• A 14-year-old sells a record number of NFTs on Solana, with the proceeds going to charity

  • Five years ago, children could not have imagined in their wildest dreams that their random art could ever be of any use other than to satisfy school requirements. Things are different now. Teens are particularly capturing the attention of digital art collectors with the NFT boom, raking in millions in proceeds from the sale of Non-Fungible Tokens.

    Abigail, also known as ‘PeachSunday’ in the digital art world, is one such teen who deserves to be happy for her dedication to drawing. The 14-year-old, who is in her first year of high school, recently earned more than $435,000 in sales after all of her 8000 listed NFTs were sold through the Solana network.

    Her “Belugies” artwork was listed on Alpha Art, an NFT marketplace that currently allows users to buy/sell Solana-based NFTs without paying any listing fees. With different characters to choose from, the highest NFT sold for 300 SOL, 299SOL, 125SOL, 100SOL, and 75SOL, respectively, with the White Belugie (7,980 characters) accounting for the majority of sales at an average sale price of 1.81SOL.

    Proceeds will be donated to whale organizations and a children’s hospital ear-market.

    Abigail describes the art pieces as the “oh-so-cute collection of hand-illustrated, algorithmically generated NFTs available on the Solana,” and says they were inspired by her love for animals, creativity, and various sea creatures, with a special focus on the endangered Beluga Whale.

    Once the contract is integrated, successful buyers will have their Belugie art stored in the wallets they used to make the purchase, and they will be able to view it in the phantom wallet app and on the Solana marketplace.

    Abigail now intends to donate a substantial portion of the proceeds from her primary and secondary NFT sales to several Beluga whale organizations (10%) and the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a children’s hospital program (10 percent ). She also intends to adopt beluga whales, the sponsorship of which will be given to random Belugie owners.

    Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old artist, is also venturing into the NFT verse. The teen programmer, who began his project as an educational endeavor, has already made sales worth over 1,800ETH (approximately $6,773,130) with his collection called Weird Whales, which contains over 3,350 unique digital collectibles.

    The advent of digital art and smart contracts has ushered in a new generation of creators who are foregoing physical drawings and creations in order to get a piece of this lucrative market. Although it has been claimed that 90% of all NFTs issued are worthless, the recent rush by giant exchanges such as Coinbase to launch NFT marketplaces paints a different picture. Companies like Twitter, Tiktok, and Visa have already expressed interest in this industry, indicating a promising future.

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