The NFT fever started this year with the auctions of the mythical Nyan Cat meme , a collage made of 5,000 digital images, the first tweet in history or even a single pixel. As if that were not enough, on June 23 the famous three ‘WWW’ (World Wide Web) that grant permission to access the Internet were put on sale .
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The auction ended this Wednesday, June 30, with the large amount of $ 5.4 million . Its creator, British engineer Tim Berners-Lee, told The Guardian that “I am selling an image that I made, with a Python program that I wrote myself, of what the source code would look like if it were pasted on a wall and signed for me ”.
This bid was organized by the Sotheby’s house, in addition, in the total of 9,555 lines of code put up for sale the implementations of the three languages developed by the engineer were included , that is, HTML (for the development of web pages), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and URI (Uniform Resource Identifier).
On the other hand, the set of documents that explain how to use the application (considered the first browser in history), a black and white video without sound that shows an animation of the code and a letter written by Berners-Lee in 2021.
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It must be confirmed that the WWW source code was not as private as we might imagine, since Berners-Lee made it public in the 90’s. Furthermore, it is not the most expensive NFT on the market either , due to that artist Beeple sold his digital work for $ 69.3 million.
If you are wondering what Berners-Lee will do with such an amount of money, the engineer has promised that he will donate the benefit to non-profit organizations . Also, the engineer indicates that the auction does not mean that he has sold the Web, since the central codes and protocols are free of rights.