Charlie Bit My Finger Is Being Taken Offline to Become an NFT
“Charlie Bit My Finger,” some of the viral YouTube movies of all time, has been auctioned off as an NFT (non-fungible token), and can now be taken offline.
According to Insider, the household behind the house video bought the unique clip as an NFT (an asset that makes use of blockchain expertise to permit definitive possession of digital commodities) at an public sale over the weekend, the place the bids steadily escalated till the auctioneer’s hammer finally landed on the successful worth of $760,999. The official auction page confirms that the unique video, initially posted on May 22, 2007, will quickly be deleted from YouTube.
“Bid to own the soon-to-be-deleted YouTube phenomenon, Charlie Bit My Finger, leaving you as the sole owner of this lovable piece of internet history (while also getting the chance to say Charlie bit your finger, if you want to see what all the hype is about),” reads the public sale itemizing, which additionally presents the winner a possibility to “create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars.”
The unique 55-second clip featured Harry and Charlie, two brothers, sat on a chair collectively as Harry, who was three on the time, playfully places his finger into his sibling’s mouth after Charlie, aged one, grabbed his hand and raised it as much as his chops. After biting down, Harry utters his well-known line, “Charlie bit my finger,” whereas Charlie breaks out right into a mischevious giggle. Altogether, the video amassed over 882 million views on YouTube.
NFTs are on the rise, with increasingly individuals wanting to realize possession of digital property. A JPG file made by the digital artist known as Beeple sold for a record $69.3 million earlier this yr. As a outcome, it grew to become the third costliest piece of art work to be bought by a residing artist at public sale. “I believe we are witnessing the beginning of the next chapter in art history, digital art,” Beeple famous after the sale.
If you wish to a part of this thrilling new digital world, take a look at our beginner’s guide on how to create and sell your own NFTs.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can attain her on Twitter.