The iconic YouTube video “Charlie bit my finger” has sold as a non-fungible token for over $760,000 — becoming the latest piece of internet history to cash in on the NFT craze.
It’s unclear who won the auction, which took place on CharlieBitMe.com, but a bidding war between users “3fmusic” and “mememaster” sent the price soaring, before 3fmusic ultimately won out for $760,999. Bidding closed on Sunday.
The YouTube video, which has been watched over 880 million times since it was posted in 2007, will be deleted from the site, the family behind the video previously told the Post. It was still online as of Monday morning.
“NFTs is the new thing,” star of the video Charlie Davies-Carr, now 14, said in an interview last week with the Post from the family home in Marlow, England, about 30 miles from London. “When we posted, YouTube was the new thing, but now NFTs is the exciting new thing.”
“Charlie bit my finger” has been viewed on Youtube over 880 million times.NurPhoto via Getty Images
NFTs are digital assets that represent ownership of virtual items like art and sports memorabilia, acting as a certificate of authenticity. Ownership of NFTs is recorded on