Benyamin Ahmed (L), age 12, with his brother, Yusuf Ahmed (R), age 13.Courtesy of Imran Ahmed

Though he is just 12 years old, Benyamin Ahmed has made a name for himself in the NFT, or nonfungible token, space.

This summer, Ahmed launched two NFT projects, including Weird Whales, which earned him around $400,000 in just two months.

Around the same time, he also partnered with the developers behind Boring Bananas Co. to create Non-Fungible Heroes, an NFT collection of 8,888 comic book-esque characters.

The collection launched on Sept. 18 and sold out in just 12 minutes. To date, it has generated over $5 million in total sales, according to crypto data platform Dune Analytics.

“It was a crazy adrenaline rush. You really never know how popular your product is until you let the public at it,” Ahmed says.

NFTs are unique digital assets, including jpegs and video clips, that are represented by code on a decentralized digital ledger called a blockchain. Each NFT can be bought and sold, just like physical assets, but the blockchain allows for the ownership and validity of each to be tracked.

The characters in the Non-Fungible Heroes, or NFH, universe consist of heroes, villains and gods with their own story lines. They were designed by former Disney, Marvel and Nickelodeon artists who are now part of the NFH team, Ahmed tells CNBC Make It.

Read More: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/01/12-year-old-helped-code-non-fungible-heroes-nfts-that-made-millions.html

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