Eight-Year-Old Japanese Boy Starts Building ETH Fortune Selling NFTs

NFTs by Zombie Zoo Keeper. Supply: A screenshot,

In case your little one remains to be drawing in crayons on paper, it’s possible you’ll be lacking a trick – as a result of an eight-year-old Japanese elementary schoolboy has been doing his doodling in a digital kind, turning his creations into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) after which promoting them on-line for comparatively large ethereum (ETH) income.

The boy, whose identify was withheld each on his social media channels and in an interview with Enterprise Insider Japan, is thought solely as Zombie Zoo Keeper. He presides over a fast-growing digital artwork empire named Zombie Zoo the place secondary gross sales on particular person gadgets are posted on the OpenSea platform for costs as excessive as ETH 18 (USD 61,190).

The Zoo Keeper says he’s “presently” filling up his fast-growing emporium with round three new zoo-themed designs a day, together with dragonflies, crocodiles, and gadgets comparable to headphones.

He cranks his output as much as “between seven and 9” gadgets a day “on holidays” – with the intention of shopping for some Pokemon-themed toys together with his income.

However as previously noted, these super-young crypto artwork prodigies hardly ever work alone – zeal-filled mother and father are hardly ever distant with their “assist.”

Within the Zoo Keeper’s case, this function has been taken up by his mom, the artist Emi Kusano, who runs his social media platforms and takes care of curating the tech and monetary sides of the fledgling enterprise. She too has created digital artwork, a few of which she has offered as NFTs.

Certainly, Kusano seems to have taken the canny transfer of bumping the Zoo Keeper’s royalty charges up on secondary gross sales from the usual 2.5% to a whopping 10%, with secondary gross sales booming on OpenSea.

The Zoo Keeper’s ETH wallet is in impolite well being on the time of writing, with over ETH 3 presently nestling in it (value properly over USD 10,000).

The Zoo Keeper will get on together with his elementary college life through the daytime, however when he returns residence, it’s time for extra artwork creation – utilizing what his mom defined is “a free app that permits you to draw pixel artwork on iPads.”

His rise has been meteoric.

After itemizing his first works for as little as ETH 0.006 on August 25, he endured a “low-response” first week earlier than a flurry of exercise started on September 2. Since then, everybody from notable Japanese illustrators to the digital influencer Lil Miquela creator and Brud founder Trevor McFedries have been getting their digital arms on the Zoo Keeper’s work.

However the success story has additionally drawn a number of unsavory characters to the desk, with faux Zombie Zoo gadgets reportedly now circulating on-line.

The Zoo Keeper, nevertheless, says he’s extra nervous that his newfound crypto wealth might result in destructive penalties. He said:

“I used to be comfortable after I made my first sale, however I used to be questioning if it could be okay if I used to be incomes an excessive amount of cash. If I’ve an excessive amount of cash, my life would change.”

The Zoo Keeper, who wears a colourful face masks in photographs to guard his anonymity, says that his college friends are incredulous about his crypto actions. When he advised a pal that he had offered a drawing on-line, the classmate didn’t consider him.

This has led the eight-year-old to vow to maintain his actions a secret in school…for now. He concluded:

“Till my work turns into really well-known on the web, I gained’t inform my pals or lecturers about it anymore.”

Study extra: 

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12-year-old NFT Whizz Rakes in USD 400K in Ethereum – and Wants to HODL it 

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