June 13, 2021 03:19 GMT
The meme was offered for sale on Tuesday by Atsuko Sato, owner of the dog Kabusu, who in 2010 posted a photo of her pet on her personal blog, not suspecting that the photo would take on a life of its own.
The iconic Doge meme was auctioned on Friday as NFT (“Non-fungible or non-fungible “”token”) for $4 million, making it the most expensive in history.
The meme, based on an image of a Japanese Shiba Inu dog, was sold to a buyer known as pleasrdao for nearly 1.697 cryptomonedas EthereumWhich is currently equivalent to 4 million dollars, according to the Al-Zawra auction site.
The Doge meme was put up for sale on Tuesday by Atsuko Sato, the owner of Kabosu, who in 2010 posted a photo of her pet on her personal blog, not suspecting that the photo would take on a life of its own.
Remembers Sato in ReleaseAdding that he takes “a lot of pictures every day, so that day was not out of the ordinary.”
After circulating on sites like Tumblr and Reddit in the early 2000s, the image became a meme when a Reddit user referred to Caposo’s image as “Doge,” a term derived from the Homestar Runner animated series.
The meme’s popularity has recently gained new momentum thanks to dogecóin, the cryptocurrency based on it that surged in popularity after Tesla CEO Elon Musk endorsed it this year on social media.
Share of sale proceeds He will go to different charities, Picks NBC News.
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