Founder of Twitter puts his first tweet on sale
The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, put on sale last Friday his first tweet uploaded to the social network and the highest bid received as of press time was $ 2 million, sign of taste for these virtual pieces.
“I am creating my Twitter account”, tweeted the founder of the platform March 21, 2006. On Friday, Dorsey posted a link to the social network from the Valuables site, where netizens can make an offer.
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The two million dollar is Justin Sun, founder of TRON, a blockchain platform, the main technology used for cryptocurrencies, and owner of the BitTorrent streaming site.
“The creator of a tweet decides if he would like to cast it on the ‘blockchain’ to create a unique authenticated version,” says the auction site for tweets.
Buying a tweet means acquiring “a digital certificate of it, unique because it has been signed and verified by the creator,” explains the company.
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Dorsey’s tweet remains visible to all, as long as the author himself or Twitter keep it online. The same happens with the video sequences of basketball games, which are still visible for free on the internet even after they have become an NFT, a ‘non-fungible token’, or a non-fungible token: a virtual object with identity, authenticity and traceability in theory incontestable and inviolable, thanks to ‘blockchain’ technology. In fact, a ten-second video of NBA star LeBron James sold for $ 208,000 on Top Shot.
Launched by Dapper Labs, with the NBA, Top Shot allows you to buy and sell these ‘moments’, and Since the beginning of the year it has generated more than 200 million dollars in transactions.