Twitter CEO Jack first tweet sold as an NFT. The auction on a tokenized version of the first tweet is ending with the highest bid of 1630.58 ETH ($2.5 million). This bid was done by the CEO of Oracle, Hakan Estavi on 6th March 2021. After that, no new bid has done by anyone. And it was sold at 1630.58 ETH ($2.9 million).
15 years ago on this day, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet.
Jack Dorsey created the tokenized version of it on 16th December 2020. On 6th March he drew attention to a tokenized version of that tweet on the non-fungible token (NFT) platform Valuables. And that action ignited a bidding war between Justin Sun, the founder of TRON and the CEO of BitTorrent, and Hakan Estavi, CEO of Malaysia-based Bridge Oracle.
Estavi’s $2.5 million offer has been the highest bid on March 6. Jack Dorsey announced on March 9 via tweet that the auction would end on March 21 and that he would accept the winning bid. He also said that he would convert the proceeds from that sale into bitcoin, then donate it to charity.
GiveDirectly is a non-profit organization that specializes in giving direct cash transfers to low-income people. Africa response in Dorsey’s tweet likely refers to its COVID-19 Africa Response campaign.