According to the game’s website, someone picked up a limited edition race car for a whopping 415.9 ether (ETH) — worth $110,600 at the time.
The purchase harkens back to 2017, where collectors were purchasing virtual cats in CryptoKitties for tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, there is some speculation as to the validity of the transaction, with some on social media claiming that the purchase was made by an F1 Delta Time insider to boost interest in the project.
"anonymous". probably whoever made it sold it to a friend and is then getting the money back right after. CryptoKitties team did the same shit.
— Graeme Moore (@MooreGrams) May 28, 2019
Other blockchain-based games have had similar levels of interest from users likely hoping to become early adopters in the next big thing. At the end of April, one NextColonyuser bought several planets for more than $3,000 each in a presale auction.
F1 Delta Time will include a racing component that leverages the NFTs built on the ERC-721 and ERC-20 standards. The game centers around the collection and trading of unique Cars, Drivers and Components
The ERC-20 tokens will function as a currency in the game and will be used to pay entry fees and purchase certain items.
Please note, that is not a bit of financial advice, nor the WhaleToBe team’s view