United Kingdom.- Instead of having fun or being distracted by the endless possibilities offered by technologies, Benyamin Ahmed 12-year-old used his vacation time to start a lucrative internet business with which made a small fortune staff that exceeds 7.9 million pesos.
That was what he did? The boy originally from the United Kingdom sold non-fungible tokens (NFT) of pixelated series entitled “Weird Whales” (“Rare whales”) from his computer, according to an article presented by the BBC.
This medium explained that certain works of art can be digitized and “tokenized” to create a digital certificate of ownership and be able to sell them through cryptocurrencies.
In addition to tokenizing, Benyamin makes videos for YouTube. Outside of that, he leads a normal life, enjoys sports, and his crypto wealth is practically unknown to his classmates. So far, he has more than 3,000 images of whales, but he recommends other children to program for pleasure and not out of obligation.
“My advice to other kids who might want to get into this space is don’t feel compelled to code maybe because peers pressure you. Whether you like to cook or like to dance, do your best,” he said.
Benyamin’s talent was inherited and encouraged by his father Imran, who is a finance software developer. It was he who encouraged him, along with his brother Yousef, to start programming since he was 5 years old.
The Ahmed brothers have the advice and guidance of their proud father. They also spend 20-30 minutes a day on coding exercises, even on vacation.
Benyamin’s second collection was called Weird Whaes, which features a set inspired by the Minecraft video game. This pack is based on the famous pixelated whale meme.
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So far, it has a total of 3,350 emoji-type whales. With the sale of this digital art in NFT, he managed to earn about 8.97 cryptocurrencies that translate into 400 thousand euros (9 million 405 thousand 606 Mexican pesos).