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Sotheby’s Goes Crypto for Next Hong Kong Auction

Sotheby’s is now accepting payment in Ether, Bitcoin or USD coin
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Sotheby’s Hong Kong has announced that it will receive payment in cryptocurrency from bidders at the “Diamonds: The Dazzle” auction on September 24, Rough & Polished reports.

 

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The highlight of the sale is a 177.51-carat Harry Winston diamond necklace.

 

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale
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The auction house, according to the report, “is now accepting payment in Ether, Bitcoin or USD Coin.” In July, an anonymous buyer bought a 101.38-carat diamond for $16.4 million in cryptocurrency during Sotheby’s Luxury Edit sale series in Asia.



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