Mar 25, 2021

'It's a piece of human history in a digital asset'

The buyer of Twitter's first ever tweet by its founder Jack Dorsey for $2.9m sees it as a wise investment. "It's a piece of human history in the form of a digital asset. Who knows what will be the price of the first tweet of human history 50 years from now," Malaysia-based Sina Estavi said. Jack Dorsey's tweet, which said "Just setting up my twttr," was first published on 21 March 2006 and was auctioned off by Mr Dorsey for Give Directly's Africa Response charity. "To be able to capture the first tweet, of the person who invented this, makes it very important memorabilia," said Nanne Dekking, the founder of Artory, which records artworks on blockchain technology. While Mr Estavi owns the Dorsey tweet, anyone with internet access can see and read it.

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