“Just setting up my twttr” – The first tweet on the platform is for sale after Twitter boss Jack Dorsey listed his famous post as a unique digital signature on a website to sell tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFT ).
The post, sent from Dorsey’s account in March 2006, received offers on Friday that rose to $ 88,888.88 within minutes of the Twitter co-founder tweeting a link to the list on ‘Valuables by Cent,’ a tweet market. .
Previous offers for the tweet suggest it went up for sale in December, but the listing gained more attention after Dorsey’s tweet on Friday.
NFTs are digital files that serve as digital signatures to certify who owns photos, videos, and other media online.
Dorsey’s 15-year-old tweet is one of the platform’s most famous tweets and could entice bidders to pay a high price for digital souvenirs. The highest bid for the tweet stood at $ 2 million as of 04:47 GMT on Saturday.
The updated bid was made by cryptocurrency pioneer Justin Sun, who won an auction for Warren Buffett’s charity dinner.
“I have upgraded my offer to $ 2 million,” Sun tweeted bit.ly/2O6YKhG.
Launched three months ago, Valuables compares buying tweets to buying an autographed baseball card. “There is only a single signed version of the tweet, and if the creator agrees to sell it, you can own it forever.”
The buyer of a tweet will receive an autographed digital certificate, signed using cryptography, which will include metadata from the original tweet, according to the Valuables website. The tweet will continue to be available on the Twitter website.