Yassin grew up in the town of Arraba in Lower Galilee. He is in the middle of four children of a teacher, his mother, and a psychologist, his father. He grew up learning Arabic and Hebrew.
Setting his sights on the Ivy League schools in the United States, Yassin applied to Harvard seeking a degree in aerospace engineering at the age of 19 and receiving a scholarship. He stated that he got accepted on account of his application essay that detailed his struggle to achieve his dreams being an Arab born in Israel.He graduated with a degree in economics in 2014 and also studied computer science. While earning his degree, Yassin co-founded the website Kindify, a pay-it-forward registration service, with Gal Koren and Peregrine Badger in 2011.
In September 2014, he started working as a software developer for Venmo, a mobile payment service owned by PayPal where he earned a salary of US$120,000
In 2016, after saving around US$60,000, 20,000 of which is in liquid cash, Yassin quit his job at Venmo and started traveling all over the world. He decided to start a Facebook page named Nas Daily, where "Nas" means "people" in Arabic, and committed to creating a video everyday for 1,000 days. The first country he visited was Kenya. One of his first side gigs was to teach five people in Nigeria how to create videos for which he earned US$3,000 per month. His source of income is ad revenue from his Facebook page, selling T-shirts, and consulting for people interested in multimedia. After meeting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in early 2018, Nas Daily was upgraded to "show" status. As of August 2018, his Facebook page has over 8.5 million followers.
Among the people who travel with Yassin and help create his videos are Alyne Tamir, a video maker and his girlfriend from the United States, and Agon Hare, a video blogger and musician from Poland. His videos are shot using an SLR camera with an attached microphone, edited during the night, and then released the next morning. On average, each video takes around six hours to shoot and three hours to edit. He ends his videos with the tagline: "That’s one minute, see you tomorrow!"