The sheer idiocy of NFTs, non-fungible tokens, can not be understated. Despite their controversy, major brands — like Marvel— are dipping in to siphon easy money from gullible fools. On the other hand, real-life children are making mad bank from those same fools with projects like Weird Whales.
What the hell is Weird Wales?
Created by 12-year-old programmer Benyamin Ahmed, Weird Whales is an incredibly successful line of NFTs. Reported by CNBC, Ahmed’s cryptoart project consists of over 3000 digital trading cards that can only be purchased with planet-destroying crypto.
After creating 40, pixelized avatars known as “Minecraft Yee Haa”, the coder kid moved onto pastures new. Each Weird Whale is a simple, pixel-art Whales on a colorful background. Every creature is unique; Whale #1523 has a colorful hat and what cold be a cigarette.
Ahmed’s 3,350-piece NFT collection sold out in just nine hours. Additionally, every resale — of which there are plenty — gives the coder even more money. In total, he's earned almost $400,000. As much as NFTs suck, this kid knows how to hustle.
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The purpose of NFTs is to completely own a digital file that anyone can download and share. However, despite their mass expense, customers still don't own the intellectual property rights to the art they buy.
Ahmed is keen on keeping Weird Whales going in the future. After all, who doesn't want to earn another half a million? As a result, Ahmed’s father is currently contacting lawyers to rescue the trademark for his son’s projects. In turn, the kid is hoping he becomes the next Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos.
“When people buy Weird Whales, they’re investing in me and my future. If I carry on as I’ve been, I might end up like other tech entrepreneurs out there like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.”
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