The first SMS in history, sent by the operator Vodafone on December 3, 1992was auctioned this Tuesday as NFT by €107,000 (over $120,000) at a house sale Aguttes in France†
The buyer, whose full identity has not been released, is a Canadian working in the new technology sector. You are now the exclusive owner of a unique digital replica of the original communication protocol that sent this SMS.
After adding up the auction costs, the message was eventually sold by 132.680 euros (about $149,000).
Received at the time by the Vodafone employee Richard Jarvisthe text message is 15 characters long and says “Merry christmas†
The name NFT is an acronym for: Non-functioning tokenwhat means in spanish non-fungible token.
It’s a new kind active numericsuch as cryptocurrencies and uses the same technology as blockchains (“blockchain”), which consist of a form of identification that it involves a multitude of individuals, without a unifying core.
An NFT or “digital object” is unique and not exchangeable for an equivalent.
Most buyers are: collectors one of both speculators they hope to be able to sell them later and earn a dividend.
In fact, NFTs have been the protagonists of several auctions with heart-pounding prices. The record was achieved by the American recording artist beetle with a fully digital work for 69.3 million euros (more than 78 million dollars) in March at Christie’s in Paris.
(With information from AFP)