A YouTube video that went viral in 2009 of David DeVore at the dentist is being auctioned off as a non-fungible token (NFT) on the platform Foundation. The auction will start at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST on May 6, 2021. This will be a 24-hour auction with the bids starting at 1 ETH, currently valued at just over $3,400.
Florida, United States, May 6, 2021 – NFT sales have exceeded $2 billion 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. The sale of meme NFT’s has surpassed $2 million since February. Recently, there have been other memes sold on NFT platforms for significant sums.
The NFT auction will allow buyers 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 regularly shared everything about themselves on Facebook.
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 a single, one-of-a-kind, exclusive piece of internet history. It will 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.