Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sells NFT of first-ever tweet for $2.9 million


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a non-fungible token (NFT) of the first-ever published tweet for $2.9 million to an investor who goes by the name @sinaEstavi. 

Earlier this month, Dorsey minted the tweet using Cent, an Ethereum-based service that allows users to mint, sell and bid on NFTs of tweets. Dorsey's message, which he sent March 21, 2006, reads "just setting up my twttr."

Dorsey has said he will donate all the proceeds of the auction to GiveDirectly, a non-profit organization that sends cash directly to families living in extreme poverty. It appears after Dorsey received the funds, he transferred them to crypto exchange Kraken. 

Trending Stories

Get Your Crypto
Daily Brief

Delivered daily, straight to your inbox.

NYC mayor Eric Adams receives first paycheck in the form of BTC and ETH

Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, made good on a previous pledge by receiving via automatic conversion his first paycheck in the form of cryptocurrency. According to a Thursday morning statement from the mayor’s office, Adams’ paycheck was converted into BTC and ETH.  “New York is the center of the world, and we […]
Read Full Story
Jan 20, 2022, 3:23PM UTC