A remastered version of Nyan Cat sold at auction

On the occasion of Nyan Cat’s tenth anniversary, artist Christopher Torres has produced a remastered version of his work, which will be auctioned off by Foundation, a platform dedicated to digital art. The auctions started yesterday and will end tonight, Friday February 19th. They are made in Ethereum, a cryptocurrency. As of this writing, the price has already passed $ 25,000.

Nyan Cat is an 8-bit animated GIF that features a gray cat with a Pop-tart body (a toasted pastry) and a rainbow behind it. It’s one of the most famous memes on the web. It is best known as a youtube video with the words “Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya! Which is the onomatopoeia of meowing in Japanese. This video has been viewed over 185 million times.

Buying a GIF obviously does not make much sense, as the buyer cannot enjoy any exclusivity of the work. This auction should therefore be understood rather as a form of sponsorship.

Source : The Verge

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