT, Everydays: The First 5,000 Days, recently sold for $69m at Christie’s

Beeple's NFT, Everydays: The First 5,000 Days, recently sold for $69m at Christie’s

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Niamh Aughney with some of her NFT collection. Photo: Gerry Mooney

As a creative agency founder, restauranteur and art collector, Steve Murray is well used to spotting emerging trends and seizing opportunities.

The father-of-four from Dublin is always on the lookout for new ideas, but when his friend sent him a text about an early NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) collection called CryptoPunks, Steve decided to sit it out and take a wait-and-watch approach instead.


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