Benjamin Ahmed, 12-Year-Old Boy Who Earned IDR 5.7 Billion in 2 Months


LONDON, iNews.id – 12 year old coder named Benjamin Ahmed from London made $400,000 or IDR 5.7 billion after two months of selling non-fungible tokens (NFT).

Throughout the school holidays, he did his hobbies, such as swimming, taekwondo, and learning how to code. At the age of 5, Ahmed started programming after seeing his father Imran working as a web developer.

He started with HTML and CSS, then developed his coding skills, and studied JavaScript and other programs. However, NFT, smart contracts and code pools have caught Ahmed’s eye.

“I first learned about NFT earlier this year. I was fascinated by NFT because it easily transfers ownership of NFT via blockchain,” he was quoted as saying. CNBC, Sunday (29/8/2021).

NFTs are unique digital assets, including jpegs and video clips, which are represented by code recorded on the blockchain, which is a decentralized digital ledger. Each NFT can be bought and sold like a physical asset, with each transaction being permanently recorded on the blockchain.

Ahmed was very interested in this technology and decided to create his own collection of NFTs. His first NFT collection launched earlier this summer, consisting of 40 colorful pixelated avatars called Minecraft Yee Haa.

The collection did not sell immediately. But Ahmed sees this project as more of a learning experience and wants to keep creating.

Editor : Jujuk Ernawati

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