Tim Berners-Lee will write a letter to the winning bidder for the World Wide Web source code, which is tied as NFT, “reflecting on the code and the process of producing it.”
Sotheby's is auctioning off the original source code that formed the foundation of the World Wide Web as part of a non-fungible token (NFT). With bids starting at $1,000, approximately 9,555 lines of source code authored by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be linked to an NFT that guarantees the code's validity and unique ownership.
"What is the purpose of an NFT? It's a natural thing to do... when you're a computer scientist and you've been writing code for a long time "In a statement, Berners-Lee stated. He went on to say, "It feels appropriate to digitally sign my autograph on a fully digital artifact."
With the introduction of NFT, it is now feasible to sell a digitally created object while also proving that the files on sale are genuine. The digitally signed Ethereum blockchain NFTs provide verifiable scarcity to digital files. NFTs impart uniqueness to digital files and allow them to be held since they are not indefinitely reproduced.
The original collection of dated and time-stamped files comprising code produced between 1990 and 1991 will be housed in the NFT of World Wide Web source code. The source code contains implementations of Berners-three Lee's created languages and protocols: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), HTTP (Hyper Transfer Protocol), and URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) (Uniform Resource Identifiers).
The successful bidder will receive a letter from Berners-Lee “reflecting on the code and the process of developing it,” as well as a 30-minute-and-25-second animated depiction of the code in progress.
Tim Berners-Lee said in a letter accompanying the files to be auctioned that looking through the code and seeing how those very few lines of code kept on track to become the present form of the web has been fun. “ I've never felt like I could sit back and relax since the web was and is always evolving. According to Sotheby's, he said, "It is not yet the best it can be: there is always more to be done!"
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