‘Charlie bit my finger’ (‘Charlie bit my finger’, in English), the most watched viral video in the history of Youtube, will disappear on May 23 from the video platform of Google, after its owners have announced that they are going to auction it and sell it using the format NFT.
NFT, short for non-fungible token, is a technology based on ‘blockchain‘which guarantees the authenticity of a file in digital format as a work of art, as well as who is its owner.
Published 14 years ago, the video of just 56 seconds It shows two brothers, three and one year old, Harry and Charlie, and the little one bites twice – each time harder – on the older’s finger.
Although it was originally uploaded for viewing only by the children’s relatives, with more than 881 million views On YouTube, its creators claim that it is the most watched viral video in the platform’s history.
From May 23, this video will be permanently deleted from YouTube, as it has now announced on its website the Davies-Carr family, to which Harry and Charlie belong, who are currently 17 and 15 years old respectively.
Deletion of the video will take place one day after this is auctioned, on May 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Spanish peninsular time, in NFT format. This day is precisely 14 years since its publication.
The buyer will become the sole owner of the video, and you will also have the opportunity to create a new parody video, with the participation of Harry and Charlie.
Recently, the NFT format has been used to sell for 69 million euros a digital artwork by the artist Beeple, while the Japanese video game studio SEGA has announced that it will sell images and the soundtrack of its classic video games as works of art.
On other occasions, the protagonists of big sales of NFT have also been viral and memes, as is the case of the meme ‘Disaster Girl‘, sold for $ 500,000, or that of’Nyan cat‘, for 600,000.