British telecommunications giant Vodafone will reportedly auction the world’s first non-fungible token (NFT) short message service (SMS) on December 21st. The SMS labeled “Merry Christmas” was received by then-employee Richard Jarvis on the Vodafone network on December 3, 1992, 29 years ago.
The historic 15-character SMS will be auctioned as an NFT for a one-time sale conducted by the Aguttes Auction House in France. according to To the Romanian newspaper Ziarul Financiar.
Vodafone plans to divert revenues to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to help displaced persons by auctioning the world’s first SMS in the form of NFTs. ..
The advertising banner above has been translated into “Merry Christmas. The world’s first SMS auctioned for charity as an NFT.” Vodafone’s SMSNFT sale is attended by Ethereum (ETH). The winning bidder owns exclusive ownership of the communication protocol used to send the world’s first SMS.
In addition to the glory of SMS, it took nine years for other networks to be able to send and receive Vodafone SMS. This move to create the world’s first SMS is another example of NFT’s ability to tokenize and digitally store history.
Related: Adidas Originals Announces Debut NFT Collection
The NFT ecosystem has facilitated mainstream crypto adoption as companies find their use cases within existing business models. Last week, sportswear maker Adidas announced the launch of the “Into the Metaverse” NFT collection.
As Cointelegraph reported, the sale of the Adidas Originals NFT was hosted on the company’s official website at a price of 0.2 ETH on December 17, and is worth about $ 810 at the time of writing.
Just days before Adidas entered the market, Nike also acquired the virtual sneaker and collection brand RTFKT. Show a strong interest in the Metaverse..
RTFKT is currently NIKE, Inc. Part of the family. pic.twitter.com/5egNk9d8wA
— RTFKT Studios (@RTFKTstudios) December 13, 2021