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World Wide Web NFT by Tim Berners-Lee will be auctioned off at Sotheby?s


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SOURCE: https://www.vox.com/recode/22535032/sothebys-web-history-internet-tim-berners-lee-nft-blockchain
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The auctioning off of a copy of the web’s original source code in token form seems to be evidence that, at least in some applications, NFTs can be more than a digital stunt; they can serve as a way to preserve and commodify pieces of web history.The code that’s up for sale is particularly historic. “It seems almost like it’s not just the source code, but it really is this comprehensive package that a collector could really cherish having.” Until the auction ends, we won’t know just how much people are willing to bid on this NFT version of internet history, but the auction is funding initiatives that Berners-Lee and his wife support, according to Sotheby’s. Just a few days before Sotheby’s announced its Berners-Lee auction, an NFT of the original image of the “Doge” dog meme, which was also the inspiration for the viral cryptocurrency dogecoin, sold for $4 million.Now, Berners-Lee wants to support this way of storing and selling versions of the internet’s history.

As said here by Rebecca Heilweil