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First-Ever Tweet Finally Sold For $2.9 Million

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There has been a lot of hype about the first-ever tweet posted by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, The current Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey has sold his first-ever tweet for $2.9 million. Twitter CEO handed over the proceeds from the 15-year-old tweet to GiveDirectly’s Africa charity fund. The money was withdrawn in Bitcoin 50.875 and sent to charity.

The tweet, which reads “just setting up my twttr”,

was purchased as a non-fungible token (NFT), paid for in ether.

This is not just a tweet! I think years later people will realize the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting,” the owner of the tweet himself tweeted. NFTs are used to verify unique items. The blockchain-created certificate of authenticity is used for a digital asset such as art, or in this case, a tweet.