Popular memes that have been sold as NFTs

Not too long ago, most people didn’t even know what an NFT was. Now, they sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars and make the news. People are learning about NFTs quickly, as you might expect.

A non-fungible token, or NFT, is a type of cryptocurrency in which you own a digital object that can’t be used to buy anything else. You could compare it to digital art. So, it makes sense that people have paid a lot of money for classic memes, which are, in a way, the first works of digital art.

Some of the people who made the first memes have finally made money off of the recent NFT craze. This is good news if you grew up in the early days of the internet.

Don Caldwell, editor-in-chief of the meme website Know Your Meme, told NBC News, “It’s been really fascinating to watch how this gold rush has happened,” “As far as becoming a meme goes, it’s hard to make money off of that. We’ve talked to a lot of people who have become memes and had a hard time making money from what they made.”

Here are some old memes that made a lot of money when they were sold.

Charlie Bit My Finger

“Ouch, Charlie” can only be understood one way if you are a certain age. And Harry Davies-Carr said this in a charmingly British way when his brother, who was a toddler at the time, bit his finger.

About 14 years ago, this YouTube clip was one of the first videos to go viral. In May, an NFT of the video sold for $760,999, and the classic video is no longer on YouTube.

charlie bit my finger
Charlie Bit My Finger

Leave Britney Alone

Chris Crocker made history on the internet in 2007 when he defended Britney Spears in a video that went viral. In April, it sold for about $41,000.

leave britney alone
Leave Britney alone

Doge

These days, Doge is everywhere. The coin will be on the moon. And the NFT was sold for a LOT of money. In June 2021, it sold for $4 million worth of Ethereum, which was a record price. Four. Million.

doge
Doge

Nyan Cat

A Pop Tart cat meme with a flying rainbow sold for $590,000. Yes, for sure. What a place!

nyan cat
Nyan Cat

Bad Luck Brian

Do you remember the red-haired kid with braces who became a meme? In March, the person who made and is seen in that famous picture sold an NFT of it for about $36,000 in the cryptocurrency Ethereum.

Bad Luck Bryan
Bad Luck Bryan

Overly Attached Girlfriend

In April, that old meme of a girl who seems to be dying for your love sold for $411,000. The person behind the meme, Laina Morris, talked to Mashable about the meme’s legacy.

Overly Attached Girlfriend
Overly Attached Girlfriend

Scumbag Steve

The bad-dressed, 1,000-yard-stare meme from many years ago sold in March for about $57,000.

Scumbag Steve
Scumbag Steve

Success Kid

Remember that toddler who pumped his fists and was used in early memes about things like getting fries at the bottom of a takeout bag? That was sold for 15 Ethereum, which is now worth $32,355.75.

Success Kid
Success Kid

Disaster Girl

Zo Roth, who is better known as “Disaster Girl,” made $500,000 in Ethereum when she sold her famous photo as an NFT in May. In the photo, she is looking at a camera while a house is on fire.

Disaster Girl
Disaster Girl

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