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NFT of World Wide Web’s original source code sells for $5.4 million at auction

The original code used to create the World Wide Web was sold at auction for $5.4 million as an NFT.

The auction house Sotheby’s announced the NFT offered by code creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee drew a total of 51 bids after going up for auction June 23.

The NFT contains the original time-stamped files with the source code, an animated visualization of the code, a letter from Berners-Lee reflecting on how the code was created and a digital “poster” of the full code created by Berners-Lee.

“The process of bringing this NFT to auction has offered me the opportunity to look back in time to the moment I first sat down to write this code thirty years ago, and reflect on how far the web has come since then, and where it could go in the decades to come,” Berners-Lee said in a statement.

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