UPDATE: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s first-ever tweet has been sold for the equivalent of $2.9m (£2.1m) to a Malaysia-based businessman.
“just setting up my twttr” is the first-ever tweet on the popular microblogging site Twitter. Now, Twitter boss Jack Dorsey who owns the tweet has put it up for auction as a unique digital signature on ‘Valuables by Cent’ – a marketplace for selling tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
If you don’t know what NFTs are, I explained the new digital collectibles situation comprehensively here, but basically, NFTs are unique digital files that serve as digital signatures used to prove ownership to photos, videos, and other online media.
Dorsey sent the tweet out in March of 2006 and put the tweet up for auction last year. However, the tweet attracted handsome offers immediately after his tweet yesterday reaching as high as $100,000 within minutes.
— jack (@jack) March 6, 2021
At the time of this writing, the highest bid is $330,000 (Sh 36,168,000) by one @curt_liu42.
Update: The highest offer is $2500000 by @sinaEstavi
just setting up my twttr
— jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
“There is only one unique signed version of the tweet, and if the creator agrees to sell, you can own it forever.” Valuables says.