Nonfungible tokens continue to sell for large money, especially if they're unique. And what's more unique than the particular source code for the WWW.
Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the net, sold an NFT of the web's source code Wednesday for $5.4 million, in line with the BBC. The sale happened at a Sotheby's auction, with bidding starting at $1,000. The NFT includes the time-stamped files of the source code, an animated video of the code being written, a letter from Berners-Lee and a digital poster he created. Proceeds from the sale will go toward causes picked by Berners-Lee and his wife.
NFTs are blockchain-created certificates of authenticity for a digital asset. The one that buys the token doesn't own the copyright of said asset, just the digital token of that asset. Some prominent NFT sales include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey selling the primary tweet for $2.9 million, The new york Times selling an image of a column for $560,000, one guy selling his farts for $85, and Beeple selling a digital artwork for $69 million.
Also on Wednesday, Twitter said it might give away 140 NFTs hosted on the Rarible marketplace.