Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is selling the very first Tweet he sent on Twitter back in 2006.
NFTs are all the rage these days, and it seems that not a day passes without hearing something related.
Two weeks ago, the Nyan Cat meme was sold off for 300 ETH; just last week, the ‘DEAL WITH IT’ meme graphic was also sold.
Related | DEAL WITH IT Meme Graphic Auctioned Off As An NFT
Now Jack Dorsey – Twitter CEO and crypto-enthusiast – is auctioning off his first Tweet as an NFT, as well.
just setting up my twttr
— jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens,” make it easy for the rights to digital artworks to be bought or sold using blockchain. They can pretty much contain any digital file – a GIF, a song, a video game item, etc.
Dorsey’s first Tweet is being sold to the highest bidder on a platform called Valuables, where users can buy or sell Tweets.
It’s hard to believe that it was 15 years ago that Dorsey Tweeted the now-famous “just setting up my twttr” when he co-founded the platform. It’s even harder to believe that you can now buy and sell Tweets.
The highest bid so far? A cool $2.5 million in Ether! Whoever succeeds in purchasing the item will essentially get a digital certificate of the tweet that has been signed and verified by the creator.
So, if Dorsey’s account – or Twitter – aren’t around in 15 years, you’ll still be the rightful owner of the Tweet.
Image credit: Joi Ito / Flickr
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