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This whale has made a child earn 340,000 euros

The NFTs, the order of the day

If you are one of those who still do not know what an NFT is, we will explain it to you quickly. Behind these acronyms hides the concept of Non Fungible Token (Non-Fungible Token in Spanish), or what is the same, something non-physical, usually digital, that represents something unique and not replicable.

Let’s say that it is a kind of treasure or relic, that you cannot physically have in your hands and whose value is very variable, but it always maintains a constant characteristic: it is original and genuine, counting on a digital certification that guarantees its authenticity. There is no one in the world who has another like it.

The strange whales to Minecraftby Ben

Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old from the UK with unusual programming skills, is responsible for the Weird whales (translated as Strange Whales), some NFTs of this marine animal that have been sold like donuts to such an extent that they have generated a profit of 290 pounds sterling (which comes to about 340,000 euros according to the current currency).

Ben had the idea to create a collection of digital whale images in pixelated style and sell each unit as non-expendable tokens. A thread on Twitter, a video on his YouTube channel and a page on LinkedIn were enough to make his creation known, that it went viral and that people began to be interested in the work, not hesitating to buy it.

Whales NFT

In total, he created 3,400 pixelated whales (and animated), each one of them with some special details such as a hat, a smoking pipe or a different color combination. Still, it’s hard to believe that something so simple has aroused so much interest and brought in such an amount of money to little Ben. Where is the trick?

Whales NFT

According to Ben’s father, the success of the Weird Whales lies in the fact that they were created by a boy only 12 years old: “People consider art secondary […] Imagine when the printing press appeared, if you could have gotten an original book, written by a 12-year-old boy, who became viral. You can imagine how that would add value over time due to historical significance. “

Whales NFT

Benyamin is still very active on social networks, especially on his Twitter account, where he shares the interviews he is giving as a result of this feat, as well as information about cryptocurrencies and new videos that he uploads to his channel, in which he continues to discuss programming issues . We leave your account in this link in case you want to start following it.

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