An NFT of Wikipedia’s first edit sold for more than the iMac used to create the site

A nonfungible token (NFT) of Wikipedia’s first edit sold for $750,000 at a Christie’s auction on Dec. 15. In a separate lot, the 20-year-old strawberry pink iMac used to create the online encyclopedia went for $187,500.

What does it mean that a blockchain-backed digital asset attracted four times as much money as a physical object associated with the same bit of history?

“All I can say is that the NFT space is very dynamic and there’s still great interest in it,” says Peter Klarnet, a specialist for printed manuscripts and Americana at the 255-year-old British auction house.

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