The first SMS in history, shipped by British Vodafone on December 3, 1992, sold at auction, in the form NFT, this “non-exchangeable digital brand”, versus 107,000 euros (132,680 euros together with the supply), at an auction organized by Aguttes in France.
The buyer, whose identity has not been revealed, is Canadian and working in the field of new technologies.
From now on he will be the sole owner of a digital copy of the original communication protocol with which this SMS was transmitted.
The SMS was sent to Richard Jervis, a Vodafone associate. It consists of 15 characters that compose the wish “Merry Christmas”.
Vodafone has announced that the proceeds will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.