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Tim Berners-Lee is Minting the Original Source Code for WWW as an NFT

By Aswin Kumar

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web and the first to implement successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet, is stepping his foot into the NFT or Non-Fungible Token world.

The WWW creator, is auctioning his original time-stamped code which changed the course of the Internet, is a file with approximately 9,555 lines of source code written by Sir Tim, animated visualization of the code, and a letter by Lee, and digital posters of the full code.

For me, the best bit about the web has been the spirit of collaboration. While I do not make predictions about the future, I sincerely hope its use, knowledge, and potential will remain open and available to us all to continue to innovate, create and initiate the next technological transformation, that we cannot yet imagine

Lee said

NFTs, be they artworks or a digital artifact like this, are the latest playful creations in this realm, and the most appropriate means of ownership that exists. They are the ideal way to package the origins behind the web

Sir Tim further added

Sir Tim will be the recent most notable person to be entering into the NFT Boom after the celebrities like SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. NFT also helped digital artists like Beeple and Grimes to make millions by selling their respective artworks as NFT.


As you might expect, we’ve been watching the NFT space for some time, and wanted to enter the market strategically and thoughtfully,” said Sebastian Fahey, Managing Director, EMEA, Sotheby’s. “So, we chose to orchestrate our first sale just when we felt the market was ready for the next step. When the market really took off late last year and early this year, there was a growing sense of momentum that was unavoidable

Tim Berners-Lee said in a statement

Sir Tim’s NFT venture is being handled by a British-founded auction house Sotheby’s. The auction is scheduled for June 23-30 and the bid will start at $1000. This would be a historic sale in NFT after Beeple’s 69 Million dollar auction in the NFT world because the “father of the web” himself is talking over it.

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