Pakistani meme sold for Rs8.6 mn as NFT
A Pakistani meme which went viral in 2015 September has bagged about Rs8.6 million after it was auctioned as a non-fungible token (NFT).
The meme with the text “Friendship ended with MUDASIR, Now SALMAN is my best friend” was posted by Muhammad Asif Raza Rana about six years ago and it not only went viral in Pakistan but in many other countries as well.
The poorly photoshopped picture shows Asif Raza holding hand of Salman Ahmad Naqash, while Mudasir Ismail Ahmad’s passport size photo is placed beneath them with mark of cross (x) over it. Selfishness, excessive pride and attitude given by Mudasir were the reasons for dissociating with him.
Andrew Kang, the co-founder of crypto investment firm Mechanism Capital, bought the NFT for 20 Ethereum.
Owner of the picture is reportedly a public servant and hails from Gujranwala.
Mudasir and Asif have made friendship again as the latter said that it was difficult for them to lose each other’s friendship.