Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, a student from Indonesia accidentally becomes a millionaire after he turns his selfie into NFT as a joke.
Ghozali, who studies computer science, took around 1,000 pictures of himself sitting in front of his computer over a four-year period. He then transformed these into NFTs, unique digital items that are bought, sold, and stored on a blockchain.
The 22-year-old boy priced each NFT for 0.00001 ETH ($3 ) which soon sky-rocketed in value as it gained attention from high-risk crypto traders. Currently, each of these individual images is selling for more than $10,000.
In a tweet on 10 January, he said, “Uploading my photo into NFT lol,”
every #NFT photo I take has a story behind
This photo was taken during the second corona vaccine https://t.co/pZfJKoKuc9
— Ghozali_Ghozalu (@Ghozali_Ghozalu) January 11, 2022
In another tweet the following day he said, “Can’t believe people actually bought my photo NFT, 35 already sold in one day.”
The next day more than 200 of his selfie NFTs were sold with more were being picked up each following day on OpenSea.
Ghozali in a statement said, “I was thinking it might be funny if one of the collectors collected my face. “I never thought anybody would want to buy the selfies, which is why I only priced them at $3.”
Currently, his selfies are selling for up to 4 ETH ($12,500) apiece, while the entire collection named Ghozali every day, valued at around 374 ETH ($1.2 million).
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