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Vodafone auctions world’s first SMS ‘Merry Christmas’ as NFT for charity


Vodafone, the British telecommunications company, is apparently planning to sell the world’s first Short Message Service (SMS) as a nonfungible token (NFT) on December 21. The “Merry Christmas” SMS was received by Richard Jarvis. A Vodafone employee at the time, 29 years ago on December 3, 1992, through the Vodafone network.

In fact, according to Romanian news outlet Ziarul Financiar, the historic 15-character SMS will be auctioned off as an NFT in a one-time sale held by the Aguttes Auction House in France.

Additionally, Vodafone plans to donate the proceeds from the auction of the world’s first SMS in the form of NFT to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist forcibly displaced individuals.

NFT auctioned off the world’s first SMS for charity

Above is a translation of the commercial banner “Have a wonderful holiday season! NFT auctioned off the world’s first SMS for charity “. Vodafone’s SMS NFT sale will take place on Tuesday, December 21. Through an online auction in which participants can put bids using Ethereum (ETH). Moreover, the ownership of the communication technology that utilised to send the world’s first SMS will exclusively go to the highest bidder.

Other networks needed nine years to catch up to Vodafone. In terms of SMS transmission and reception, adding to the SMS’s glory. NFT’s power to tokenize and digitally preserve history demonstrated once again by the minting of the world’s first SMS.

Besides, the NFT ecosystem has accelerated crypto’s widespread adoption by allowing businesses to incorporate it into their existing business strategies. Thus, Adidas just announced the release of an “Into the Metaverse” NFT line.

According to reports, the Adidas Originals NFT sale will take place on December 17 on the company’s official website for 0.2 ETH. Which is currently worth $810 at the time of publishing.

In addition, Nike, too, purchased RTFKT, a virtual footwear and collectibles firm. Just days before Adidas’ arrival, showing a major interest in the metaverse.

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