Jimmy Wales created Wikipedia in 2001 and edited its first entry, "Hello, World!" on January 15, 2001. . Christie's is now auctioning the entry in an NFT format, giving the successful bidder virtual ownership of the page and the ability to edit it.
Wikipedia now supports more than 300 languages around the world and is edited by an army of volunteers in every country. For years, the site has ranked among the top 10 most visited websites in the world. Wikipedia currently has 6,408,480 entries and received an average of 228 million visitors in November 2021.
IT Home understands that the NFT will be auctioned at the same time as the 2000 Apple iMac used by Jimmy Wales when he created the site.
A portion of the proceeds from the NFT auction will support Jimmy Wales' alternative Social media pilot project, Wt. Social. The project aims to create an ad-free social platform. The auction has begun and will close on December 15.