An NFT collection of 10,000 cartoon ducks saved a couple’s home from foreclosure.
The collection, dubbed “Dastardly Ducks,” sold out in less than six hours for a whopping $120,000, according to a Monday report from CNBC.
The couple behind the NFTs — Thorne Melcher and Mandy Musselwhite — then wrote a check for $40,000 to cover mortgage back-payments and then some, saving their Atlanta homestead where they’ve raised ducks and geese, among other animals.
“We saved our farm by selling cartoon ducks. It was like a fever dream,” Melcher told CNBC’s Taylor Locke. The NFT collection’s Twitter bio now reads, “All hatched in under 6 hours. You helped save a smol duck farm.”
The couple told CNBC that they started the project in early January and launched it in two weeks. As an artist, Musselwhite created the ducks, which have 100 different traits. And Melcher, a coder, learned the Solidity programming language to mint the NFTs on the ethereum blockchain. A friend lent them the money to cover the fee for the NFT collection.
On the website, the couple touted the benefits of ducks for agriculture and said with the NFT collection they wanted to bring the ducks they raise in real life “to the metaverse.”
According to news.yahoo.com. Source of photo: internet