Wednesday, January 26

NFT of the first SMS in history is auctioned for 107 thousand euros

This Tuesday (21), the first SMS in history was auctioned for 107 thousand euros, after being transformed into a non-fungible token (NFT).

This NFT is a detailed and unique replica of the message “Merry Christmas” (Merry Christmas) sent on December 3, 1992 by the telephone operator Vodafone, to the cell phone of one of its employees, Richard Jarvis.

The buyer’s identity was not revealed, but independent auction house Aguttes, responsible for the Paris transaction, revealed that the buyer would pay NFT using Ether (ETH).

According to the founder of the auction house, Maximillian Aguttes, this auction opens doors so that other historical moments of communication can be tokenized and transformed into NFTs.

Vodafone will donate the proceeds from the purchase of the NFT to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an agency of the United Nations (UN), aimed at a universe of more than 82 million people around the world who have been forced to leave their places of origin because of conflict or persecution.

Recently, the UN also came out in defense of the NFTs by announcing the use of the Blockchain platform, Unique Network, in the execution of tokens aimed at raising people’s awareness of the planet’s climate change and in favor of a more sustainable global economy.