Someone paid a lot of money for an NFT commemorating the creation of the world wide web.
A buyer has paid $5,434,500 for a non-fungible token (NFT) commemorating the creation of the world wide web.
Auction house Sotheby’s auctioned the NFT by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the world wide web. It included four “mementos,” including a copy of the source code, a video file simulating writing the code, an SVG file of the code, and a digital letter written by Berners-Lee. All of these items are still available for your enjoyment on Sotheby’s website if you weren’t the lucky bidder.
The final price either includes the buyer’s premium, or the bidding skyrocketed in the final second. With just seconds to go, the auction stood at $4.5 million. Upon conclusion, it stated that the final price was $5,434,500.