Article: “Disaster Girl” Meme Sold As Nft Earns Its Owner $430,000

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“Disaster Girl” Meme Sold As Nft Earns Its Owner $430,000

I believe there are few people who haven’t seen the “Disaster Girl” in one of a million memes circling around the internet. The adorable girl is now 21 (yes, we’re old) and she found a way to make money from the viral photo of her. She sold it as an NFT and earned almost half a million dollars.

Zoe and her dad earned big money on the original sale, but there’s more. Market Watch reports that they minted the NFT and coded it so that anytime the NFT is bought, they receive 10% of the sale. So, not only that Zoey went viral and got rid of the spider (please tell me you know this one), but she also earned big money from the meme featuring her. I’d say it’s a pretty fortunate cause of events.

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Article: They were ancient internet memes. Now NFTs are making them rich

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They were ancient internet memes. Now NFTs are making them rich

Their faces were the backdrop of the 2010s. Now the likes of Scumbag Steve and Bad Luck Brian are cashing in with non-fungible tokens.

The smart contracts that underpin NFTs mean that, unlike traditional art auctions, the original creators can ensure they take a cut of any future sales too. Most of the OG meme NFTs are being auctioned via Foundation, which gives a standard ten per cent share of any future sales to the person who minted the original NFT.

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