Steve Jobs’ application sold as NFT

The job application form filled by Apple founder Steve jobs was sold as an NFT version and as an original version at a combined price of $366,000.

The document, a job application filled out by Jobs in 1973, went for the equivalent of $343,000 in Ethereum on Wednesday. While the NFT version was sold for about $23,000, according to a website maintained by auction organizer Olly Joshi. Snoofa was used to list the physical application and Rarible hosted the NFT.

Earlier this month, when Joshi listed the item, he positioned the NFT version as an experiment of sorts. His thoughts bordered on the scalability of the item he had put on display. 

“Will this open a whole new market for decentralized collectibles? Will this cement the status quo? Or could we see a stalemate with a fresh understanding that both can coexist and even complement one another as we traverse the next 50 years of innovation?” Joshi asked on the website.

The single-page application for an unspecified position from the former Apple CEO went up for auction for the fourth time last week. It previously raised $18,750 in 2017, $174,757 in 2018, and $222,400 last March. On this occasion, both versions of the application were put up for sale. 

There’s scarce knowledge about the application, what company it was referred to, and all. Jobs filled the application around the age of 18 attending either Reed College or auditing classes at the institution. The computer guru dropped out of Reed after six months but continued to sit in on a variety of liberal arts classes for the next 18 months. 

Early Apple hardware and Jobs memorabilia often fetch high prices at auction. Examples of the company’s first computer, the Apple-1, are extremely valuable, with one working unit going for nearly $1 million in 2014.

Items signed to Jobs are highly valued, as the Apple co-founder was notoriously unwilling when it comes to handing out autographs.

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