Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the web, is auctioning the original source code of the internet in the form of a 'non-fungible token', NFT.
The auction will be held at Sotheby's if it will be the first opportunity for Berners-Lee to capitalize economically from his invention, one of the greatest of the modern era.
"This is an opportunity to look back 30 years from the initial code which was very, very simple" and reflects on the status of the web now, Berners-Lee says in an interview with the Financial Times.
The source code behind the web and its first browser, conceived by Berners-Lee between 1989 and 1991, have never been patented.
They were made public for free in the public domain of CERN.