The creators of the classic “Charlie bit my finger – again!” Video are now selling it at auction as NFT, but with a twist. At the end of the auction, which will begin on May 22, the original video will be permanently deleted from YouTube, according to a press release, which currently has over 880 million views. The auction will start on the 14th anniversary of the video.
As NFTs exploded on the cultural landscape earlier this year, we saw many memes from the early to mid-2000s selling on the blockchain, many of which fetched higher prices than I ever imagined. A non-exhaustive list includes:
Seeing these numbers, some people (myself included) have said something reckless in the word, “why would you pay so much for something that isn’t actually scarce? I see Nyan Cat on the internet whenever I want. “Deleting one of YouTube̵