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A 1973 handwritten job application from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is up for auction as a non-fungible token (NFT).
The auction, organized by London-based entrepreneur, Olly Joshi is all set to close at 5 PM, ET on July 28.
This one-page-long application was penned down by Jobs after he dropped out of Reed College and three years before he founded Apple.
Although, it doesn’t list a position or the company but clearly mentions that Jobs was interested in electronics technology or design engineer positions. His skills included computer and calculator experience.
Jobs co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976.
NFTs which is currently taking the digital art and collectibles world by storm, represent ownership of any unique asset, like a deed for an item in the digital or physical realm.
Secured by the Ethereum Blockchain, (an open-source, blockchain based, decentralized software platform used for its own cryptocurrency, ether), NFT’s can only have one official owner at a time, not enabling anyone else to modify the record of ownership or copy/paste a new NFT into existence.
The auction website says it’s selling the real copy and a digital version in an effort to find which has more value.
Steve Jobs’ hand-written job application previously fetched 162,000 pounds (about ₹1.6 crores) in an auction in March 2021.
The same job application was previously auctioned for over $175,000 (about 1.2 crores) in 2018.
As of right now, the physical version has a top bid of $32,000 while the NFT version has a top bid worth $1,037.