The code that gave birth to the Internet is up for auction as an NFT

The NFT market is on a boom. Don’t believe us? Well, you now have the rare chance to purchase the source code for the World Wide Web written by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee as a non-fungible token at an online Sotheby’s auction.

It will include four elements: the original time-stamped files containing the source code he wrote; a moving visualization of nearly 10,000 lines of code; a letter written by Berners-Lee describing the code and the process of creating it; and a digital “poster” of the full code he created from the original files using the programming language Python, as stated by Sotheby’s.

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Commenting on it, Berners-Lee, in a statement, said, “Three decades ago, I created something which, with the subsequent help of a huge number of collaborators across the world, has been a powerful tool for humanity. For me, the best bit about the web has been the spirit of collaboration. While I do not make predictions, I sincerely hope its use, knowledge, and potential will remain open and available to continue innovating, creating, and initiating the next technological transformation that we cannot yet imagine. ”

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He further added, “NFTs, be they artworks or a digital artifact like this, are the latest playful creations in this realm and the most appropriate means of ownership that exists. They are the ideal way to package the origins behind the web.” Sotheby’s will launch the auction of the world wide web NFT on June 23 for one week, with bidding starting at $1,000.

[Via: Aljazeera]

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