Benyamin Ahmed’s digital strange whale quickly became popular and sold after selling ownership tokens (also known as non-fungible tokens (NFT)) stored on the blockchain. So far, he has earned 290,000 pounds (400,000 US dollars) with ETH. The little boy created a set of 3,350 whales in the style of whale memes commonly found in the video game Minecraft.
An irreplaceable token is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger (also called a blockchain), which proves that a certain digital asset is unique and therefore not interchangeable. NFTs are usually connected to projects such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files (including digital art).
This is not the first time NFT-owned artworks have become mainstream news. recent A blockchain company bought Banksy worth $95,000, burned it, and broadcasted it live on Twitter. This is part of the process of turning artworks into irreplaceable tokens.
It is said that Benyamin’s choice to create digital whales is no coincidence. In the cryptocurrency world, the whale is a well-known person who owns 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 was a software developer, and he inspired this smart little boy. Ben and his brother Yousef have been programming since they were 5 and 6.