A crypto entrepreneur is stuck with his $3 million NFT purchase of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet.
He listed the NFT for sale at a price of $48 million, but the highest bid he’s received so far is about $6,800.
“Someone like Elon Musk” deserves to own the NFT, he told the BBC.
Crypto entrepreneur Sina Estavi is struggling to sell an NFT of Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet after having shelled out millions to buy the token in the first place.
That’s just 0.2% of the $2.9 million that Estavi paid when he bought the NFT in March.
“I think years later people will realize the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting,” he said then.
A year later, his prediction isn’t exactly playing out. After listing the token on NFT marketplace OpenSea, Estavi has found the highest bids are nothing even close to the amount he paid, much less to the amount he wanted for it.
“I think the value of this NFT is far greater than you can imagine and whoever wants to buy it must be worth,” he told the BBC.
“I think someone like Elon Musk could deserve this NFT.”
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are unique certificates that prove ownership of digital assets like trading cards, music, images, or even tweets like Dorsey’s. Total NFT sales volume has ballooned to $25 billion over the past year as artists, investors, and entrepreneurs seek to capitalize on the seemingly-prosperous Web3 space.
Some experts say the rush to capitalize off the NFT boom has come at the expense of user security, with hacks rampant across marketplaces.
Although Estavi owns the digital right to Dorsey’s tweet, it is still publicly accessible to anyone who can use the internet.
Estavi, the founder of two Malaysia-based crypto companies, claimed in a tweet last week that he planned to donate 50% of the proceeds to poverty relief efforts in Africa.
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