Sotheby’s sells NFTs of the World Wide Web

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    Sotheby’s sells NFTs from the World Wide Web

    Sotheby’s London recently announced that it is ready to sell an NFT of the original World Wide Web source code, conceived and developed by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee.

    The original files will be auctioned along with a 30-minute video in which Berners-Lee covered the entire code creation process and a digital poster of the code with his signature.

    With a base bid of just $ 1,000, the entire lot will be sold in an online auction titled “This Changed Everything” to be held on the auction house’s website from June 23 through June 26.

    “Over the past few centuries, humanity has seen a succession of paradigm shifts that have carried us forward into the modern era; Evidence of Galileo’s heliocentrism, Gutenberg’s invention of printing and Einstein’s theory of relativity to name but a few, “says Cassandra Hatton, head of Sotheby’s science and pop culture division,” but none have had the impact. seismic in our daily lives as the creation of the World Wide Web ”.


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