If you want to buy the first tweet from Jack Dorsey, you better pay it. The billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter presented the tweet at a digital auction as an NFT – non-fungible sign – a digital good that survives the Ethereum blockchain. Dorsey’s 15-year-old tweet for sale on a platform called Valuables by Cent allowing people to make offers on tweets “signed by their original creators.”
On Sunday afternoon, the high bid for Dorsey’s tweet, the concise ‘just setting up my twttr’, was $ 2.5 million from Sina Estavi, CEO of Bridge Oracle.
Obviously you are not buying the actual tweet, but as valuable according to Cent’s frequently asked questions page explained, you will receive a digital certificate of the tweet with your purchase, which is ‘unique because it was signed and verified by the maker.’
Dorsey tweeted that he was ending the NFT auction on March 21 (but not at what time, hurry up Jack, we are on the deadline here), will convert the proceeds to Bitcoin and then send to Give Direct for its Africa response. Give directly is a charity it gives, as the name suggests, money directly to people living in poverty. So, OK, good job there, Jack.
Tweets are not the only items that can be sold as NFTs; the technology is also taking over the art world. On March 11, an NFT of a work by Mike Winkelmann – the digital artist known as Beeple – sold for $ 69 million. by Christie, which, according to the auction house, makes it “among the top three most valuable living artists”.
But if you want to own a digital signature (or a signature) of the Twitter CEO’s first tweet, tap the clock.