Twitter boss to sell first tweet, convert proceeds to bitcoin

“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

- photos

- videos

- 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.