“Disaster Girl” Zoe Roth has made bank — by selling the original image of her meme as an NFT for close to half a million dollars.
The ‘Disaster Girl’ just made close to half a million by selling the NFT of her meme
She was the subject of a viral image that became a monument of humor (and a little scary) after it became a MEME in 2005.
“Catastrophe Girl” Zoe Roth has cashed in by selling the original image of her memes as NFT for nearly half a million dollars.
“To be able to sell it, it just shows us that we have some sort of control, some sort of agency in the whole process” said Roth, speaking to the Raleigh News and Observer.
Roth added that she and her father Dave Roth sought advice from “meme” celebrities such as “overly attached girlfriend” Laina Morris and “Bad Luck Brian” Kyle Craven before hiring a manager and a lawyer to iron out the logistics.
The Roths then listed the “catastrophic girl” April 16 for a 24-hour auction, but the price skyrocketed to 180 Ether-a cryptocurrency worth 430,000-and is currently worth more than $470,000.”
“I probably scream explosives in the air,” Dave said.”
NFTS are clearly digital assets stored on blockchain technology – the same technology that enables cryptocurrency like bitcoin.
Most NFTS are stored on the Etherum Blockchain, a digital ledger.
In the case of Roths, the image can be compared to a “trading card” or a unique work of art.
The auction was won by a bidder named “3fmusic,” who handed over 180 etherum for the image.
Zoe Roth now plans to share the proceeds with her family. She will receive 10% of the sale each time the NFT’s “catastrophic girl” goes on sale and gives her control of the viral image for the first time.
NFTs have been in the news lately. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also coined his first tweet on an NFT and sold it for $2.9 million.