After she tore her ACL in September, Mya Parker was looking for things to do to fill in the space that sports played in her life.
So the 15-year-old Zachary High freshman started creating NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, as a way of combining her interests in art and investing. So far, she’s made more than $10,000 selling her drawings online.
“I would never had the time to do all this before I got hurt,” said Mya, sitting back in her mother’s real estate office. “It’s allowed me to create a living. Well, not quite a living.”
NFTs are digital objects, such as artwork or video clips, with digital certificates of authenticity attached to them. Because the ownership is attached to the NFT and stored on computers around the world, it is impossible to lose or destroy the object.
Some NFT artworks have sold for millions of dollars. Mya’s drawings are priced as much as $140,000 on the NFT marketplace OpenSea.
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