Published March 9, 2021
Temiloluwa O’ Peters
Twitter Chief Executive Officer , Jack Dorsey , is auctioning his first ever tweet on a website that sells tweets as non -fungible token .
As of Monday , the first tweet had attracted a bid of $ 2 .5 m . Dorsey had tweeted “ just setting up my twttr ” , at 12 .50 pm on March 21 , 2006 .
The Twitter co -founder had on Friday tweeted a link to the listing on Valuables by Cent , a tweets marketplace .
While old offers for the tweet suggest that it was put for sale in December, the listing gained more attention after Dorsey ’s tweet on Friday .
The highest bid for the tweet came from Bridge Oracle ’s CEO , Sina Estavi , according to Valuable ’s website . It topped TRON founder , Justin Sun ’s $ 2 m bid which was the highest as of Saturday .
According to Valuables , owning any digital content can be a financial investment, hold sentimental value , and create a relationship between collector and creator .
“ Like an autograph on a baseball card, the NFT itself is the creator ’s autograph on the content , making it scarce , unique , and valuable ,” it said.
It added that buying a tweet entailed purchasing a digital certificate of the tweet , signed using cryptography and which included metadata .