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Indonesian student Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali became an instant millionaire after selling his selfies.
Ghozali’s collection of almost 1,000 selfies, which he took everyday for five years, were sold for more than US$1 million (S$1.3 million) as non-fungible tokens (NFT).
The computer science student, who only intended to use the photos to create a timelapse video for his graduation day, decided to upload 933 selfies entitled "Ghozali Everyday" on the trading platform OpenSea.
“I was thinking it might be funny if one of the collectors collected my face,” Ghozali told reporters during an interview at his university campus. “I never thought anybody would want to buy the selfies, which is why I only priced them at $3.”
France24 reported that the student’s photos went viral after a celebrity chef purchased some and promoted them on his social media accounts.
NFTs are one-of-a-kind digital assets verified using blockchain technology. It could be artworks, music, videos, and even tweets.
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