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LimeWire is officially back... but as an NFT marketplace

And of course, the internet has reacted to the comeback of the platform.
14 July 2022 7:43AM

Remember when you'd use LimeWire to download all your music while also making your computer shit itself? Those were the days.

The peer-to-peer file sharing service was massive in the early 2000s, but was shut down in 2010 due to a legal battle over copyright infringement charges.

And now, in a very 2022 twist, LimeWire is back! But now... it's an NFT marketplace.

LimeWire released an advertisment recently to announce its comeback, which shows a boy and girl in the 2000s rushing home to download Soljia Boy's hit 'Crank That.' 

The kids download the song off LimeWire, wack the burnt CD into their CD player and dance to the song, before turning into adults in 2022 and returning to the platform to listen to the same song. 

As reported by News Week, the company's global creative director Florestan Rösemann said in a statement,

"Our ad is both a love letter to the 2000s and a celebration of the new LimeWire. Just like the characters in the commercial, many of us were teenagers when LimeWire first was around and are now grown-ups to see the relaunch of the brand."

The goal of this new LimeWire platform is to make NFT's more accessible for users, by allowing them to pay with credit cards rather than crypto currency for content, merch, exclusive songs, artwork and more released by artists.

LimeWire's chief communications officer Ivis Buric said:

"We want to bring the NFT world to the mainstream and to people who aren't into that right now. NFTs aren't just another buzzword—they can bring benefit to people's lives."

And of course, the internet has reacted to the comeback of the platform. Mostly with memes. 

Honestly.. LimeWire is trending, Metallica is back in the charts... what decade are we even in!?