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They sell NFT source code for the World Wide Web for $5.4 million

They sell NFT source code for the World Wide Web for $5.4 million

The illustration for the article titled Father of the World Wide Web NFT sells from its source code for $5.4 million

picture: Sotheby’s / Gizmodo

Although NFTs have fever is starting to shrinkMillionaire auctions still offer them. And some are very unique, like the source code for the World Wide Web, which just sold for $5.4 million.

Tim Berners-Lee, the British engineer who created the World Wide Web in 1989, decided to auction at Sotheby’s The source code for your creature. Well, in fact, the explanation of the auction topic is somewhat more complicated: “I don’t even sell the source code,” he said. explained To The Guardian last week. “I am selling an image that I created with Python software that I wrote myself, of what the source code would look like if it was pasted on the wall and signed by me.”

Nor can it be said that the WWW source code was a well-kept secret that made it so valuable, since Berners-Lee made public The blade in the nineties. You can see an animated version of the code in a file . page Sotheby’s.

This is not the most expensive NFT ever – a The record is still held by artist Beeple, which sold a digital business for $69.3 million — but managed to outperform the others. hits last like First tweet ever oh no Elon Musk digital song.

The only good part of this ridiculous spending of money is that Berners-Lee has promised that he will donate the profits to non-profit organizations.

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