London: World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has announced the auction of the source code of his invention. However, a single digital copy will be sold as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token).
Although the code for this most important invention is still publicly owned, he has a digital file in which he himself wrote the code for the World Wide Web. It also has a timestamp. This code consists of 9500 lines detailing Internet languages and protocols including Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Universal Resource Locator (URL). available.
Along with the code, an animated digital poster has been created with graphic signatures by Tim Berners-Lee. The buyer also received a handwritten letter from Tim Berners-Lee. This letter describes the Internet code and its details.
Tim Berners-Lee wrote in the letter, “It’s a pleasure to look back at the code now. It’s a pleasure to see how experts from around the world got involved in this work with a few lines of code.” But I’m not satisfied, the web is constantly changing. It’s not the best, though, because there’s always room for improvement, “said Tim.
Although the Internet first appeared in 1991, its original year of birth was 1989 when it was introduced as an internal network at the European Center for Nuclear Physics in Switzerland. The number of regular Internet users worldwide now stands at more than 4.6 billion.
Southampton, a well-known auction house, will soon launch its official bidding, which will start at 1,000. According to the company, this is the world’s first digital rare model to be sold as NFT.