World’s first SMS sold as NFT for nearly $150,000
Neil Papworth from the UK sent the first-ever text message from a computer to his colleague. He sent the world’s first SMS on 3rd December 1992 and the message reads “Merry Christmas.” Now, this SMS has been sold as an NFT for $149,729 at a Paris auction house. The auction was held by Aguttes.
The NFT is the replica of the original message transmitted by Neil Papworth. The buyer will receive the replica as a PCAP file along with a digital frame with a 3D animation of the message being received.
Vodafone confirmed that it will donate the proceeds of the sale to the United Nations refugee agency.
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NFT is a digital asset that uses blockchain to document the ownership of digital items. In March 2021, Jack Dorsey auctioned his first-ever tweet as an NFT and it was sold for $2.9 million. The first source code for the World Wide Web was sold for $5.4 million.
In 2021, NFTs started gaining popularity. Now several companies and celebrities joined this race. As per Coinmarketcap.com, NFTs has a market cap of 20,915,692.79 on December 23, 2021. It will certainly go up in the coming months.
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