“Charlie Bit My Finger,” which was as soon as the most-viewed video on YouTube, might be leaving the platform for good. Collector 3F Music purchased an NFT (non-fungible token) of the 56-second video, which reveals a baby biting his brothers finger and giggling, for $760,999.
Origin Protocol, which ran the auction, stated in a declaration the strategy was to eliminate the original video from YouTube and then for it to be “memorialized on the blockchain.” At the time of writing, the initial “Charlie Bit My Finger” is still on YouTube, however its unlisted. It has more than 883 million views. You may be able to watch it elsewhere if you actually feel the need to re-live that experience if the clip does get taken down.
3F Music, which likewise owns NFTs for the Disaster Girl and Overly Attached Girlfriend memes, will have the chance to develop a parody of the 2007 video with the two siblings, Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr. According to the auction site, the auction winner might “recreate a funny modern-day performance of the classic clip” with young boys who are now aged 15 and 17..
By 2010, “Charlie Bit My Finger” had actually made the Davies-Carr family adequate cash to purchase a new home. In a video to mark the viral hits tenth anniversary, the boys father, Howard Davies-Carr, said he d been informed that “₤ 1 million ($ 1.4 million) would be a reasonable expectation of just how much the video would make us.”.
The figure may be higher than that now after selling it as an NFT. Depending on what 3F Music prepares to do with the video, a piece of web history could disappear as a result.All items recommended by Engadget are chosen by our editorial group, independent of our parent business.