The British Engineer Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web (WWW), the set of logical protocols that allow information to be distributed on the Internet has put the source code of this invention up for sale in the form of an NFT file at auction.
NFT, short for non-fungible token, is a technology based on 'blockchain'which guarantees the authenticity of a file in digital format as a work of art, as well as who is its owner.
Berners-Lee, considered one of the fathers of the modern Internet, has now put up for sale as NFC the original WWW archive, which he developed between October 3, 1990 and August 24, 1991, as reported by the house auctioneer Sotheby's, which will manage the sale, in a statement. Lee had submitted the WWW proposal in 1989 while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
In the total of 9,555 lines of code put on sale, the implementations of the three languages developed by Berners-Lee are included: HTML (HyperText Markup Language, the markup language for creating web pages), HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and URI (Uniform resource identifier).
Along with these files, accompanied by temporary certification, Berners-Lee has also put up for sale the set of documents that explained to users how to use the application, considered the first browser in history.
Likewise, the auction also includes a black and white video without sound which shows an animation of the code as it is being typed (30 minutes and 25 seconds long), as well as a letter written by Berners-Lee in 2021 reflecting on the creation of the WWW.