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Last month, Sotheby’s, along with Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer science researcher, started the auction The original source code of the World Wide Web as a non-exchangeable ID. NFT was part of the auction house’s own This changed everything auction, which ran from June 23 to June 30.
By BBC, the original source code NFT has sold £ 3.9 million ($ 5.4 million) to an unknown buyer. For most of June 30, the NFT’s highest bid was $ 3.5 million, but it invited bids in the final minutes. The starting price was set at $ 1,000.
Four different the items were sold as part of a single NFT, including code-time files, an animated video of the code to be written, a letter from Berners-Lee, and a digital poster of the code. Sotheby’s described the work as “the only signed copy of the code from the first existing web browser.”
Income The sale of the NFT targets various charities supported by Professor Berners-Lee and his wife, Rosemary Leith, although they have not identified specific initiatives.