The world’s first non-convertible SMS token on the Ethereum blockchain will be auctioned for £ 170,000, reports The Mirror.
In December 1992, a short message of just 15 letters was sent to the director of Vodafone – “Happy Holidays”. Richard Jarvis received it on his Orbitel 901 phone from engineer Neil Papworth of Newbury, Berkshire. Papworth was 22 when he sent a message from his computer that has gone down in history.
British telecommunications company Vodafone has decided to spend NFT on this event.
The sale of the NFT will take place on December 21 at the French auction house Aguttes. The collection token can be purchased with the ETH cryptocurrency.
The winning bidder will receive a digital file containing information about the sender and recipient, such as the phone number and the message itself, as well as the exclusive ownership of a unique copy of the original communication protocol through which the historical SMS was sent. Proceeds from the online sale of the NFT will be donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support refugees.
For the first time in the world, a text message will be auctioned off.