The creators of the classic “Charlie bit my finger – again!” video are now auctioning it off as an NFT, however with a twist. At the end of the auction, which will start on May 22nd, the original video will be deleted from YouTube permanently, according to a news release, where it presently has more than 880 million views. The auction will kick off on the videos 14th anniversary.
Because NFTs blew up onto the cultural landscape previously this year, weve seen lots of early-to-mid 2000s memes being sold on the blockchain, with much of them bring higher prices than I wouldve ever have actually imagined. A non-exhaustive list consists of:
Deleting one of the most popular videos from YouTube does at least somewhat resolve that argument, considering that whoever ends up with the NFT will really be able to lay claim to something limited. That is, assuming the purchaser does not simply repost the video themselves (and neglecting the re-uploads that presently exist throughout the web).