- Jimmy Wales used the computer and NFT is ready up for auction.
- The auction will support fund Wales another project WT.Social project.
- The two lots of computers and NFT are for auction on December 15.
Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales personal computer, as well as the Non-fungible Token (NFT) of the first edit, is ready up for auction.
Furthermore, the personal computer, used by Jimmy Wales for programming the reference resource 20 years ago will be auctioned off, along with an NFT commemorating his first edit on the platform, as per auctioneers.
Moreover, Strawberry iMac, utilized by Jimmy Wales for development and research at the time of the website’s launch on January 15, 2001. According to the auction house Christie’s in charge of the sale, the auction will begin Friday in New York.
Henceforth, Christie’s auction house specialist Peter Klarnet mentioned, the next lot is for an NFT. It is a unique digital artifact that transfers ownership through blockchain technology. Generated by Wales of Wikipedia’s debut onscreen image when he uploaded the first text, “Hello World”.
As per the auction house, the non-fungible token (NFT), will be provided in JPEG format. It will be interactive, the buyer will be able to alter or edit and make some changes to the page. This may reset with a timer to revert to its original state.
Even more, the part of the proceeds from the auction will support fund Wales another project WT.social project. A non-toxic alternative social media network using an advertising-free model.
Therefore, the two lots of personal computers and NFT are for auction on December 15. Peter Klarnet stated, with Christie’s hoping they will sell for hundreds of dollars. The non-fungible tokens (NFTs), found to be the favorite art form of auction houses and the art markets for some collectors and investors.