About five years ago, Bitcoin.com News reported on the notorious Pepe the frog getting added to the blockchain collectible world after the non-fungible token (NFT) cards were minted on the Counterparty protocol in 2016. Now the creator of Pepe the frog, Matt Furie, has added his flare to the mix with a special NFT featuring his original green amphibian creation.
Crypto Fans Get Their First Introduction to Counterparty Rare Pepe NFTs in 2016
Back in 2005, when Matt Furie introduced Pepe the frog to the world, he did not expect it to garner such virality across the web. At the time, he didn’t even know what a meme was when he crafted the green frog that is now shared far and wide across the web.
More than ten years later, in 2016, Pepe the frog was a legend and cryptocurrencies were in the midst of changing course toward another climactic bull run. In October 2016, Bitcoin.com News reported on the Rare Pepe blockchain cards that were introduced via the Counterparty blockchain.
Rare Pepe trading cards from 2016.
At the time, our newsdesk noted that “Rare Pepes are cards depicting the infamous frog, traded as XCP assets over the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain much like Spells of Genesis cards.” Since then, the Rare Pepe Directory indicates the team minted a total of 36 series featuring the internet’s favorite green frog and many other characters.
Five years later in 2021, old NFTs like Nilicoins, Rare Pepe, and Curio Cards saw fresh demand. In fact, some of the Rare Pepe cards that are ultra-rare have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Opensea features old Rare Pepe cards and people have been selling Lord Kek dust.