It’s official – I just sold my first NFT for $29,602

A couple of weeks ago I created my very first piece of NFT art and wrote about it in this article on my blog. I’ll be the first to admit, I know very little about NFTs but I’m enjoying the learning process and really having fun dipping my toes into the art world.

I’ve never considered myself an artist, but I do enjoy taking photos and have played around with Photoshop enough to put some concepts together. My first NFT art project was a photo I took of El Capitan in Yosemite while I was snow backpacking there last year.

So…I listed my art on OpenSea.io and didn’t really set any expectations, in fact I set the initial price at under $100. Well, this morning I woke up to quite a surprise – my art had sold for 15ETH which comes out to $29,620 at today’s Ethereum price 🀯

Morgan Linton NFT April Fool's

I had to do a double-take when I first saw this and I’ve been scratching my head all day trying to figure out who the heck bought this. To verify I logged into my MetaMask account and yes, verified – 15ETH had been transferred in.

My thinking is that since this is my first collection, and I minted this as 1/1, and Yosemite is a beautiful place that a lot of people identify this, this must have struck a chord with someone.

I’ve been really impressed with the entire end-to-end experience here from creating the art to putting it on OpenSea to selling it. I’m definitely inspired and can’t wait to create more NFT art, it’s safe to say I really have the bug now!

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  • Morgan April 1, 2021, 5:30 pm

    Oh and just one quick note – April Fool’s πŸ˜‚

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    • Brad Mugford April 1, 2021, 5:42 pm

      I was gonna say…man for $29K you could buy a seriously high quality investment, like an Enes Kanter dunk NBA Top Shot. πŸ™‚

      Brad

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      • Morgan April 1, 2021, 7:01 pm

        πŸ˜‚

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      • Kwan April 1, 2021, 10:32 pm

        Damn you got me πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ. Was already thinking I need to mint something. Totally forgot it’s April fools

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  • Javier April 1, 2021, 6:16 pm

    Nice job on this one, you got me for sure, I re-tweeted this!

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    • Morgan April 1, 2021, 7:01 pm

      Haha, that’s awesome – happy April Fool’s!

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  • Anunt April 1, 2021, 7:14 pm

    All day long i have been fooling other people today and not getting fooled…
    but u just fooled me

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  • Michael Anthony Castello April 1, 2021, 10:07 pm

    Wow, that’s incredible! You are a man of many talents. Congratulations.

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  • Domainaddress4u April 2, 2021, 7:06 am

    Very good one, almost got me!

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  • RaTHeaD April 2, 2021, 7:15 am

    Hate to admit it but you got me on this one. I think it just goes to show how stoopid NFT art really is.

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  • Adam April 2, 2021, 5:36 pm

    Day later and you still got me. . .. I just read it and was shaking my head picturing an NFT of you dressed as Fonzi jumping the shark. . . .

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