Steve Jobs’ First Ever Job Application Is Up For Auction As An NFT
A 1973 handwritten job application from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is up for auction as both an original document and as an NFT version.
The page-long application was written by Jobs after he dropped out of Reed College, three years before he co-founded Apple in 1976 alongside Steve Wozniak. The application says he was interested in electronics tech or design engineer positions, although doesn’t list a particular position or the company. Jobs’ listed his skills as computer and calculator experience.
An NFT (non-fungible tokens) are assets that delegate ownership of virtual items and are typically bought in ethereum cryptocurrency. Only one person can hold the asset at a time, with the ownership being recorded on a digital ledger.
The website hosting the auction says it will be selling both the original document and a digital version in a bid to find out which of the two holds more value and to generate higher profits for the current owner of the document. The physical document last sold for over $222,000 in March of this year.
The auction, which has been organised by London-based entrepreneur Olly Joshi is set to draw to a close at 5 pm ET on July 28.