Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet 15 years ago when he set up the platform to Turkish businessman Sina Estavi, who had the highest bid at the auction. Estavi paid $ 2.9 million for the tweet.
Estavi, CEO of Bridge Oracle in Malaysia, will receive the metadata and digital signature certificate for Dorsey’s tweet “Just set up my twitter” for the money.
Yesterday, Estavi thanked Dorsey for accepting the offer and said, “I’m glad the proceeds will go to charity. It’s not just a tweet. I think people will understand the true value of this tweet years later, like the Mona Lisa. Painting.”
Estavi’s Twitter profile was visited many times after the purchase announcement, and a user’s “How did you dismantle Turkish?” answered the question “I am originally a Turk.”
Proceeds from the sale of Dorsey’s tweet on March 21, 2006 will be donated to an organization that helps the poor in East Africa.
The sale was made using the NFT (Non-Mushroom Token – Non-Commercial Crypto Asset) method on the “Jewelry @ Center” platform, one of Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency competitors.
Digital art property
Recently, NFTs, which are becoming increasingly popular and located in a blockchain, represent the possession of digital art forms for collection.
On March 11, Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, sold his digital work at Christie’s for $ 69.3 million.
Winkelmann put his works up for sale in the first 5,000 days (13 years) of his art career. The artist sells one of his works every day.
Singer Grimes, a partner of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, sold his collection of hundreds of works of art for six million dollars.
Los Angeles Lakers star basketball player LeBron James hit Nemanja Bjelica in the Sacramento Kings match in 2019 and was sold as NFT last month for $ 208,000.
The Grammy-winning King of Leons was the first band to release an album when you saw yourself as NFT.