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Gaming insane asylum ResetEra just changed hands for 4.5 million dollars. A year before, the living corpse of Something Awful was sold to one of it's 100 remaining regular forum posters for 100K. Both completely mindfucking amounts of cash in both cases.
We still don't know how much money Piche paid to get FA back.
It's such a forced meme. The actual valuable asset isn't the image itself, since as far as I know you can't encode something that big into ~the blockchain~, the asset is being able to prove ownership of, get this, the URL to the image.
Friendly reminder that Bitcoin and TOR were developed for the fairly obvious purpose of funneling cash and information to an intelligence asset located in a targeted foreign country without the target country being able to track them. The ability to prop up criminal enterprises is considered a mix of acceptable risk and added bonus, depending on how nefarious the u.s. government needs to be at any given time.
Anyway, yeah. Crypto is fake and gay (in the counterstrike sense) and nobody wants it around. It is pushed by the worst idiots alive, no exceptions. It's pretty open money laundering too btw.