22-year-old Indonesian student thinks it’s ‘funny’ to sell selfies as NFTs and makes $1 million in sales. After selling nearly 1,000 of his pictures on OpenSea, a platform for exchanging non-fungible tokens, an Indonesian college student gained $1 million in sales (NFTs).
Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali is an Indonesian computer science student at a university in Semarang. Ghozali took photos of his expressionless face while standing in front of the computer from 2017 to 2021 with the purpose of assembling the images into a timelapse video for his graduation day.
my goal of taking pictures of myself for 5 years is just for this video
and in the future for this year hopefully I will graduate from college and be able to take my graduation photo, it will be a cool triphttps://t.co/sBdKmtzvXe
When a celebrity chef began purchasing his stoic pictures and promoting Ghozali on social media, demand for them skyrocketed. According to AFP, one selfie was sold for 0.247 ether (about US$806) on Jan. 14 for 0.247 ether (around US$806).
According to Lifestyle Asia, each selfie went for 0.9 ether (about US$3,000) at its peak before dropping somewhat. Ghozali’s collection eventually achieved a total transaction volume of 317 ether, which is worth over $1 million in US dollars.
Ghozali has earned a total of US$103,620 from secondary sales, according to Hypebeast.
Ghozali has subsequently become a viral sensation, with his tweets about his NFT sales receiving thousands of likes and retweets. He also makes frequent comments on the selfies that other Twitter users have taken.
According to AFP, Ghozali hopes to one day create his own animation studio and is currently saving money to do so. Meanwhile, he’ll keep taking daily selfies until he graduates from college. Because he is “a decent Indonesian citizen,” he will also make his first tax payments.
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