Tim Berners-Lee to sell web source code as NFT at Sotheby’s auction


Sir Tim Berners-Lee gives a speech at the Campus Party Italia 2019 on July 25, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

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LONDON — British computer scientist and inventor Tim Berners-Lee is auctioning the original code for the World Wide Web as a nonfungible token.

The auction for the World Wide Web NFT — titled “This Changed Everything” — will be run by Sotheby’s in London from June 23-30, with bidding starting at $1,000. The proceeds of the auction will benefit initiatives that Berners-Lee and his wife support, Sotheby’s said.

NFTs are a type of digital asset designed to show that someone has ownership of a unique virtual item, such as online pictures and videos, or even…


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