Wikipedia has sold two NFTs for $750,000 and $187,500 on Christie’s auction after marking its 20th anniversary earlier in the year.
The sale, titled the Birth of Wikipedia, comprised the platform’s first edit and a Strawberry iMac that was used by its co-founder to create the online encyclopedia.
The edit was a message, “Hello World!’’ posted by Jimmy Wales after the site went live on January 15, 2001.
The NFT maintains the layout of the Wikipedia homepage as per the initially available source code. The token has a feature enabling the owner to edit the page and can be reset to the original version with a timer.
The auction house notes that part of the proceeds from the sale would be used in promoting Wale’s other new social media network called WT.Social.
Christie’s Peter Klarnet says that the NFT sale proves the enthusiasm around the initial stage of the web.