FEWOCiOUS, a semi-anonymous 18-year-old artist from Las Vegas named Victor, is in his last year of high school. When someone first suggested he try NFTs, “I was like, what’s the catch? And they’re like, ‘no, we just want you guys to actually get noticed and compensated for your work and be seen as almost like a physical artist,’” FEWOCiOUS told Decrypt.
His most expensive work to date, The EverLasting Beautiful by FEWOCiOUS, sold for $550,000, including the original canvas on which the animation was based.
In January and February alone, there were $300 million in NFT sales, according to Cointelegraph. OpenSea, a leading NFT marketplace, had monthly sales of just $1.5 million a year ago—a figure that jumped to $8 million in January and an astonishing $86.3 million in February.
Nifty Gateway, which is owned by the Winkelvoss twins, of Facebook infamy—and founded by fellow twins Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster—only launched one year ago this month. In 2020, it conducted $12 million in sales. In February, a single Beeple on the site sold for more than half that amount.
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