Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Source Code Immortalized As NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, known for inventing the internet, will auction the 30-year-old historical source code of the worldwide network in the form of an immutable token (NFT) created on the Ethereum blockchain. Sotheby's announced that it will launch the one-week auction on June 23 with bids starting at $1,000. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to initiatives supported by Berners-Lee and his wife Rosemary Leith through the World Wide Web Foundation. In 1989, British computer scientist @timberners_lee invented the World Wide Web at a time when the world was changing forever. Now Sir Tim will offer the source code for the web as an NFT in a historic one-time sale. The discussion below (1/4)#ThisChangedEverything pic.twitter.com/nYvBFrz0Zr — Sotheby's (@Sothebys) June 15, 2021 has been a powerful tool for humanity,” said Berners-Lee. The 66-year-old British computer scientist claims that NFTs are "the newest fun creations in this realm and the most affordable being in existence". The "This Changes Everything" batch contains timestamped files with approximately 9,555 lines of source code for HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), and URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) – three base languages and Berners Protocols written by Lee between October 3, 1990 and August 24, 1991. Blankos Block Party NFT Game Burberry Introduces Deadmau5 Collabs The work also includes an animated visualization of the code, a letter written by Berners-Lee in June 2021. It reflects the code and the process of creating it and a graphical representation of all the code. Winklevoss-owned crypto art marketplace entered the NFT market for the first time in March this year through a partnership with Nifty Gateway, when Sotheby's announced the sale of a digital artwork by Anonymous.

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