The customers are also offered the iMac Strawberry, on which the encyclopedia was first launched on January 15, 2001

​Christie's auction house has organized the auction of the first Wikipedia edit in an NFT format

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What’s new? The first edit of the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is being auctioned from 3 to 15 December. It is being auctioned in a non-fungible token (NFT) format. Also up for auction is the iMac Strawberry, on which the encyclopedia was first launched on January 15, 2001. The auction is organized by Christie's auction house, reports The Verge.

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What is known about the lot? The NFT, which is written to the Ethereum blockchain, is being auctioned by the Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Source: Jimmy Wales / Christie’s

According to Wales, what NFT owners will see on the display is Wikipedia at the moment its software is being set up. After the token is sold, the encyclopedia's home page will be posted on the Internet. Anyone will be able to see and edit it. However, all the changes will disappear in five minutes and the page will return to its original state.

What will the proceeds be used for? The funds received from the sale of NFT will go to charity and the WT.Social support. This is Wales' social network, which he founded in 2019. Like Wikipedia, it exists on user donations.

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