CNBC

May 12, 2021

‘It changed the trajectory of my career and my life’

Within a year, sales of his digital art began to steadily match his typical rates. In September 2020, Kane was able to reach a major milestone in selling an NFT of his piece, “Right Place & Right Time,” for over $100,000, which was record-setting then. (It’s complex, but due to the NFT’s algorithm and the way Kane programmed it, “Right Place” was in high demand.)

“For the last seven years, I had basically gone through my life savings, building my custom software, embarking on this dream of becoming a digital artist,” Kane says. “To make such a historic sale, there was confirmation that I wasn’t crazy. It felt good.”