The founder of Wikipedia sells the first page of the site in the form of NFT

After the sale of the first Tweet in history, published by the company’s own founder and former CEO, Jack Dorsey, other important figures in the history of the Internet begin to sell their creations in the form of NFT (non fungible token). Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is auctioning off Christie’s for the first time in an online encyclopedia article, which he set up in 2001.

The money from the sale of the Wikipedia page will be used for charitable purposes and for

Wikipedia is a free source of information, supported by donations, but most of the content on the platform is added by regular users. One of the first to introduce content on Wikipedia was Jimmy Wales, the site’s founder, and now he’s releasing the first change to the site.

Basically, whoever buys the NFT related to this event, will also receive a very old version of the site:

“What you see is what Wilkipedia looked like when I installed the software.”, says Wales.


In fact, the page will be publicly available, and anyone will be able to edit the articles available without restrictions. After five minutes, the changes will be deleted and the page will be reset to its original state.

The NFT buyer will receive administrator access to that page and will be able to modify the page reset window, or they can stop editing and even close the page if they wish to do so.

The auction started on December 3rd and runs until December 15th. All proceeds from this sale of NFT go to charities and to, Jimmy Wales’ social network, founded in 2019. is a social network with a paid business model that allows users to sign up for free, but they can purchase a monthly subscription to support the platform. The network does not display ads and does not use an algorithm to display relevant content to users.

source: The Verge

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