Twitter has caused a splash by unexpectedly releasing 140 NFTs.
The social network has a long affinity with the number 140, not least because it was the character limit that was originally in force on the micro-blogging site.
While some of the NFTs paid tribute to Jack Dorsey’s first-ever tweet on the platform, others showed how Twitter’s logo has evolved through the years.
Larry, the world-renowned bird who serves as Twitter mascot, was given a furry makeover — along with the caption: “Like but don’t touch.”
There’s even an NFT mocking Reply Guys — Twitter users who exhaust women by mansplaining the things that they’re posting about.
Another Milestone for NFTs
It’s another big moment as NFTs push forward in their quest for mass adoption — and Dorsey is known for being a crypto enthusiast.
The Twitter CEO has been vocal about his passion for Bitcoin. Even though NFTs tend to be based on the Ethereum blockchain, it seems that this giveaway isn’t a sign that he is going to be giving the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency a try anytime soon.
After one user suggested that it is “only a matter of time” before Dorsey invests in ETH, the tech entrepreneur simply replied:
In other NFT news, a token representing the original source code for the World Wide Web has sold for a staggering $5.4 million at auction.
The rare asset was created by the World Wide Web’s inventor, Tim Berners-Lee. It includes an animation boasting 9,555 lines of code that was written in the 1990s, along with a digitized letter where he reflects on his achievement.