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‘Wolf of Wall St’ Jordan Belfort joins NFT space with CryptoPunk purchase

Jordan Belfort, the now infamous ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, has entered the NFT space in style following his $423k purchase of a CryptoPunk.

The former stockbroker and entrepreneur revealed the 102.49 ETH purchase of ‘Cryptopunk #6033‘ to his 600k followers, who then welcomed Belfort with open arms to the thriving NFT space.

In true ‘crypto twitter’ fashion, Belfort changed his profile picture to the Punk and also said “wgmi” in his tweet – a slang term commonly used on crypto Twitter which means “We’re gonna make it”.

In a follow-up tweet, Belfort further reiterated his love for the space, saying “WOW! I LOVE NFT TWITTER! AND NOW THAT I’M HERE, I’M NOT ****ING LEAVING!”.

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Belfort’s interest in the NFT space seemingly started in October following a series of tweets outlining his interest in NFTs and potential collaborations with both Solana and Ethereum-based NFT projects.

Since then, Belfort has ramped up his participation in the NFT space and has committed to starting his own NFT project – a collection of artwork, that is according to Belfort, “inspired by The Wolf of Wall Street movie and my life”.

Belfort has previously stated he owns cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin – which he intends to ‘HODL’ until at least $100K – and considers them “the great equalizer“.

His entrance into the NFT space comes at a time when a majority of projects have seen pullbacks due to Ethereum’s pursuit of a new all-time high.

Despite the pullback, CryptoPunks and other ‘blue-chip’ projects like Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) have recovered well.