The CEO of Malaysian blockchain service Bridge Oracle bought the first tweet from Twitter Inc. co-founder for $ 2,900,000.
Sina Estavi paid for non-fungible tokens in cryptocurrency ether, by percentage, the operator of the auction website valuables where it was sold. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also announced the sale of the 15-year-old tweet – “Just setting up my twttr” – on 6 March.
“It’s not just a tweet!” Astavi tweeted after his purchase. “I think years later people will realize the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting.”
This is not just a tweet!— Estavi (@sinaEstavi) March 22, 2021
I think years later people will realize the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting https://t.co/vnA5pz3esQ
This sale was first reported by Reuters.
Digital art – anything from pictures to games is gaining popularity, with non-fungible tokens, or NPTs, providing a certificate of authenticity that runs on blockchain technology. Beeple had previously sold a piece of work for $ 49,9,0 in March, while auction house Sotheby’s said it would begin collaborating with digital artist Pak.