Weird Whales is Benyamin Ahmed’s second NFT collection, a 12-year-old boy already guaranteed his name in the crypto market.
12 year old Benyamin Ahmed achieved 80 ETH in one day with his NFT collection, this 12 year old boy sold 3,350 8-bit style whales at 0.025k per unit in less than a day. At the time this article was written, that was approximately $248,000. Considering the budget for the NFT collection was $300 in Ethereum gas fees, we could say Ahmed is in the green and then some. However, that is not all.
when the CNBC contacted him, Ahmed reported another 30 ETH of commissions for sales in the secondary market. “ Ahmed earns a 2.5% royalty on each secondary sale. “That’s $93,000 at today’s prices. The 12-year-old boy told CNBC:
“I learned about NFTs earlier this year.”
Ahmed, who lives in London, told CNBC Make It.
“I was fascinated with NFTs because you can easily transfer ownership of an NFT across the blockchain.”
12 year old Benyamin Ahmed boy achieved 80 ETH in one day with his NFT collection.
And in an interview with Loop News, he adds color to his first exposure to NFTs.
“My dad explained the NFTs to me and his friend bought some Rare Pepes,”
He said, proving he’s old-school by referring to the early NFTs.
— Benyamin | benoni.eth (@ObiWanBenoni) August 19, 2021
Ahmed’s First NFT Collection: Minecraft Yee Haa
In the beginning, he tried to create all the pieces of art and codes himself. CNBC tells us:
“His first NFT collection, which he released earlier this summer, consists of 40 colorful and pixelated avatars called Minecraft Yee Haa, which “I created after spending many hours playing Minecraft,” says Ahmed.”
Minecraft Yee Haa floor above .5 ETH. 👀👀
My original plan was to create 10000 of these, but then I realized how hard it was to do manually and that other projects are using a #Python script.🤦♂️ #NFT #NFTCommunity #nftcollectorhttps://t.co/zArojEPAoc
— Benyamin | benoni.eth (@ObiWanBenoni) August 15, 2021
His NFT collection of playable Minecraft avatars was not an instant success. However, as Benyamin Ahmed’s fame in the NFT space grows, they are becoming sought after.
The boy told Loop News:
“I created my first collection on OpenSea just for fun, and then got more interested in them when BAYC and other avatar projects started coming. I also play a lot of games, so I can see NFTs coming in handy as custom skins and cosmetics. For the whales, I just wanted to play with the python imaging script, I didn’t expect them to look so clean and beautiful! ”
Ahmed’s Second NFT Collection: Weird Walles
For Weird Whales, a phyton script did the randomization work and created the pieces. To learn how to do this, he found expert guidance in Discord groups. The NFT community shines in this story. Loop News informs us:
One important thing to mention is that the Boring Bananas team helped Benyamin with the python script to gather features, Vee helped Benyamin while he was setting up the whale project and supported him all the way to release.
As we said, all 3,350 whales were sold in less than a day. And this NFT collection is just beginning its ascent into space.
—Mike ☕️ (@IronMike_13) August 25, 2021
What will Benyamin Ahmed do with the money?
This little man seems to know what he’s doing.
“When people buy Weird Whales, they’re investing in me and my future.”
He told CNBC. Also, Ahmed is a starter.
“I intend to keep all my ether and not convert it into fiat money,” says Ahmed. “It may be early proof that, in the future, perhaps not all [precisem] of a bank account and just have an Ethernet address and a wallet.”