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Indonesian Graduate Turns Memecoin Craze into $1.8 Million Venture with Hybrid NFT Project

In an astonishing venture into the digital asset world, Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, an Indonesian college student, has once again captured the attention of the cryptocurrency community by securing $1.8 million from a memecoin presale.

This achievement follows his initial success in 2022 when he earned a million dollars by selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of his daily selfies over five years, a project dubbed “Ghozali Everyday.”

Ghozali, who had recently graduated, humorously remarked on X that his fortune came from the “stupidest idea” he ever had, signaling his exit from the selfie NFT scene.

However, with the resurgence of interest in memecoins, Ghozali reentered the spotlight by announcing a novel project on March 24 that combines memecoins with NFTs, hosted on the Base blockchain.

This venture quickly exceeded its funding goal, amassing 527 ETH (approximately $1.8 million), though Ghozali promised refunds to contributors who exceeded the presale’s 400 ETH cap.

The broader crypto market has shown a renewed fascination with memecoins, particularly among Solana traders, leading to a staggering $100 million raised in just three days for various presale projects from March 15 to 18.

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The Solana memecoin boom has been met with both excitement and skepticism, the latter due to the lack of assurances for investors in these high-risk ventures.

Meanwhile, the Base blockchain, backed by crypto exchange Coinbase, has seen its total value locked double, suggesting a growing interest in it as a potential hub for memecoin activity following Solana’s lead.

On March 23, Base reported a TVL of $2.13 billion, hinting at the possible shift of memecoin enthusiasm to its platform.

Despite the speculative nature of memecoins, highlighted by asset manager Franklin Templeton’s cautionary note on their lack of “inherent value or utility,” the trend continues.

The asset manager conceded that these meme-based tokens could nonetheless yield swift returns for investors, encapsulating the volatile but potentially lucrative allure of cryptocurrency investments.

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