If you’ve used social media a lot, you’ve seen the first tweet of all time. Posted on March 21, 2006 by Twitter co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey, it doesn’t say much.
But now, thanks to the NFT’s Wild West – crypto-authenticated tokens that assign unique values to digital elements one way or another – you might be able to buy it. Dorsey has become a supporter of cryptocurrency, and as such it is no surprise that he is riding the NFT wave by “hit” the tweet on the blockchain. As explained in an FAQ of the cent.co service, the item for sale is not the actual tweet, which will continue to live on Twitter, it is a “digital certificate of the tweet, unique because it has been signed and verified. by the creator. “
It doesn’t make much sense to me, but neither does NBA Top Shot and the money continues to flow into the sports-related NFT service. Beyond that, while buying NFT can at least theoretically help support artists, especially those in the digital realm, it’s hard to imagine what the benefit is in paying exorbitant fees to someone like Dorsey, who is already extremely wealthy.
That said, if you want to get in on the action, all you have to do is beat the current high bid of $ 88,888.88.