Lately many things non-fungible token in other words, we are witnessing that it was produced and offered for sale as an NFT. Finally, the British telecommunications company Vodafone announced that it was stepping into the NFT ecosystem.
The First SMS Is NFT
British telecommunications company Vodafone, On December 3, 1992, Vodafone announced that it had released the “Merry Christmas” SMS as NFT, which was sent as the world’s first text message through its network.
First “Merry Christmas” the mobile phone message had been received by Vodafone employee Richard Jarvis 29 years ago. In honor of this anniversary Vodafone, Ethereum he announced that he would create a message in the form of an NFT on the blockchain.
According to the statements made, the proceeds from the sale of this NFT will be donated to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Thanks to this, Vodafone seems to be aiming to help people who need help with the support of technology.
NFT Sales Details
According to the statements made, the NFT sale will be held on December 21 and by the French auction house Aguttes. Vodafone’s first SMS NFT‘s will be available with ETH. The winner will receive the ownership of a unique copy of the original communication protocol text through which the message was transmitted.
Meanwhile, Christian Schaake, Head of Private Sector Partnerships at UNHCR, believes that NFT technology can make the world a better place and that the Vodafone NFT sale will help create a better future for some refugees and their loved ones.
In addition, Vodafone UK CEO Ahmed Essam expressed that the company plans to combine technological innovations from the past with today’s latest technology to help people in need.
Maximilian Aguttes, the founder of the auction house, also commented on the upcoming event and said “The first printed book, the first phone call, the first e-mail… All these inventions changed our lives and the world of communication. this short message received in 1992 can be called historical evidence of humanitarian and technological progress. We are glad that we were able to participate in the sale of this NFT.” he used his words.