Did you know that $ 5.43 million NFT contained files related to the source code of the global network? The one created by Sir WWW Tim Berners-Lee himself? It turns out that there is a script error in the source code video rendering.
This was highlighted by Mikko Hypponen, an F Secure researcher, on Twitter, who noted that "the angle brackets are wrong!" If you look at the beginning of the video display of the code in the file Sotheby's auction page can be seen where there should be & # 39;<' and '>The characters have been completely replaced by something else.
Wait … the www source that Sotheby is auctioning off? Brackets are incorrect. Yes, they have been encoded in HTML from "" to "< >". Lol. Https://t.co/vb7clOETfU pic.twitter.com/kb1ugoPyokJune 30, 2021
They were actually encoded in HTML when the video was assembled and changed to "& lt;" and "& gt". According to BBC News this was a tactic that was sometimes used to safeguard beautiful code, known as "escape". But it is suggested that in this case it is just a simple mistake and that whoever made the video simply took the original text file of the code and passed it through an HTML converter.
So whoever paid $ 5,434,500 for the NFT containing the original code file, a digital poster and a README letter from Sir Tim himself, also got this video display with the error in his interior.
There’s a chance that it will actually end up making this NFT more valuable than even the large amount of money it was originally purchased for. Think of these ultra-rare stamps that are even more valuable than virgins, as some typos have made the queen seem to blink. Or whatever, I don’t know, I’m not a philatelist.
We’ve been pretty unfamiliar with all the ecological impact of blockchain technology backing up the whole NFT nightmare, as well as the fact that NFTs don’t seem to be particularly good at protecting authors and artists who were created. But all we hear about the NFTs is good to see that instead of personally taking advantage of the sale, Sir Tim is giving all the proceeds from the sale to charities chosen by him and his wife.
What a nice man.