Charlie Bit My Finger Video Sold As £500,000 NFT & Will Be Removed From YouTube
25 May 2021
One of the defining videos of the Youtube era is being removed from the platform after it was sold for $760,999 (£538,000).
The clip, featuring toddler Charlie Davies-Carr playfully biting his big brothers finger, leading to the famous catchphrase has as of now amassed 884 million views on YouTube.
The iconic Charlie Bit My Finger video has been sold by the Davies-Carr family as an NFT (non-fungible token) to anonymous bidder “3fmusic” who battled with “mememaster” in the final hours of Sunday to secure the ownership of the iconic video.
The clip was meant to be removed “forever” on 23 May following the auction, but still remains on the platform with the title now saying: “Waiting on NFT decision.”
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