Memes are part of internet culture, but they are therapy for Bitcoiners and crypto traders whenever the market crashes.
The Crypto Meme Culture
While there are thousands of memes flying around to comfort crypto holders, some of the top-notch memes are those that subtly devalue the efforts of service employees working nine to five jobs in companies like McDonald’s.
Anyone interested in crypto for a while and active on Crypto Twitter or any other crypto community must have come across these McDonald’s memes. Most of the memes featuring the American fast-food chain usually suggest that crypto traders will have to work or look for jobs at McDonald’s if prices continue to crash in order to survive the bearish market.
Interestingly, one particular meme about McDonald’s sharing job applications with crypto traders that trended during the market crash in June last year has become an NFT:
The most recent McDonald’s meme came on behalf of El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, wearing McDonald’s employee uniform.
McDonald’s Job Application Becomes NFT Collection
It’s exactly seven months since that meme circulated through the crypto space, and the market is bleeding again. This time, bitcoin is trading at half its all-time high price and most altcoins have recorded double-digit losses.
As crypto traders count their losses while hoping for the market to recover, someone has turned McDonald’s employee applications into a non-fungible token (NFT) collection and listed it on Opensea, proving again that anything can be tokenized and sold as NFT.
Dubbed McDonald’s Job Application, the NFT collection consists of 1,111 application forms that holders can use to find their dream job at the fast-food company.
The McDonald’s Application NFT creator even went on to give the collection a comic description, poking fun at crypto bros:
“ETH going down? Can’t afford living? We got you! Apply now to your dream 9 to 5 McDonald’s job with our application.”
Nearly $40k Traded in 12 Hours
According to the ambitious creator, the first 1,000 are free to mint while the remaining 111 will cost 0.01 ETH (approximately $25 at current prices).
Interestingly, 460 McDonald’s Application NFTs have been minted and are currently trading on OpenSea at a floor price of 0.019 ETH ($47). At the time of writing, the collection already has a trading volume of 15.9 ETH ($40,000) since it went live about 12 hours ago.
Meanwhile, it is important to note that the McDonald’s Application NFT collection is just a parody and not on behalf of the actual McDonald’s corporation. However, the fast-food chain already made its NFT debut last November when it launched its first-ever non-fungible token to celebrate the McRib’s 40th anniversary.