If you wish to purchase Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, you’d higher get your bid in. The billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter put the tweet up for digital public sale as an NFT —non-fungible token— a digital good that lives on the Ethereum blockchain. Dorsey’s 15-year-old tweet is up on the market on a platform called Valuables by Cent that lets folks make gives on tweets which are “autographed by their original creators.”
On Sunday afternoon, the excessive bid for Dorsey’s tweet, the succinct “just setting up my twttr,” was at $2.5 million, from Sina Estavi, CEO of Bridge Oracle.
Clearly you’re not shopping for the precise tweet, however as Valuables by Cent’s FAQ page explains, you get a digital certificates of the tweet along with your buy, which is “unique because it has been signed and verified by the creator.”
Dorsey tweeted he was ending the NFT public sale March 21st (however not what time, pls hurry up Jack, we’re on deadline right here), would convert the proceeds to Bitcoin then ship to Give Straight for its Africa Response. Give Straight is a charitable organization that, as its identify suggests, offers cash on to folks dwelling in poverty. So, OK, good job there, Jack.
Tweets will not be the one objects that may be offered as NFTs; the expertise is taking up the artwork world as nicely. On March 11th, an NFT of a piece by Mike Winkelmann — the digital artist referred to as Beeple — offered for $69 million at Christie’s, making him “among the top three most valuable living artists,” in line with the public sale home.
However if you wish to personal a digital signature (aka an autograph) of the Twitter CEO’s first tweet, the clock is ticking.