Mar 6, 2021

Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2m for Twitter co-founder's first post

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has listed his first ever tweet for sale, with bids reaching $2m. "Just setting up my twttr," the post, sent from Mr Dorsey's account in March 2006, reads. Tweets are the latest digital assets to be monetised through so-called non-fungible tokens. While the idea that digital artists can earn an income by offering buyers some sense of ownership has its attractions, the "Sale" of tweets will leave many scratching their heads. Old offers for Mr Dorsey's tweet suggest that it was first put up for sale in December, but the listing gained more attention after he tweeted a link to it on Friday. Within minutes of the tweet being posted, bids reached more than $88,000.

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