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Vodafone to Auction the World’s First “Merry Christmas” SMS Message as NFT

Mobile cellphone telecommunications community providers supplier Vodafone is making its entry into the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) ecosystem by auctioning the world’s first Short Message Service (SMS), which reads, “Merry Christmas.” - 2021-12-20T122238.211.jpg

Romanian information company Ziarul Financiar reported that the first SMS was despatched some 29 years in the past, on December 3, 1992. It will likely be up on the market on December 21 at the Aguttes public sale home in France. 

The 15-characters SMS will likely be bought as a standalone piece marked one in every of the most essential milestone improvements in the world and 7 years after this primary message was delivered to Vodafone worker, Richard Jarvis at the firm’s Christmas celebration, SMS expanded to different networks past the Vodafone community. 

The profitable purchaser could make funds utilizing Ethereum (ETH) and achieve entry to an in depth and distinctive reproduction of the unique communication protocol that despatched the world’s first SMS. Per the report, proceeds from the public sale will likely be donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a gesture that’s geared toward supporting the forcibly displaced individuals. 

The development of NFTs in the previous yr has surprised many when it comes to numbers and the world manufacturers that are actually wading into the area. While the most costly NFT sale to date stays Beeple’s ‘Everydays: The First 5000 Days’ collage which bought for $69.3 million in ETH, a variety of costly standalone items have been bought in the previous yr.

A typical development in the area is the launch of NFT collections with Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), arguably the most iconic that was launched into the area this yr. Beyond the hype that NFTs have gathered in current occasions, many advocates of this new know-how imagine the use circumstances are but to be deciphered and categorical optimism for the way forward for the know-how.

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