The original source code of the Internet network World Wide Web (www) used by people around the world is available in the auction market in the form of an non-fungible (NFT).
NFT is a unique form of digital certificate that specifies who owns online content such as photos and videos, and uses blockchain technology that is the basis of cryptocurrency. Using this technology, ownership becomes clear ownership.
CNN reported on the 15th that Sotheby’s, a global auction company, plans to produce its source code in NFT with the founder of the World Wide Web, and hold an auction for a week from the 23rd (local time).
According to Sotheby’s, the auction starts at $1,000, and the successful bidder will receive a code from the World Wide Web visualized as an animation, a letter explaining how Tim Berners-Lee created it, and a digital poster with his signature.
“NFT is one of the most interesting creations that has emerged as technology changes, whether it’s artwork or digital production such as the World Wide Web,” Tim Berners-Lee wrote in a handwritten letter. “It’s the most appropriate and ideal way to take ownership of everything that exists today.”
“It was a fun experience to go back to the time when I first made the code for the World Wide Web,” he said.
The World Wide Web is an Internet network designed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 to help scientists collaborate. The World Wide Web, which began to be commercialized publicly in 1993, has now become a global Internet network that 4.6 billion people use to use the Internet.