Benyamin Ahmed’s digital weird whales went viral, selling like hotcakes after selling tokens of their property stored on the blockchain, also known as non-fungable tokens (NFTs). So far he has earned £ 290,000 ($ 400,000) at ETH. The boy created a set of 3,350 whales in the style of an ordinary whale meme featured in the Minecraft video game.
A non-fungible token is a unit of data that is stored in a digital ledger, also known as a blockchain, and certifies that a particular digital asset is unique and therefore not exchangeable. NFTs are often associated with objects such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files, including digital art.
This isn’t the first time an NFT-owned artwork has gone mainstream news. Recently, a blockchain company bought a $ 95,000 banksy, burned it, and broadcast it live on Twitter. This was all part of a process to turn the artwork into a non-fungible token.
It is said that Benyamin’s decision to create a digital whale was no accident. In the crypto world, a whale is someone known to own 1,000 bitcoins. The young programmer promoted his digital art by sharing a thread on Twitter, creating a LinkedIn page and a YouTube channel. Ben’s father is a software developer who inspired the smart boy. Ben and his brother Yousef have been programming since they were five and six years old.