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An 18-year-old who's netted over $1 million selling Bored Apes toys just made a replica of ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin ahead of the 'merge'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Ricky da Luz meeting Vitalik Buterin in August. Ricky da Luz/IsmToys
Ricky da Luz, 18, started making free Bored Ape toys for NFT holders last year, and has generated $1 million in sales.
He just presented Vitalik Buterin with a replica of the ethereum cofounder ahead of the key merge event expected in September.
Da Luz says his company, IsmToys, offers a bridge between everyday people and Web3 using physical items.
Over the last year and through much of the crypto winter, 18-year-old Ricky da Luz has built a business on creating physical replicas of popular non-fungible token collections...
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