The non-fungible token (NFT) associated with the NFT meme Side-Eyeing Chloe, sold for 25 Ethers (ETH). While Chloe has become famous for her deadpan reaction to a pleasant surprise, her mom reacted to the news by indicating that she wanted to HODler the Ethers.
Side-Eyeing Chloe NFT at 25 ETH: the popularity and value of a poker face
On September 24, 2021, the NFT meme with little Chloe’s picture, titled Side-Eyeing Chloe, was added to the collection of 3F Music, which purchased it for 25 Ethers, or $75,315, from Chloe’s family. The dimensions of the image are 660 x 371, so each pixel costs about 30 cents.
Side-Eyeing Chloe is part of a video called “Lily’s Disneyland Surprise… AGAIN”. It features 2 sisters, Chloe and Lily, filmed by their mother Katie, in 2013. Katie records on her smartphone her children’s reaction to the announcement of a surprise: that they are coming back to Disneyland. Lily, thrilled to hear the news, bursts into tears, while Chloe remains impassive. Chloe’s reaction became a popular meme, seen more than 20 million times. For the media Buzzfeed, it is “the only reaction you’ll ever need for anything.
Chloe’s family HODle the Ethers, 3F expands its collection of famous NFT memes
Chloe’s mother said she intends to keep the Ethers, not convert them directly into fiat:
“In an ever-changing world, this could be worth more next week.”
3F is not making its first acquisition of a popular NFT meme. The company had acquired the NFT Disaster Girl meme for $390,000, an NFT from Kevin Roose’s New York Times column for $560,000, and the Overly Attached Girlfriend meme for $411,000. The company’s founder, Farzin Fardin Fard, meanwhile, has an impressive collection of 393 NFTs.
The NFTs stand out not only because of the price of some of the non-fungible tokens, which are beyond belief, but also because of their diversity. They can contain popular memes like Chloe’s, be used to retain and reward readers of a well-known magazine, or even help Afghan women get an education.