Fifteen years after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey despatched the world’s first tweet, the message has bought for almost $3 million as an NFT. The successful bid got here from Sina Estavi, CEO of blockchain firm Bridge Oracle.
Dorsey introduced earlier this month that he his first tweet on Valuables, with proceeds going to Giving Instantly Africa Response fund. On Monday, Dorsey he had donated 50 BTC to the group, which helps folks affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
As Valuables on its web site, “proudly owning” a tweet doesn’t change its standing on Twitter. Quite the successful bidder is shopping for “a digital certificates of the tweet, distinctive as a result of it has been signed and verified by the creator.”
The sale is the newest high-profile instance of the present NFT craze that’s within the and cryptocurrency group in latest months. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens are an that completely hyperlinks a digital asset to a crypto-authenticated token. The precise asset — on this case, a tweet — can nonetheless be freely shared and considered and copied by anybody on the web, however solely Estavi will maintain the unique “signed” model.