Maximise your Metaverse potential, giving you daily rewards and a passive income of 0.5% daily I'm going in!

Vodafone bids off the world's first SMS 'Merry Christmas' as a charity NFT

3 min reading

The historic 15-character-long SMS will be auctioned off to support evicted refugees all across the world.

Vodafone, the British telecom company, is allegedly planning to auction the world's first Short Message Service (SMS) in the form of a nonfungible token (NFT) on December 21. Richard Jarvis, a Vodafone employee at the time, got the "Merry Christmas" SMS 29 years ago on December 3, 1992, throughout the Vodafone network.

According to Romanian news site Ziarul Financiar, the historic 15-character-long SMS will be auctioned off as an NFT in a one-time sale by the Aguttes Auction House in France.

Vodafone plans to donate the revenue from the auction of the world's first SMS in the form of NFT to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UN Refugee Agency) to aid forcefully displaced refugees.

As NFT, the world's first SMS was auctioned off for charity. Vodafone's SMS NFT auction will take place this Tuesday, December 21, through an online auction in which bidders can make bids using Ethereum (ETH). The highest bidder will be the exclusive owner of the communication protocol that was used to send the world's first SMS.

Other networks took nine years to catch up to Vodafone in terms of SMS transmit and receive, adding to the SMS's fame. This initiative to mint the world's first SMS is a whole other example of NFT's power to tokenize and digitally preserve history.

The NFT ecosystem has expedited crypto's mainstream adoption as corporations discover its use cases inside their existing business strategies. Adidas just unveiled the release of an "Into the Metaverse" NFT collection.

The Adidas Originals NFT sale, as reported, will take place on the company's official website on December 17 for 0.2 ETH, which is currently worth $810.

Nike obtained the virtual sneakers and collectables brand RTFKT a few days before Adidas' debut, indicating a major interest in the metaverse.




Currency Exchange rate Buy cryptocurrency

Buy crypto now
with Swapcoin.today

Dear customer,

We use cookies to provide our services correctly and safely. Cookies are small text-based data sets that shall be saved on the device you are using in connection with the use of this instnat website. Cookies are created in order to ensure proper functioning of thes instant website. By clicking the button "I accept and go to the website", you implicitly agree to creation of the cookies on your computer and to deploy automatic tracking and data collection and processing on behalf of the Lushup Holdings FZ LEE. Click the above-captioned button is also tantamount to accepting website's privacy policy. Closing the notification by means of "X" is unequivocally connected with your consent. If you do not agree to any of the above, please discontinue using our Website.

“Cookies” shall make an identification of the software used by you and to customization of this instant website to your needs. Cookies contain the name of the domain from which they origin, duration of period of their storage on your computer and an assigned value.

Third party cookies:
We also use third-party cookies for the following purposes:

  • creating statistics - helping to understand the way Users use the Website, which allows to improve its structure and content with use of the analytical tools
  • defining a user profile - in order to display custom-tailored content in advertising networks.

External entities that might be source of any third-party cookies on this instant Website are as follows:

Using a settings of your web browser or by using pre-set configuration tools available in our service you can independently and at any time change the settings concerning your use of the “cookies”, specifying the conditionsof their storage and how your device is creating and downloading them. These settings can be changed to block the automatic handling of cookies in the settings of your web browser or inform about their placement on your device each time.

Detailed information about the options related to use of “cookies” is available in the settings of your software (web browser).

Service privacy policy

This instant document lays out the principles of the Privacy Policy on the ommyo.news/news/pl website (hereinafter referred to as the "Website" or "Service"). The administrator of the Website is Lushup Holdings FZ LEE, Fujairah - Creative Tower, P.O.Box 4422 Fujairah, United Arabs Emirates.

The full document to read the ommyo privacy policy is available in this document.

Advanced settings can be changed in your browser.