The Kakao Webtoon Solo Leveling Non-Fungible Token (NFT) was sold out within a minute of its release on January 12th, 2022.
Kakao Entertainment announced on the 13th that the “Solo Leveling NFT” sold out immediately after its release at 9 am at Clip Drops, a blockchain distribution service.
The webtoon Solo Leveling is based on a web novel that has become extremely popular in North America and Asia. It tells the story of the protagonist, who started out very weak and worked his way up to becoming the world’s strongest hunter by completing quests. Since the release of the webtoon in March 2018, the total number of global views of webtoons and web novels has reached 14.2 billion as of October 2021.
This time, there were two NFTs released: 100 NFTs featuring the final episode of Solo Leveling and 200 sub-NFTs featuring Sung Jin-woo, the main character who transformed into the strongest shadow soldier. The main and sub NFTs were sold for 500 clay coins (approximately $735) and 100 clay coins (approximately $147), respectively.
“This ‘one minute sold out’ is very meaningful because it is an achievement in a situation where webtoon NFT is unfamiliar,” Kakao Entertainment said, expressing expectations for NFT as a future digital asset.