First Wikipedia entry is up for auction in NFT format


  • Trend translate everything into the NFT format has reached Wikipedia
  • The authors tokenized the first version of the site
  • Lot “Birth of Wikipedia” can be bought at Christie’s, the price is relatively small

Jimmy Wales, creator of the most popular online encyclopedia, converted the first version of the site to NFT format. It will be put up for auction at Christie’s. The name of the lot is “The Birth of Wikipedia.”

Many are aware that the site is powered by user donations, and these donations can be made in different ways (bank transfers, checks, PayPal , Amazon). They also accept cryptocurrencies. Wikipedia has partnered with BitPay so users can transfer BTC, BCH and ETH.

Wales is now using new technologies to create a unique NFT. The winner of the auction will receive the first version of the site that came out 20 January 2001 of the year. By the way, then Wikipedia looked rather modest. It’s just a page that says “Hello, World!”

Investors love these unusual NFTs, so surely the lot will cause a stir. For example, Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sold for $ 2.9 million. Now the auction of NFT “The Birth of Wikipedia” has already been submitted 100 applications, the starting price is only 2400 dollars. There are 8 days left until the end of the auction. The received income will be transferred to the WT.Social project.

By the way, you don’t need any special knowledge to create your own NFT token. How to do this, we tell in this video:

NFT Creation Visual Tutorial

In simple words, we will explain to you how to sell your NFT on OpenSea. Let’s consider several ways to sell NFT!

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