A 12-year-old boy from London reportedly earned nearly $400,000 (290,000 pounds) by selling a series of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) during the school holidays.
In an interview with Geo.tv, Benyamin Ahmed shared his excitement about being able to make money online by selling NFT artworks “without having a bank account.” Ahmed’s artwork caught attention on Twitter and eventually went viral.
Ahmed used his school holidays to create and tokenize digital pictures of whale emojis branded as Weird Whales, which were then sold in the form of NFTs online. Previously, the child had tokenized a Minecraft-inspired art set, which did not sell on the market due to low popularity.
Imran Ahmed, the father of the young boy, reportedly taught Benyamin and his brother to code from the age of six. Despite not being able to open a bank account due to age limitations, Imran said:
“Benyasim is highly creative, has no bank account and no accountant, therefore, he keeps his money in an online