Aphex Twin has hidden a secret in his recently-sold NFT

It hinted that the enigmatic producer has something planned for next month.

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Fans have uncovered a secret hidden in Aphex Twin’s NFT which sold earlier this month for $128,000.

An Instagram video shared by digital artist Freeka Tet – who contributed “additional technical input to the token” – explained a procedure to unlocking something “special” hidden in the NFT.

“NFT HACK,” Tet wrote in his post on Saturday (27 March). “Been hiding something special in the NFT from the get go 🔓 and check what is inside.”

The full post below:

The treasure hunt eventually leads to a Dropbox folder with a date: 14 April 2021. According to comments on the post, fans viewed the date as both a reference to Avril 14th, a track from Aphex Twin’s 2001 album Drukqs, as well as a hint that the enigmatic producer has something planned for next month.

Aphex Twin listed his very first NFT on 14 March, explaining in an announcement that a part of its earnings would be set aside for green initiatives to counteract the carbon footprint of minting NFTs.

“We will spend a portion of the money on planting trees and either donating to permaculture projects or setting them up ourselves, depending on how much we get,” he tweeted.

Non-fungible tokens are a hot topic amongst musicians and other creatives in 2021, with the likes of Deadmau5, Grimes, Kings Of Leon and Tycho releasing or planning to release music and art as NFTs.

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