The creator of the World Wide Web will auction its source code. This will be the first time that Timothy Berners-Lee will receive money for his invention directly.
On Tuesday, the auction house Sotheby’s will put up for auction the source code of the world wide web Tim Berners-Lee.
According to CNBC, the auction will be held by Sotheby’s London branch from June 23 to 30, with the auction for NFT, titled “It Changed Everything,” starting at $ 1,000. The publication reports that the proceeds from the auction will go to initiatives that are supported by Berners-Lee and his wife.
NFTs, non-fungible tokens, are digital assets that demonstrate ownership of virtual objects. In recent months, the popularity of this technology has increased dramatically: everything is up for sale and sold – sports cards, tweets, memes and much more. In March 2021, at Christie’s auction, a piece of digital art was sold for $ 69 million.
Timothy Berners-Lee is the creator of URIs, URLs, HTTP, HTML and the World Wide Web. At the NFT auction, people will be able to bid for “original timestamped files containing the source code of the World Wide Web, digitally signed by Sir Tim,” Fast Company reports citing Sotheby’s. There will also be a “digital poster” with just 9,000 lines of code, as well as a letter from Berners-Lee about the creation of the World Wide Web.