The pain Harry felt when his little brother Charlie bit his finger when they were kids was all worth it. What happened between the two brothers was caught on camera, made rounds on the internet, and just turned into more than $760, 000 over the weekend as it was sold as an NFT or non-fungible token.
A studio 3FMusic got the ownership of the viral material, as said by Origin Protocol, the company that managed the auction of the video.
“We told you that this one would be monumental,” Origin Protocol said in a tweet. “The Charlie Bit Me #NFT auction will forever be known as a historic success! Thank you to everyone who participated & a special congratulations to @3fmusic who will now decide the fate of this iconic video.”
The video gained so much fame when it first appeared on YouTube, which was then on its starting days. It gained the most views on the site, collecting more than 884 million views.
As the video is now sold to 3FMusic, it will completely not be accessible anymore through YouTube.
Last week, the Davies-Carr Family said that the video will be pulled out from YouTube on May 23.
“The iconic video will be removed from YouTube and one person will have the opportunity to own it in its new form as a 1/1 NFT, memorializing them in internet history forever,” read a part of a statement published at charliebitme.com website. “The NFT winner will also get the opportunity to create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars, Harry and Charlie.”
The video can still be viewed on YouTube as of May 25. It, however, carries a note saying: “Waiting on NFT decision.”
The video was captured when Charlie, then one year old and now 15, bit the finger of his older brother, Harry, who was then three years and now 17.