With the NFT market experiencing one of its first bear runs, it’s a great time to look at the funny memes NFTs have given us.
You know, a “laugh through the pain” sort of thing.
Memes play an important part in NFT culture, influencing collections like BoredApeYachtClub and Crypto Punks, as well as creating hype around new projects.
And best of all, they make you realize just how crazy NFTs may appear to ordinary people, especially the older generation who think resetting the WiFi box makes you an internet genius.
Whether you’ve lost an NFT gas far, minted a recent rug pull, or your portfolio is getting rekt, here are 25 of the best memes to hopefully put a smile on your face.
- When your dad ruins career day
Picture NFTs gurus in 10 years. They turn up at their kids’ career day. Every other parent is talking about their office job, being a firefighter, working in a hospital. But not NFT dad… No. He turns up with his Trezor wallet ready to show off his NFT collection.
- Mental health isn’t real… right?
We’ve all fallen down the NFT rabbit hole.
“I’ll just buy one,” you told yourself.
Six months later you’re on your 672nd NFT, your LinkedIn profile picture is an a monkey and you spend 20 hours a day on OpenSea.
Ready for the next bull market?
- Pixelmon Kevin
Pixelmon is an NFT project that promised a Pokemon-style Metaverse where you could train and collect Pixelmon. In its initial release video, users saw a stunning world full of beautiful terrains and unique creatures. But on release, they got Kevin… Kevin was so laughably bad that he became a meme.
- NFTs are art, right?
NFTs have been described as modern art. But art seems to have taken a new form. Instead of stunning mosaics and beautiful paintings, we prefer pixelated figures on a screen. Even as an NFT lover, you have to admit it’s a little odd.
- Who needs the world when you have monkeys?
Post 2020 the world has been a little hectic. Global lockdowns. Economic collapse. The threat of war. But if you just spend a few hours on OpenSea everything looks good. A few monkey pictures here. A few pixelated profile pictures there. Take a deep breath and relax.
- Is your job really worth it?
You work hard for 20 years, get a promotion and eventually, you can buy a house and settle down. Or you can just sell a JPEG for half a million dollars. The choice is yours.
- But why don’t you just right click and save?
When NFTs first made the mainstream media, everyone was asking the same thing: why can’t you just save them? Although more people now understand the blockchain technology behind an NFT, it’s still amusing to see how frustrated owners get when someone saves the image they paid $10k for.
- If only they knew…
BoredApeYachtClub is arguably the most famous NFT collection in the world, being collected by celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem. Collectors are known for continuously talking about their apes in a cult-like manner. But outside of the NFT world, nobody knows who they are. You definitely wouldn’t call it party talk.
- I’m building the collection for its utility…
According to Into The Block, the number of NFT collections created on Ethereum increased by 104.5% in 2022. While some of these collections had great utility, many were just looking for a quick profit.
- Mum, I swear I’ll be a millionaire in 5 years
Some people took NFT investing a little too far. You see horror stories of people who lost their life savings in rug pulls, sold assets to pay debt and spent 90% of their time looking for new collections. They’ll be rich soon though, don’t worry.
- Parents in their 30’s vs me in my 30’s
It’s crazy to think that an NFT could be worth more than a house. But many collectors spent more than a house payment on their collection. Collectors such as Starrynight have collections worth over $15 million. That’s several houses and a mansion.
- If only it were that easy
During the peak of the bull market just about everyone was getting involved in NFTs. Unfortunately, very few actually knew how hard it was. With gas fees at an all time high and scams around every corner, a lot of newbie investors got learnt the hard way.
- But mine has different eyebrows, it’s definitely unique
Imagine painting the Mona Lisa, changing her hair color and selling it as a whole new piece. This is kind of how NFT collections work. A little bit of paint, a change of color, and a new accessory- that’s an extra $300 in the bank.
- Why would they ever screenshot?
This meme plays on the screenshot joke and showcases one of the world’s most expensive NFTs. Known as the COVID Alien, it sold for $11.75 million and as you might have guessed, thousands of users simply took a screenshot and used it on their own profiles.
- Christmas is coming
Explaining anything online to family is a little complicated- especially as you go up a generation. Explaining NFTs? Almost impossible. Try explaining to your dad that the monkey you own is worth $50k and he’ll look at you like you’re crazy.
- Where’s my Lambo?
New investors worldwide thought they’d make millions with NFTs. They saw a 10 year old do it, so why couldn’t they do it too? Turns out there’s actually more to making money than just minting.
- Mum, I’m an artist
According to the Social Media Examiner, around 98% of all NFT projects will ultimately fail. For every Bored Ape Yacht Club, 98 other projects won’t take off. There’s a multitude of reasons why, but this meme certainly puts a funny spin on it.
- How do you make money on every project?
Here’s a little secret. If you want to win big on NFTs then you need to get in on the whitelist. Whitelists let you get in on a project before it increases in value, which helps you save and profit simultaneously.
- Hi boss, yeah, I quit
Everyone’s seen this classic Wolf of Wall Street moment. At the peak of the NFT market, many investors may have had the same idea. Let’s hope we see an NFT remake of this in 20 years.
- Here’s the bill
It’s great having an NFT worth $150,000. But it’s a bit like having a $150,000 sports car. You can’t use it to pay the bill.
Hope These NFT Memes Made You Laugh!
The great thing about NFTs is that the market’s just getting started– the ups and downs will fuel a creative cohort of meme creators. As the use cases for NFTs grow, we’ll see more memes to laugh at in the future.
Let’s just hope some of the memes aren’t too relatable.