My Nyan Cat Meme Sold For $590K | Super Users


Nyan Cat’s creator Chris Torres made one of the internet’s best-known memes. Ten years later, he sold it for more than half a million dollars.

We speak to Chris about the weird new world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to understand why people are paying up to millions of dollars for something they can’t physically own.

In Super Users, we go down an internet rabbit hole to hear from people whose lives have become defined by their online presence.

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