The man who invented the World Wide Web is embracing one the latest trends in the digital world: non-fungible tokens.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who created the World Wide Web in 1989, is auctioning off the original code for his invention, which made the internet accessible to the world.
The auction, titled "This Changed Everything," will be run by Sotheby's in London from June 23-30. Bidding will start at $1,000. Proceeds from the auction will go to "initiatives" supported by Berners-Lee and his wife, the auction house said.
"NFTs, be they artworks or a digital artefact like this, are the latest playful creations in this realm, and the most appropriate means of ownership that exists. They are the ideal way to package the origins behind the web," Berners-Lee said in a statement.