World Wide Web source code NFT sells for $5.4 million

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector: Technology
  • Country: Middle East
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World Wide Web source code NFT sells for $5.4 million

Tim Berners-Lee's source code for the World Wide Web sold Wednesday for $5.4 million in the form of non-fungible token (NFT). Sotheby's in New York organised the weeklong sale of the program that paved the way for the internet we know today more than 30 years after its creation. The lot included an animated version of Berners-Lee's nearly 10,000 lines of code and a letter from the British-born computer scientist himself. "Ten years ago, we wouldn't have been able to do this," said Cassandra Hatton, vice-president at Sotheby's, referring to the recent boom in NFTs. Hatton said this work is unique because of its importance for the creation of the World Wide Web. "That changed every aspect of your life," Hatton said. "We don't even fully comprehend the impact that it has on our lives, and the impact that we will continue to have on our lives." In 1989, physicist-turned-computer-scientist Berners-Lee envisioned a system of information sharing that would allow scientists to access data from anywhere in the world. At the time, he was an employee of the CERN Data Center "” originally the European Council for Nuclear Research, now the European Organization for Nuclear Research "” in Geneva. He

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