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The infamous Internet meme “Pepe the Frog” will be immortalized as a non-fungible token (NFT) by the frog’s original creator, Matt Furie. Of course, Pepe has been featured in blockchain art before and a card series was created through Counterparty in 2016. However, despite the number of rare NFT Pepes on the web, Furie says regarding his famous frog , “Everything else is contraband.

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“Nothing beats the real thing,” creator of the famous Internet meme Pepe the Frog told The Washington Post (WP) this week. Matt Furie is well known for creating Pepe the Frog in 2005 in a comic called “Boys Club”. When the photo hit the web, it went viral on Myspace, Reddit, 4chan and Tumbler, and later was recognized as one of the most popular memes in the world. the last decade. Now Furie is getting into the non-fungible collectibles (NFT) game and he’s taking Pepe with him.

Furie launched a web portal called pegz.fun and it features 2D and 3D animated creatures created by Furie. Users can even sign up for “plops” that appear to be some sort of airdrop featuring Fury’s NFTs. One of the NFT pegz features a colorful depiction of the famous Pepe the Frog character from Fury. While talking with WP, Furie said that there are lots of NFT artists creating some interesting pieces.

“The NFT world is new, and there are a lot of optimistic people creating cool things,” Furie said during his interview. “Pepe doesn’t have the baggage here that he has in the ‘real world’, and I love working with utopians and optimistic free thinkers. There are so many possibilities,” the Pepe creator added.

Pepe the Frog Creator: “Nothing beats reality”

Now, Pepe is no stranger to blockchain as Bitcoin.com News reported the crew that created a series of blockchain-based Rare Pepe trading cards in 2016. The creation of these cards on Counterparty took place after that the Anti-Defamation League considered Pepe a “symbol of hate”.

Pepe the Frog Creator launches NFTs with infamous internet meme

When NFTs started making headlines again in 2020 and 2021, an NFT called “Homer Pepe” sold for $320,000 in February 2021. Furie briefly touched on the wave of Pepe NFTs that were invoked before his concept from pegz during his interview with WP.

“Everything else is bootleg, and I’m very inspired by bootlegs in my life and in my art,” Furie said. “But nothing beats the real thing,” he added. The Pepe the Frog creator further noted:

This new space lays the foundations for Internet 3.0. In the future, you will be able to trace memes back to their source.

Renowned NFT artist Matt Kane spoke about Fury’s entry into the NFT space and applauded the meme pioneer. “Matt Furie created Pepe, which inspired Rare Pepes, which provided us with the proof of concept that the modern NFT scene was based on,” Kane remarked. “So for Matt to have had such a successful entry into NFTs, it’s created a nice circle.”

Of course, Furie’s other colorful pegz designs are just as fun as the frog, according to the internet meme creator. “We want to throw a rave in the metaverse for disco Pepes, lizards, tongue-wagging whachamacallits, blobbies, gooies, thorns, and everyone else,” Furie concluded. “Viral media is inside our heads, our subconscious. It never ends. It’s best to befriend the worms in our minds and dance with them.

What do you think of Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie getting into the world of NFTs? Let us know what you think about this topic in the comments section below.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the news manager for Bitcoin.com News and a fintech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He is passionate about Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written over 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about disruptive protocols emerging today.




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