Vodafone auctions world’s first SMS 'Merry Christmas' as NFT for a noble cause


English telco goliath Vodafone has purportedly planned to sell the world's first Short Message Service (SMS) as a nonfungible token (NFT) on Dec. 21. The SMS, that peruses "Merry Christmas", was sent 29 years ago by a Vodafone network on Dec 3, 1992, and was gotten by Richard Jarvis, a representative at that point.

The notable 15 people long SMS will be unloaded as a NFT in an oddball deal directed by the Aguttes Auction House in France, as per Romanian media source Ziarul Financiar.

By unloading the world's first SMS as NFT, Vodafone means to divert the profit to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UN Refugee Agency) for aiding the persuasively uprooted individuals.


The ad flag above means "Merry Christmas. The world's first SMS auctioned for charity as NFT". Vodafone's SMS NFT deal will happen this Tuesday on Dec. 21 through a web-based sale wherein the participants can put offers utilizing Ethereum (ETH). The most elevated bidder will claim restrictive responsibility for the correspondence convention that was utilized to send the world's first SMS.


Adding to the SMS' wonder, it required nine years for different organizations to have Vodafone's capacity to send and get SMS. This move of printing the world's first SMS is one more illustration of NFT's capacity to tokenize and carefully safeguard history.


The NFT ecosystem has catalyzed crypto's standard adoption as organizations observe its utilization cases inside their current plans of action. Simply last week, athletic apparel producer Adidas reported the dispatch of an "Into the Metaverse" NFT assortment.


the Adidas Originals NFT deal will be facilitated on the organization's true site on Dec. 17 at a cost of 0.2 ETH, around worth $810 at the hour of composing.

Only days before Adidas' entrance, Nike too procured virtual shoes and collectibles brand RTFKT, flagging a solid interest in the metaverse.

Jamie Lamten

Jamie Lamten is a writer and investor in crypto, provides his opinions and the latest news about non-fungible tokens.

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