The 55-second viral youtube video that morphed into a popular ‘Charlie Bitten My Finger’ meme is scheduled to be auctioned this Saturday as an NFT (non-fungible token) through the Origin Protocol platform. The images are expected to top the auction for the world’s very first crypto albums from an artist named 3LAU on the platform which sold for a record $ 11.7 million. With over 880 million views on YouTube, the NFT version of the video goes on sale on May 22, marking the video’s 14th anniversary. Once sold, the video will be permanently deleted from YouTube.
The ‘Charlie Bitten My Finger’ is another NFT-modified digital asset from 2000s memes, such as The Deal with It glasses which sold for around $ 23,000, and the Keyboard Cat which grossed around 64,400. $, which have all been auctioned off as NFT and are fetching sky-high prices. Several of these digital works of art were sold to Christie’s auction house as a non-fungible token. Italian artist Bonaceto presented the work of AI humanoid Sophia to the public on the Nifty Gateway marketplace to bid. Hanson Robotics’ female AI robot has become the first artist in the world to sell her NFT (Non-Fungible Token) digital paintings dubbed ‘Sophia Instantiation’. It has the highest bid with $ 118,888.00, nearly ten hours since it was auctioned.
In a statement to the Post, Charlie, who will convert the video to 1 in 1 NFT, said NFTs were the “new thing.” The 14-year-old, speaking from his family home in Marlow, England, about 30 miles from London, said that when posted to YouTube, the meme video trend was particularly new and intrigued the television viewers. But now the NFT is an “exciting new thing,” he said. The father of two, Howard Davies-Carr, casually posted the clip to YouTube, which he then described as a “random moment while the boys were growing up.” The clip quickly became an international success. Once the family sells the NFT, the winning bidder will have the opportunity to create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars, the auction house explained.
NFT, ‘Disaster Girl’ meme, brings in $ 473,000
Previously, the internet meme “Disaster Girl” also managed to sell original photographs in an auction as a non-fungible token (NFT) for 80 Ethereum, the equivalent of $ 473,000 (£ 341,000) or Rs 3.20 crore. The auction opened at $ 25,000, according to The News & Observer. Zoe, who is now a student at UNC-Chapel Hill and works part-time at Italian restaurant Il Palio, told the network that when the auction finally ended at 4:10 p.m. on April 17, @ 3fmusic having purchased the image. 180 Ether, or $ 486,716.40, she was screaming curse words. Every time it moved, she said, she just couldn’t believe it was happening. Non-fungible token (NFT) -based art is on the rise, with art collectors spending unimaginable sums of money to secure digital ownership of their favorite works.