Jack Dorsey Sells First Tweet In History As NFT For $2.9 Million

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, announced that he had sold the first tweet in history as NFT for $2.9 million.

On March 21, 2006, the first history tweet was sent — “just setting up my twttr,” was the message that Twitter co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey sent to launch the social network.

Dorsey decided to donate the auction amount of $2.9 million to support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.

The NFT auction started on March 6 with an initial bid of $2.5 million. However, several interested parties bid for a couple of weeks. Finally, the buyer was Sina Estavi, CEO of the technology firm Bridge Oracle. He publicly thanked Jack Dorsey through his Twitter account: “Thank you for accepting my offer, and I am glad this money is being donated to a charitable cause.”

On March 11, the auction house Christie’s sold the first fully digital work of art — a JPG file also with NFT system — for an unpublished record of more than $69 million. “Everydays: The First 5000 Days“, a collage of daily digital creations by the artist Beeple since its inception, broke all records.

The NFT closed its sale at 1630.5825601 ETH (Etherum), a figure that at the time of the transaction was valued at $2.9 million.

Meet Adwaith, a tech-savvy editor who's all about gadgets and gizmos. With a degree in Computer Engineering and a passion for all things tech, he's been guiding readers through the world of hardware for 10 years. Known for his clear, insightful reviews, Adwaith is the trusted voice behind TechLog360. Off-duty, he loves building PCs for charity.


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