A crypto entrepreneur is planning to gauge whether interest in a collectible from deceased Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is directed more towards the digital space or the physical world.
In an announcement today, Winthorpe Ventures’ Olly Joshi said software company Snoofa would be auctioning off a 1973 job application from Jobs before he joined video game company Atari as a technician. At the same time, digital marketplace Rarible will be auctioning a tokenized version of the paperwork to test which version — a nonfungible token, NFT, or the real thing — will attract more bidders, higher bids, and at what rate.
Joshi said he aimed for the auction to provide a window into the perceived value of collectibles, whether they be physical or digital. Bidders will have the option of purchasing the physical application in Ether (ETH) or fiat, while only crypto payments will be accepted for the NFT.
“Testing this with a piece of history from arguably the