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The simplest message sent sells for a dizzying amount

The first message ever sent was “Merry Christmas” and sold for 107,000 Euros at an auction house in Paris.

This text was sold as “NFT” which means unique part, which can not be replaced by anything else. So if you exchange one bitcoin with another, that is getting the same thing, but exchanging NFTs yields completely different products.

These digital objects have been marketed since 2017 and contain images, videos, music and text located in a data chain on interconnected computers. Each of them has a unique digital signature.

The sale of intangible materials is not legal in France, so the auction house has packaged the message in a digital frame showing the communication code and protocol. The buyer will receive a copy of the original protocol that transmitted the message.