“just setting up my twttr”
This was the first ever tweet 15 years ago - and it’s for sale.
The author - Twitter’s boss Jack Dorsey – has said he will convert proceeds from the auction to bitcoin
and give it to charity.
The tweet went up for sale as digital memorabilia.
It's being listed as a unique signature on a website for selling tweets as non-fungible tokens – or NFT’s
NFTs are files that serve as digital signatures to certify who owns
- other online media.
Dorsey is a known bitcoin enthusiast.
Payments company Square Inc, also led by Dorsey, invested $170 million more in bitcoin last month,
adding to the mainstream acceptance of the digital currency that has been winning support from several big investors.
Dorsey’s tweet could attract a high price.
An early bid stood at $2.5 million.
The proceeds are being donated to GiveDirectly,
a fundraising project to give cash directly to families experiencing extreme poverty in Africa.