Step backward. The initial SMS sent in 1992 is set to be auctioned off as an NFT. As shown in this list, it is expected to be priced from 100,000 to 200,000 Euros.
The growing popularity of NFTs isn’t the only reason why Vodafone has chosen this period of year. This issue is much more related to the content of the SMS. The initial text message was in fact a simple “Merry Christmas” greeting. Neil Papworth, an employee of a British computer company, sent it on December 3, 1992, to Vodafone CEO Richard Jarvis.
More interestingly, the following year, the initial mobile phone with the ability to send and receive text messages, created by Nokia, was introduced.
The British multinational telecommunications company ensured not to create any other NFTs from this text message later on.
This lot will have a copy of the original communication protocol of the initial SMS. additionally, the image includes the cell phone that got the message and an animation that shows a copy of the text.
Aguttes invites bidders from around the world to take part in the auction in Neuilly-sur-Seine on the outskirts of Paris.
Moreover, Christie’s sold the first edition of Wikipedia on its home page as NFT for $750,000. Additionally, Jimmy Wale’s strawberry iMac used at the time sold for $187,500.