Founder of World Wide Web Berners-Lee to sell source code as NFT
Sotheby’s will be auctioning Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s original time stamped files
The company’s founder, Tim Berners-Lee has been in the auction and the World-wide-web source as an NFT. Sotheby’s will put up for auction are of the original stamp of the files by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who had been signed by him or her in a way that will make the digital part of a Sotheby’s auction, submitted during the auction.
NFT will be presented at an online auction entitled ‘This Has Changed All’. NFT is delivered directly by Sir Tim Berners-Lee himself, giving people the opportunity to think with Sir Tim about the empty bones of web design. Sales will be open from June 23 – 30 June and will be charged a bid of $ 1,000. The sale will benefit programs supported by Sir Tim and Lady Berners-Lee.
NFT – completely unique to the Ethereum blockchain – is made up of four elements; original files stamped while containing source code written by Sir Tim; animation code view; a book written by Sir Tim showing the code and the process of making it; and a full digital code poster created by Sir Tim from original files using Python including a picture of his visual signature; all signed digitally.
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The NFT-identified files contain nearly 9,555-line code, the content of which includes the use of three languages and agreements established by Sir Tim that remain fundamental to the World Wide Web today; HTML (Hypertext Marking Language), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), and URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers), as well as original HTML documents that instructed web users on how to use the application.
“Thirty years ago, I created something that, with the help of a large number of participants worldwide, became a powerful tool for humanity. For me, the most important thing about the web has been the spirit of cooperation. While I do not make predictions about the future, I hope that its use, information, and power will remain open and accessible to all of us to continue innovating, creating, and initiating the next technological revolution, which we cannot imagine at present. NFTs, be it works of art or digital art like this, are the latest toys in this state, and the most appropriate forms of ownership are available. They are a great way to package the web, ”said Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Explaining why he offered to sell as NFT Lee said:
“Why NFT? Yes, it is only natural to do so as a computer scientist and code writer and for many years. Sounds good to sign my autograph on digital artifact completely”.