The telephone operator Vodafone auctioned the first SMS in history NFT (non-fungible tokens). The message was sent on December 3, 1992 and was received by Vodafone employee Richard Jarvis at a Christmas party. It is no coincidence that the historical message contains the text“Merry Christmas” which will be offered for sale by the auction house aguttes, In France.
The buyer will be able to buy the NFT with the cryptocurrency Ethereum and will become exclusive owner a detailed and unique replica of the original communication protocol that transmitted the world’s first SMS.
The first SMS in history to be auctioned as NFT. proceeds of charity
“The first printed book, the first phone call, the first email: all these inventions have changed our life and our communication in the world. This first SMS received in 1992 is a historical testimony to human and technological progress. He sent a message of joy, ‘Merry Christmas,'” he said. Maximilien Aguttesmanager of the auction house.
Much like texting in the 90s and early 2000s, blockchain technology has seen an ever-increasing evolution and our world has entered a new era shaped by digital technologies. That of the first SMS sent on the Vodafone network meant a historic event for the world of mobile technology.
The auction will take place on December 21, 2021 the proceeds of the sale will be donated to charity at UNHCRor the UN Refugee Agency to support the 82.4 million people forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution.
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