An NFT of the original source code for the world wide web, created by its inventor Tim Berners-Lee, has sold for $5.4m at Sotheby’s in an online auction. It went on sale on June 23, with an initial offer of $1,000.
According to Sotheby's, the proceeds from the sale will benefit from initiatives supported by Sir Tim and Lady Berners-Lee.
The NFT source code auction gave me the opportunity to look back at the time I first sat down to write this code 30 years ago and think about how far the internet has come since then and where it could go. I'm excited that the initiatives that Rosemary and I support will benefit from the sale of this NFT