The world’s first tweet where it had only 5 words, sold for 1,630 ether, which is about $2.9 million when the cryptocurrency is converted at the time of the sale, from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey!
“Just setting up my twttr” .These were the first five words from the first post on Twitter and took place on March 21, 2006. It is also worth mentioning that its buyer, the entrepreneur and CEO of Malaysia-based technology company Bridge Oracle, Sina Estavi, compared this historic tweet to the Mona Lisa board, as it states in a Twitter post: “This is not just a tweet! I believe that after years people will understand the value of this tweet, as with the Mona Lisa painting.”
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Dorsey’s tweet was sold as NTF (Non-Fungible Token), a unique digital certificate, indicating who owns collages, videos, photography or other forms of online audiovisual media, which are gaining ground this year when selling digital art, as recently when selling a collage in JPG format for $69.3 million. Dollars!
Dorsey said he would convert the proceeds from the sale of his tweet into bitcoin in order to donate it to “Give Direct” to charity in Africa.