On the top NFT marketplace OpenSea, a non-fungible token representing a copy of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s very first tweet is now worth around $48 million.
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Last March, Dorsey sold the tweet as an NFT for $2.9 million. Sina Estavi, the CEO of Bridge Oracle, was the successful bidder.
In March 2006, Dorsey sent out the famous tweet “just putting up my twttr.”
After converting the proceeds from the sale to Bitcoin, the former CEO of the major social networking platform said that he would donate the money to charity.
Estavi is now willing to pay 14,969 Ether to view the NFT. He has guaranteed that half of the auction earnings will be donated to charity. According to a recent ktweet, Dorsey appears to want the owner of his very first tweet to donate 99 percent of the money.
For years, Dorsey has been a strong proponent of the cryptocurrency field, focusing mostly on Bitcoin and not shying away from expressing his disdain for altcoins.
Block (previously known as Square) bought an extra $170 million worth of Bitcoin in February. Lastly, The company declared in January that it will create an open Bitcoin mining system.
Last November, Dorsey stepped aside as Twitter’s CEO to pursue his cryptocurrency dreams.
Following the departure of the billionaire, the social media platform has become more receptive to alternative cryptocurrencies. Shortly after implementing support for hexagonal NFT avatars, Twitter allowed users to tip creators using Ethereum in February.
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