For Sale – The Internet – As An NFT

Cyberspace godfather, “Sir Tim Berners-Lee” has announced the sale of the internet. Or rather, the code that started it all.

The latest brainbox to climb aboard the NFT train is none other than worldwide web founder and creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee. With the help of Sotheby’s, Berners-Lee will auction off the source code for his world-changing invention. The auction winner will receive four unique NFTs. Firstly, the original source code for the worldwide web as well as an animation of the code being written along with a scalable vector graphic visualizing the code, and finally, a letter written personally by Sir Berners-Lee himself.

Some regard this turn of events as controversial, as Sir Tim Berners-Lee famously refused to patent his invention. As such, his goal was to provide “universal access to a large universe of documents.” But, as the proceeds are set be put towards causes chosen by Sir Tim and his wife, hopefully the balance will be restored.

Sir Tim wrote the code that became what we know as the modern internet from October 1990 to August 1991. Of NFTs he said: “NFTs, be they artworks or a digital artefact like this, are the latest playful creations in this realm, and the most appropriate means of ownership that exists. They are the ideal way to package the origins behind the web.”

This holy grail of all digital artefacts is listed on Sotheby’s Auction House, and bidding will run from 23rd to 30th June.

Visit the unprecedented auction >> here

Want more? Connect with NFT Plazas

Join the Weekly Newsletter
Join our Discord
Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram

*All investment/financial opinions expressed by NFT Plazas are from the personal research and experience of our site moderators and are intended as educational material only. Individuals are required to fully research any product prior to making any kind of investment

Leave a comment


LIVE Prices for all cryptocurrencies related to Decentraland, Somnium Space and Cryptovoxels.


Decentraland MANA

Somnium Cubes


Stay up to date with our weekly roundup of independent news


Join in live community chat & all updates as they happen