‘Merry Christmas’ – The world’s First SMS sells as NFT for $121K in Paris auction
The first text message ever sent as a greeting “Merry Christmas” is auctioned today at Paris for $121k as a NFT.
The very first text message “Merry Christmas” was sent on 3rdDecember 1992 by Neil Papworth, an employee of a British computer company.
First Message was received by Neil Papworth manager, Richard Jarvis. The manager received the message on a four-pound (2kg) “Orbitel” phone.
Aguttes auctioned the world’s first SMS as NFT. It is offered in the form of a unique digital token NFT.
The first cell phone capable of sending and receiving text messages was made by Nokia.
Proceeds from the sale went to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Vodafone has pledged not to produce any other versions of the NFT.
In addition, there will be a replication of the first message, along with a visual recreation depicting what happened.
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