“Charlie Bit Me” will no longer be removed from YouTube.
The 2007 viral video was auctioned off as a non-functional token (NFT) this week, with sellers saying it would be removed from the site for “remembering” on the blockchain. The Turning Point for the Memory Blockchain Market And it will no doubt attract bidders to add value to the auction.
Howard Davies-Carr, the father of video, said the clip will remain on the video platform. After the NFT version sold for about $761,000 on Sunday. This is a higher purchase value than other NFT sales in the meme category.
“After the auction We reached out to buyers who decided to keep the videos on Youtube,” Davies-Carr said in an emailed statement. “Buyers feel that video is an important part of popular culture and should not be taken off. The video will now be published on Youtube for the general public to enjoy. as well as being recorded as an NFT on the blockchain.”
The buyer is 3F Music, a music studio in Dubai. which also won the Disaster Girl auction and other NFT Memes.
Davies-Carr said in an interview with Quartz that his family offered to remove the original clip from YouTube to raise the selling price.
The Verge editor Kim Lyons complained about Victim and the Switch, writing, “This last-minute switch will encourage more and more people to perform ridiculous stunts to get their NFT coverage and buyers.”
Most of the proceeds from this sale will go towards the university education of his two famous sons. Harry and Charlie. Dad told the website
Some of the funds will also be donated to charities to offset carbon. To help counter the huge environmental costs of energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining.
“I dabbled in digging. But when I have excess energy generated by the solar panels of me, “he told Quartz” This is what Harry and Charlie felt very passionate. and they will be the next caretakers of the world.”