Tim Berners-Lee’s WWW NFT auction price now exceeds $ 1 million – Domain Name Wire


The creator of the World Wide Web is auctioning an NFT at Sotheby’s.

An animated visualization of the World Wide Web source code being written is part of an NFT for sale at Sotheby’s. Partial screenshot of Sothebys.com.

You can create an NFT (non-fungible token) for just about anything, and World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee is jumping into the action.

Berners-Lee sells an NFT via Sotheby’s called Source code for the WWW. The auction reached $ 1.1 million with 7 days remaining.

The description of the lot on Sotheby’s reads as follows:

1. Original archive of dated and time-stamped files containing the source code, written between October 3, 1990 and August 24, 1991. These files contain code of approximately 9,555 lines, the content of which includes implementations of the three languages ​​and protocols invented by Sir Tim; HTML (hypertext markup language); HTTP (Hyper Transfer Protocol); and URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers), as well as the original HTML documents that explained to early web users how to use the application

2. Animated visualization of the code being written (Video, black & white, silent), lasting 30 minutes 25 seconds

3. A Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) representation of the complete code (A0 841mm wide by 1189mm high), created by Sir Tim from the original files using Python, with a graphical representation of his physical signature at the bottom. right

4. A letter written in the README.md file (in “markdown” format) by Sir Tim in June 2021, reflecting on the code and its creation process.

To be clear, the auction is for a copy of these items minted as DTV.

73 offers have been submitted to date. The buyer can pay in US dollars or in cryptocurrency.

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