(Reuters) – “I’m just setting up my twttr” – the platform’s first tweet of sale after Twitter boss Jack Dorsey announced his famous post as a unique digital signature on a website selling tweets as indispensable symbols (NFTs)).
The post, sent from Dorsey’s account in March 2006, received offers on Friday that reached $ 88,888.88 within minutes after the Twitter co-founder posted a message on Twitter about Cent Values, a tweet market.
Old tweet offers suggest it went on sale in December, but the ad garnered more attention after Dorsey̵
NFTs are digital files that serve as digital signatures to authenticate the owner of photos, videos, and other online media.
Dorsey’s 15-year-old tweet is one of the most famous tweets on the platform so far and can attract bidders to pay a high price for digital souvenirs. The highest bid for a tweet is $ 100,000 at 0125 GMT on Saturday.
Launched three months ago, Valuables compares buying tweets to buying an autographed baseball card. “There is only one unique signed version of a tweet, and if the creator agrees to sell, you can own it forever.”
The buyer of the tweet will receive an autograph digital certificate signed with cryptography, which will include metadata of the original tweet, according to the values website. The tweet will continue to be available on the Twitter website.
Report by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Edited by Simon Cameron-Moore