The NFT of the first tweet in history, written by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is floping.
The virtual message could only be sold at a fraction of its price in 2021.
A businessman had bought the tweet's certificate of authenticity for $2.9 million in March 2021. He relisted it in April, hoping to make $49 million and promising to donate half the proceeds to a Charity association.
But this Thursday, the best offer was at $10,000.
just setting up my twttr
— jack⚡️ (@jack) March 21, 2006
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Varying enthusiasm for NFTs
Faced with the so far mediocre offers on the OpenSea auction platform, the seller recalled that the 2021 auctions had also started slowly.
"Maybe Elon will buy it," one social media analyst tweeted wryly, referring to Tesla CEO Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter.
The NFT (“non-fungible token” or non-fungible token) is a digital format that allows any virtual object to be associated with a certificate of authenticity recorded on the blockchain.
This market exploded in 2021. The sale for $ 69.3 million at Christie's of a digital work by the American artist Beeple, entitled "Everydays: The First 5,000 Days", had hit the headlines.
But the craze seems to have died down a bit since the start of 2022. Industry observers are divided between fans and skeptics.
"Dude, you don't own the very first tweet," one Twitter user said to the businessman.
“You have a certificate on the blockchain that says you have a screenshot of the very first tweet.
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