Wikipedia creator’s computer and NFT auctioned for almost $1 mn

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New York (AFP) – An NFT memorializing Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’s first edit on the online reference resource 20 years ago and the computer he used when programming the platform sold for a total of almost $1 million at auction Wednesday. Christie’s sold the NFT — Non-Fungible Tokens that are unique digital objects and confer ownership through blockchain technology — for $750,000 and the Strawberry iMac for $187,500. The NFT is of Wikipedia’s debut onscreen image when Wales posted the first words, “Hello world.” The Strawberry iMac was the personal computer he “used for development and re…

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