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The Most Expensive Portrait Never Sold
In January 2014 photographer Andrew Miller captured portraits of Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum. Despite facing challenges during the shoot, Miller managed to portray a confident and approachable image of Vitalik. Following the photoshoot, the co-founders of Ethereum expressed interest in purchasing the copyright with cryptocurrency as payment. However, the payment was never received.
Unbeknownst to the author, the portraits were widely used without permission and played a significant role in influencing Vitalik's image and contributing to the success of Ethereum. Now, with the value and recognition of the portraits in mind, the author realizes that the unpaid agreement could be worth an estimated $6,000,000.00 in cryptocurrency today.
It seems that Andrew Miller, the photographer, is seeking recognition and acknowledgment for the value of his work, which has had a substantial impact on the world of cryptocurrency and the perception of Vitalik Buterin.
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