Twitterfounder of and CEO‘its Jack DorseyThe highest bidder in the auction, the first tweet he posted while setting up the platform 15 years ago. Turkish originally sold to Sina Estavi. Estavi paid $ 2.9 million for the tweet.
Estavi, CEO of Malaysia-based Bridge Oracle, will receive the metadata and digitally signed certificate of the tweet Dorsey calls “Just setting up my twttr” for the money he pays.
Yesterday, Estavi thanked Dorsey for accepting his offer and said, “He’s glad the income will go to the charity. This is not just a tweet. I think years later people will understand the true value of this tweet, as in the Mona Lisa painting.”
After the announcement of the purchase, Estavi’s Twitter profile was visited many times, and a user’s “How did you remove Turkish? answered the question “I am originally a Turk”.
The proceeds from the sale of Dorsey’s tweet on March 21, 2006 will be donated to Give Directly, an organization that helps the poor in East Africa.
The sale was carried out with ether, one of Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency competitors, using the NFT (Non-Fungable Token – Non-Tradable Crypto Asset) method on the “Valuables @Cent” platform.
Digital art ownership
Recently, NFTs on the blockchain, which have become increasingly popular, represent the ownership of digital art forms for collectable purposes.
On March 11, the artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, sold his digital work for $ 69.3 million at Christie’s auction hall.
Winkelmann had put his works for sale in the first 5,000 days (13 years) of his art career. The artist sells one of his works every day.
Singer Grimes, partner of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, sold his collection of hundreds of artworks for six million dollars in this way.
Los Angeles Lakers star basketball player Lebron James’s shot over Nemanja Bjelica in the Sacramento Kings match in 2019 was also sold last month as NFT for $ 208,000.
Grammy-winning King of Leons was also the first music group to release their album, When You See Yourself, as NFT.