The “Wikipedia” co-founder Jimmy Wales put up for sale the first version of the Internet encyclopedia at Christie’s auction as an unreserved token (NFT).
Sale of “Wikipedia” in the form of NFT
Bidding will last until December 15. Together with the Token of the Wikipedia home page of January 15, 2001, the IMAC computer was put up for sale, from which Wales had first launched the encyclopedia.
The remedy funds of the project co-founder will send for charity and its own social network WT.Social.
At the time of writing, the Internet encyclopedia was offered $ 2400, for iMac – $ 600.
After selling, the Wikipedia’s homepage will deflate on the Internet. Five minutes after editing, it will return to the initial state. The owner will be able to close access to the page or prohibit it editing.
Recall that in June 2021, the creator of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee sold the original source code underlying the Internet, in the form of NFT. Later in it found a mistake.