Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, just sold his first tweet for 2.9 Million US Dollarydoos
Look, there’s no doubt that the first letter ever posted would probably be worth a f**ken mint. Deadset, the first phone-call ever made would be worth a s**tload too if we could somehow capture it. We’re not too sure how that would work, but apparently, the world’s figured out a way if the latest news coming from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is anything to go by. It turns out that the big fella’s sold his first ever tweet for $2.9 million US dollarydoos…
If you’re not sure exactly how this all works, you can join us as we scratch our heads and go, ‘yeah, but mate, isn’t it f**ken digital?’ Apparently, though, that s**t doesn’t matter, and it’s all got to do with NFTs and the way they’re reshaping the ownership and value of digital items.
Now, if you wanna know how that s**t works, you can f**ken Google it, but basically it gives the ownership of something digital to someone without actually changing much in principle. Anyway, that s**t’s not important right now. What’s important is the story.
So, basically, Dorsey has sold his first ever tweet to Malaysia-based businessman Sina Estavi. According to the BBC, he purchased the post using the ether cryptocurrency, a rival to bitcoin. It’s been reported that Estavi was involved in a bidding war with tech entrepreneur Justin Sun before winning the auction.
After the purchase was completed, Estavi tweeted that, “This is not just a tweet!” He reckons that years from now, “People will realize the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting.” He might be right on that.
Twitter has kind of revolutionised the way we communicate information and the way we destroy the careers of comedians and celebrities who’ve said dumb s**t. Yeah, nah, what he’s bought is only the ownership of the Tweet, and apparently, he even gets a certificate that proves it!
Some are even saying that if Dorsey wanted to delete the Tweet, he still could. We don’t know the truth of all that, but we do know is that Dorsey donated the funds to charity. He gave it all to GiveDirectly’s Africa Response, which provides Covid relief throughout Africa.
This is not just a tweet!
I think years later people will realize the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting https://t.co/vnA5pz3esQ
— Estavi #BRG (@sinaEstavi) March 22, 2021
Final thought: We don’t truly understand the logic of it all, but at the end of the day, it’s all being put to good use, it’s making old mate happy, and it’s providing another revenue stream for digital artists who are always seeing their s**t copied. That’s gotta be a good thing. Anyway, let us know what you think. See you in the comment section.
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