Friday January 14, 2022
The day student earns more than a million by selling selfies
Become a millionaire with selfies – this dream of every influencer has come true for an Indonesian student. However, this was not due to particularly pretty pictures, but to a technical trick. Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali has sold the digital rights to nearly a thousand selfies for more than $1 million. He took a photo of himself in front of his computer almost every day for the past five years. The computer science student wanted to use the selfies for a time travel video at his graduation. The project ran under the motto “Ghozahli every day”. When the student heard about the blockchain technology, he decided to try an NFT sale. NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token and is a virtual asset that is unique and non-exchangeable. Like cryptocurrencies, the NFT system is based on blockchain technology. In contrast to cryptocurrencies, however, a non-fungible token is unique and, to a certain extent, a virtual collector’s item that can be sold or exchanged using a certificate. The 22-year-old reported that he just thought it would be “funny” if one of the NFT collectors included his face in his collection. He put his selfie offer online at the end of December. A week ago, a real sales hype set in: more than 400 people bought the property rights to the photos. As of Friday, the collection was valued at more than $1 million. He hasn’t found the courage to tell his parents the story, Ghozali said. “You’d be surprised where the money came from.” He will invest the money and continue to take a selfie of himself every day.
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