The world’s first SMS sold as NFT for 150,000
PARIS: Digital artifacts continue to be sold worldwide as NFT and now the world’s first SMS has sold for لاکھ 1.5 million, valued at Rs. 28 million in Pakistani rupees.
Neil Pepworth, a British engineer, sent this message from his computer on December 3, 1992 to Richard Harros, then head of Vodafone Company. Merry Christmas was written in this message. It has now been auctioned off by Agot, a famous Paris auction house.
This Christmas message was received by Richard on his Orbital 901 cell phone. However, the original SMS will be stored in the phone itself, but its copy, communication protocol and a digital frame will also be provided in which 3D animation can be seen animated.
An anonymous buyer paid for it in Ethereum cryptocurrency because NFTs are bought and sold in cryptocurrency.
The story of SMS is very interesting because he was working on a revolutionary program of digital messaging which was to send messages from phone to other phone or from computer to cell phone. This message was sent to Vodafone by Nannel Pepworth, which later proved to be a revolution.
Neil says that in 1992 he himself had no idea where the SMS would go, “I had no idea about emoji and 3D animation,” he said.
Early cell phones not only had keyboards but also send and end buttons and that is why it was impossible to send SMS to them. That’s why Neil sent this message from his computer. Nokia then introduced the first Nokia 210 phone with a keypad.