Top 10 NFT Memes that the Space Cannot LET GO of

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NFT memes are a form of a digital asset class that can be traded on exchanges. They are a way to collect, hold and spend blockchain-based art such as sculpture, paintings, or comics

1. Nyan Cat NFT


  • Chris Torres started the avalanche of meme NFTs in February 2021, he invented the Nyan Cat character and was the first meme maker to market his creations as NFTs

  • He made history when he sold his rainbow pop-tart cat at auction for nearly $600,000

  • Torres accurately predicted that this was just the beginning of numerous significant meme NFTs

  • He claimed on Twitter that the sale had “opened up the flood gates to the future of meme economy in the Crypto universe” at the time it happened

2. Trollface NFT


  • One of the first pictures to become a meme in the early 2000s was trollface

  • It was quickly accepted, understood, and spread online, on September 19, 2008, Carlos Ramirez created the illustration using Microsoft Paint

  • Before social media, the now-iconic image first gained popularity on 4chan and other forum websites

  • It appeared as though it would forever be free to go around online, Ramirez nevertheless maintained his claim to the original IP (intellectual property)

3. Bad Luck Brian NFT


  • Following the hype around the Nyan Cat, Ian Davies and Kyle Craven made the decision to try their hand at NFTs and created Bad Luck Brian

  • This popular “top text, bottom text” meme image features Craven in a real school photo

  • It has been disseminated through internet culture for more than ten years at this point

4. Grumpy Cat NFT


  • Tardar Sauce was the kitty’s real name, and she lived in Arizona with her owner, Tabatha Bundesen

  • On September 23, 2012, Bundesen shared an image of the cat on Reddit, which gained widespread attention

  • And it not only stood the test of time, but also became a complete brand

  • The cat soon became Friskies’ official “spokescat,” appearing in the Lifetime Christmas movie “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever,” and her book reached №7 on The New York Times bestseller list

  • With that charmingly sour expression, it’s little surprise Grumpy Cat is still being shared far and wide years after the image was first uploaded on Reddit

5. Keyboard Cat NFT


  • Charlie Schmidt shot Keyboard Cat on Betacam in 1984

  • The musical feline joy, whose real name was Fatso, died in 1987 and did not become a meme until decades later

  • Schmidt uploaded the video to YouTube over two decades later, in 2007

  • It was relatively unknown until Brad O’Farrell included it at the end of a blooper video in 2009 when it took off and became a hit

  • Keyboard Cat was so popular that he inspired ads, a Green Day cover, and a halftime performance at the 2014 Puppy Bowl

6. Scumbag Steve NFT


  • Blake Boston, 16, is portrayed in the Scumbag Steve meme

  • Susan Boston, Boston’s mother, took the image in 2006

  • It was later uploaded on MySpace, where it was turned into a meme

  • Boston claimed that online users searched down his real name, phone number, Facebook profile, and other personal information and sent him harassing messages as a result of his celebrity

  • There is some upside, though, because Boston minted and sold the image as an NFT in early 2021, earning more than $54,000 at the time of sale

7. Creepy Chan NFT


  • Allison Harvard, a Los Angeles-based artist, created the character Creepy Chan

  • Harvard swiftly became a meme after posting images of herself on 4Chan in 2005

  • Harvard rose to small celebrity as a result of the meme

  • It eventually led to her becoming somewhat of an E-girl archetype and being a participant in the reality television show America’s Next Top Model in 2009

8. Overly Attached Girlfriend NFT


  • Laina Morris’ Overly Attached Girlfriend character has been generating laughs and views throughout the world for nearly ten years

  • Morris made the video to enter a Justin Bieber contest in which he invited fans to make a “girlfriend” counterpart to his song “Boyfriend”

  • After being put on YouTube, the video quickly acquired popularity on Reddit

  • Morris’ career as a YouTuber was launched by the viral sensation, and she has now amassed over 1.2 million subscribers

9. Success Kid NFT


  • Success Kid was, without a question, one of the most popular memes of the early 2000s

  • The beloved meme was yet another forerunner of the “top text, bottom text” meme period, born from Laney Griner’s attempts to take a cheerful image of her then 11-month-old son Sam

10. Disaster Girl NFT


  • As with many memes, “Disaster Girl” seems to be the result of being in the right place at the right (or wrong?) time

  • The meme shows a 4-year-old Zoe Roth watching a house fire in her neighbourhood in January 2005

  • The photograph exhibited is part of a series taken by Roth’s father, who was with her throughout the fire

  • Years later, in 2008, the image would be shared and became popular




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