Fifteen years after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent the worlds first tweet, the message has offered for nearly $3 million as an NFT. The winning quote originated from Sina Estavi, CEO of blockchain business Bridge Oracle.
Dorsey revealed earlier this month that he would auction his first tweet on Valuables, with earnings going to Giving Directly Africa Response fund. On Monday, Dorsey verified he had contributed 50 BTC to the organization, which is helping individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
As Valuables explains on its website, “owning” a tweet doesnt alter its status on Twitter. Rather the winning bidder is purchasing “a digital certificate of the tweet, special since it has been signed and verified by the creator.”
The sale is the most recent prominent example of the present NFT craze thats made waves in the art and cryptocurrency community in recent months. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens are an offshoot of cryptocurrency that completely links a digital property to a crypto-authenticated token. The real property– in this case, a tweet– can still be easily shared and viewed and copied by anybody on the internet, however just Estavi will hold the original “signed” variation.