Tweet sold for close to $4million

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share to Google Classroom

The first ever tweet sent has been sold for the equivalent of around $4 million NZ dollars.

The tweet was posted by the founder of twitter Jack Dorsey 15 years ago on March 21, 2006.

The tweet says: “just setting up my twttr”.

It has now been sold for charity and was bought by Malaysian-businessman Sina Estavi.

The tweet is seen as valuable because of its cultural and historical significance. It was bought using the cryptocurrency called Ethereum.

Cryptocurrency can be described as virtual or digital cash, or simply, online money.

As the buyer, Sina Estavi will receive a certificate, digitally signed and verified by Mr Dorsey, as well as the metadata of the original tweet. This will include information such as the time the tweet was posted and what it says.

6 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

In a bizarre incident in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia,...
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back, and this year...
Twenty-six-year-old Kalpana Balan from India, has clinched a coveted spot...
At the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo...

World & National News

The world’s largest iceberg, A23a, is making its way through...
He Kāwanatanga, he Pirimia hou hoki tō Aotearoa. I te...
In a standout achievement, Morgan Wallen secured 11 wins at...
In a departure from recent trends, Walt Disney Studios is...