Thanks to some clever networking with the Boring Bananas... - Deepstash

Thanks to some clever networking with the Boring Bananas team, Weird Whales went viral, and Ahmed made 80 ETH in about nine hours. “I've also made some money from royalties on OpenSea ,” he added. “Whenever someone buys a whale, I get 2.5% of the amount of money it sold for.”

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MORE IDEAS FROM How a 12-Year-Old Made Over $160,000 in Ethereum on NFTs in One Day - Decrypt

  • Weird Whales, a collection of 3350 whale-themed NFTs, sold out in about 9 hours earlier this week.
  • It’s part of a project by Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old from England.

The NFT collection is Weird Whales —a set of pixelated whale icons inspired by a stock image —and the kid is Benyamin Ahmed. He’s based out of a London suburb that one of Decrypt ’s English staffers described as “small, quaint, and dull.”

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WHAT IS CRYPTO ART?

Crypto art is a digital art form. It is treated like physical artwork collections, and owners may have verified ownership of a piece of crypto art. The art world has long had established systems for collection paintings or sculptures.

But until now, although it was produced, there was no clear way for people to collect digital artwork. Crypto art and NFTs allow you to do just that.

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What the heck is an NFT?

Non-fungible token.

That doesn’t make it any clearer.

“Non-fungible” more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. For example, a bitcoin is fungible — trade one for another bitcoin, and you’ll have exactly the same thing. A NFT is like:

You gave up a Squirtle, and got a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner, which StadiumTalk calls “the Mona Lisa of baseball cards.

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What is an NFT?

NFT stands for Non-fungible token.

  • cannot be exchanged/replicated/replaced because they are unique.
  • allows you to buy & sell ownership of unique digital assets.

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