- “Charlie bit my finger” video auctioned for $760,999.
- Dynamo Kiev to sell over 25 percent of their match tickets for home games as NFTs.
The latest memorable and meme-able video auctioned off as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is the popular “Charlie bit my finger” video. According to a website established by the Davies-Carr family, the NFT was sold for $760,999 on Sunday.
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).
The “Charlie bit my finger” video was uploaded 14 years ago. It remains one of the most popular videos in Youtube’s history with 883 million views. The 55 seconds long video features baby Charlie “chomping down on his older brother Harry’s finger”.
In the later hours of the auction period, an anonymous account proposed a price that caused a bidding war and subsequently sent the price high. In the end, “3fmusic” outbid “mememaster” to get the NFT.
Though anyone can download the video before it gets deleted, the certificate of authenticity to the original video would be given to the auction winner. The website also mentions that the NFT winner will have the chance to make a parody video with Harry and Charles (now teenagers).
NFTs go mainstream
The NFT craze in the past few months has brought less popular characters in most videos to the limelight while selling their works at huge prices. Recently, a young girl smirking at a camera while a house burns in the background in the “Disaster Girl” meme has also sold the project as an NFT for $425,000.
Many other celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Eminem have all shown a massive interest in NFTs by auctioning their projects.
Dynamo Kiev to sell tickets as NFT
A Ukrainian top-flight football club, Dynamo Kiev on Friday revealed its intention to enter the NFT marketplace set to be launched by Binance. According to the club, they will soon sell over 25 percent of their match tickets for home games as NFTs.
According to Mark Ginsburg, Dynamo’s head of innovation, they seek to become the technological leader in European football.
We have a well-calculated strategy and a clear goal over the next two years to make Ukraine’s best club the technological leader European football.
In January 2021, fintech company Moonwalk partnered with the club to create the club’s branded tokens, and cryptocurrency-related prizes, bonuses, and games.