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11, the auction house Christie’s sold the first fully digital work of art — a JPG file also with NFT system — for an unpublished record of more than $69 million.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.