TEENAGE artist becomes millionaire riding the NFT wave at its peak.
The online NFT collection was posted by the teen and met with overwhelming enthusiasm from buyers.
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Jaiden, a 16-year-old Jaiden, also known as Jasti, used social media to get fluent in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects.
After some clicking, Stipp created an NFT and uploaded it online.
“Honestly, I didn’t think it would sell for much,”He said Business Insider. “I thought it would be a one-time thing… Somebody might make an offer on it, maybe in a blue moon.”
Quickly, another user offered Stipp.09 Ethereum tokens as his first piece. This was an offer that was close to $200 in US currency.
Stipp and one bidder negotiated to settle on 20ETH – more than $30,000 based upon Ethereum’s current value – for the auction piece.
His next piece was sold for 20ETH more – thus began his digital artistry career.
“If I’m going to be honest, I have no idea how people found it or why people started offering on it, but it just happened,”Stipp said. “And then here we are now.”
Stipp uploaded his NFTs on the trading platform SuperRare. The site only deals in Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that has a lasting power over fabled meme tokens like Shibacoin or Dogecoin.
Stipp has sold 438 pieces to date. Total value of his workIt sits at 411ETH or just under 1million dollars.
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