Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, offered for sale as a nonfungible token, was sold on Monday for 1,630.58 ether, a cryptocurrency. That’s equivalent to about $2.9 million based on ether’s price at the time of sale.
The New York Times has entered the NFT game, selling the chance to own “the first article in the almost 170-year history of The Times to be distributed as an NFT” — and it’s sold for right around $560,000. While the Paper of Record isn’t the first brand (or even the first news organization) to sell one of the digital tokens, it’s certainly been one of the more successful.
Bitcoin’s value surpassed $1 trillion on Tuesday as the price of the cryptocurrency jumped.
The digital coin’s price rose on Tuesday and its market capitalization went above $1 trillion in mid-morning trade Singapore time, according to CoinDesk.
Bitcoin extended those gains hitting a 24-hour high of $54,348.57 in early afternoon Singapore time, around 7% higher than the same time a day before. Bitcoin has since pared some of those gains.
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