Terrifying ‘Homer Pepe’ digital trading card sells for an insane amount


Woohoo?
Woohoo?

As if we needed more proof that monetary value is arbitrary and capitalism is based on a lie we all choose to believe, a digital Pepe the Frog trading card was just sold at an IRL auction for some serious cash.

The one-of-a-kind Homer Pepe sold to the auction’s lucky winner for 350,000 in the digital currency PepeCash. At the time of sale, that amounted to freaking $39,000.

Homer Pepe is just like Homer Simpson. But, ya know, frighteningly green with a Pepe smile. To top it off, the beloved cartoon character turned monster is positioned on a background of Simpson clouds!

The Homer Pepe was the gem of the Rare Digital Art Festival auction held this month in New York by Rare Art Labs, according to the Paris Review.

A copy of Homer Pepe in its green glory.

Image: Rare Art Labs

A copy of Homer Pepe in its green glory.

A piece of “rare digital art” is a unique image tied to code in a blockchain-based currency platform, which means it can be authenticated on a digital ledger of sorts. A normal digital image — whether a lol cat or a picture of a Rembrandt — can be copied and shared with no way of recording or authenticating originality and ownership. But a…

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