Benyamin Ahmed a 12-year-old coder makes 2.93 crores by selling NFTs

Benyamin started learning coding at the age of five as his father, who works as a software developer, encouraged him. He started with learning HTML, CSS and then hopped onto learn Javascript.

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Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy from London, is all over the internet for the earnings he made through his work. Ahmed earned around Rs 2,93,38,798 by selling a series of pixelated artwork 'Weird Whales.' He sold this digital art collection of 3,350 whales as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).

Benyamin started learning coding at the age of five as his father, who works as a software developer, encouraged him. He started with learning HTML, CSS and then hopped onto learn Javascript. He learned about NFT early this year, which created interest in it. Ahmed will keep his earnings in Ethereum cryptocurrency in which he sold his 'Weird Whales' collection. Earlier, he created a Minecraft-inspired digital art collection, which did not sell for a large sum. It was a learning experience for Benyamin Ahmed. 

According to his account 'Weird Whales' on opensea.io, the base layers of the whales are like a zombie, alien, normal, and ape created by Benyamin Ahmed and traits using pixel art. The website further mentions that "He then generated 3350 unique digital collectibles programmatically using an open-source Python script that he customized for his collection."

The website further mentions, "It is the first instance of a Kawaii pixel whale used in a generative art project with custom on-chain and cryptographically secure provenance." Ahmed is now working on a superhero digital collection. He doesn't have a bank account and operates through a cryptocurrency wallet. He reportedly mentioned that he was fascinated by the easy process of transferring ownership of an NFT through blockchain.