The first tweet sent by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey has sold for more than £2 million.

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Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital credential linked to his first tweet for more than £2 million.

 

Sina Estavi, a Malaysian merchant, received the digital certificate in an auction.

 

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey tweeted: “just setting up my twttr”

 

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

 

Buyer, Mr Estavi said: “This is not just a tweet!”

 

He added that “years later people will realise the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting”.

 

Jack Dorsey said the funds raised from the sale of his first ever tweet are being donated to a charity supporting the coronavirus response in Africa, minus a 5% processing fee going to the auctioning platform.

 

Mr Estavi said he was glad the money was being donated to charity.

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