Benyamin Ahmed is a 12-year-old kid that recently discovered the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He’s become so intrigued that he’s made a serious career choice before he’s even a teenager. Ahmed is now making NFTs and selling them online, and he’s gotten nearly $400,000 for doing so.
Benyamin Ahmed Has Made NFTs His Life
Ahmed is a typical kid in many ways. He goes to school like everyone else, and when he’s out for the day, he’s got a solid list of hobbies that he’s committed to such as swimming, taekwondo, and now coding. His father was a web designer, and since the age of five, he’s been watching his father at work. With his dad by his side, he knew what he wanted to do with his life as an older person, and now he’s moving forward in a way few adults can comprehend.
Based in London, Ahmed was recently interviewed by CNBC. He states:
I first learned about NFTs earlier this year. I got fascinated with NFTs because you can easily transfer the ownership of an NFT by the blockchain.
NFTs are video clips, images, and other “special” items that are recorded to the blockchain. They can be purchased, sold, and traded like physical items, though the blockchain technology behind them allows the items to be tracked, and buyers, for example, can monitor the history behind whichever product they’re buying to ensure its legitimacy.
Ahmed decided to create a collection all his own. While the products were slow to sell at first, he says he did not see the opportunity as one that would provide him with great riches. He simply wanted to learn more about NFTs and unleash his creative side in the process. His first collection consisted of approximately 40 avatars known as “Minecraft Yee Haa.”
The Booming of His Latest Project
It was through a new project known as “Weird Whales” that Ahmed began to really draw attention to himself. He created a series of more than 3,000 pixelated whales, each one with unique or strange characteristics. The project cost only about $300 to make but has thus far earned him as much as $350,000 in ETH from eager investors. He says:
My brother and my dad were very excited and fascinated at how they came out. We did some work on the website and the smart contract and posted a thread on Twitter… I plan to keep all my ether and not convert it to fiat money.