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Crypto Pepes: What does the frog meme?

When BarnBridge founder Tyler Ward decided to change his profile pic a few weeks ago, he inadvertently created a Pepe the Frog NFT meme craze embraced by celebrities and the DeFi community that was on track to reap more than $60 million in sales on the OpenSea auction platform. Then the wheels fell off rather spectacularly. Magazine chats with Ward on Monday, Feb. 22, after the first 20 of 1,069 Non-Fungible Pepes were sold at an average price of $62,671 each, and he cant quite believe it.We sold like $1.3M worth of Pepes, like 20 of them,” he says. “One of them went for $200,000!All these celebrities have gotten involved like Diplo, just signed up to be a part of the movement. Everyone in crypto is a part of it.All the Defi protocol founders, even Vitaliks dad, got behind it. Dillon Francis, he’s a pretty famous musician in the US, hes actually been going pretty hard on all of this stuff. I wasn’t expecting it. I mean, its truly blown up over the weekend. 30 min left on a bunch of these @NonFungiblePepe GET IN THERE https://t.co/uQcWJhv355 pic.twitter.com/Tthj8rM5Mp— dillonfrancis (@DillonFrancis) February 20, 2021 Origins lost in the mists of timeWay back on Feb. 12, Ward asked his in-house designer to knock up an image of sad-faced frog Pepe in the low-res style of CryptoPunks for use as his Twitter profile pic. Handed a few different examples, he sent them off to friends including Synthetix founder Kain Warwick and …
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