The YouTube video sensation that went viral in 2009 of David DeVore at the dentist, is being auctioned off as a non-fungible token (NFT) on the NFT platform, Foundation. The auction will start at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST on the 6th of May, this will be a 24-hour auction with the bids starting at 1 ETH, currently valued at a little over $3,400 USD.
To date, NFT sales have exceeded $2 billion USD, with twice as many buyers as sellers, paving the way for the next wave of mass adopters. The YouTube video of David DeVore in the car after the dentist is an early meme culture classic, with the sales of meme NFT’s surpassing $2 million USD since February. Recently, there have been other memes sold on NFT platforms for significant sums.
The NFT auction will give buyers an opportunity to own a piece of entertainment history that received over 140 million views, and featured on The Today show, The Tyra Banks Show, Fox News, and Forbes. This video was posted during the dawn of the social media age, when people shared everything about themselves on Facebook on a regular basis.
David DeVore has also mentioned that he is unsure of whether or not he will be creating another NFT in the future. Therefore, this NFT will be his single, one-of-a-kind, exclusive piece of internet history, that will essentially be sold to the highest bidder, within 24 hours of the launch.
“We’ve dabbled in crypto during quarantine, and we came across NFTs because of that,” David mentioned in an interview. “David After Dentist has been an amazing ride since 2009, so why not?”
“Foundation is a platform that fosters all kinds of creators, and we’re thrilled to see the original arbiters of memes and internet culture finally find recognition in the NFT space.”
Lindsay Howard, Head of Community, Foundation.
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This amazes me that people would pay for something like this. I remember hearing about this several years ago, and wow, it is so cool that years later it is still popular like this.