ה-NFT של הרצוג
An NFT of former president Chaim Herzog's oath of office
Photo: Knesset Spokesperson
President Issac Herzog

President Herzog given NFT of father's oath of office

Knesset digs out oath of office signed by Chaim Herzog — former president and father of newly instated head of state — from parliamentary archives and creates an encrypted digital image; Issac Herzog 'visibly moved' by gesture

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Published: 07.08.21, 19:07
Knesset hopped on the latest trend in digital artwork and presented Israel's new president with a digital copy of his father's signed oath of office from 38 years earlier.
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  • Isaac Herzog was presented with the NFT by Knesset Speaker Mickey Levi ahead of his inauguration as the country's 11th president on Wednesday.
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    טקס מסירת נס הנשיא בין ראובן ריבלין ליצחק הרצוג בבית הנשיא
    טקס מסירת נס הנשיא בין ראובן ריבלין ליצחק הרצוג בבית הנשיא
    President Issac Herzog
    (Photo: Reuters)
    Non-fungible tokens — or NFTs — use a version of the encryption technology employed to secure cryptocurrencies to create one-of-a-kind digital objects.
    The technology provides digital creations a kind of certificate of authenticity, allowing ownership of something that could otherwise be replicated endlessly.
    This new kind of encrypted digital artwork has become popular and a rare few have been sold for millions of dollars.
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    חיים הרצוג מושבע לנשיאות, ב-1983
    חיים הרצוג מושבע לנשיאות, ב-1983
    Chaim Herzog, right, sworn in as Israel's sixth president in 1983
    (Photo: GPO)
    Knesset’s Technology and Computing Division dug out the oath of office signed by former president Chaim Herzog — father of the newly instated president — from the parliamentary archives and created an encrypted digital image.
    That NFT was loaned to the President’s residence and presented to President Herzog ahead of his inauguration.
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    ה-NFT של הרצוג
    ה-NFT של הרצוג
    An NFT of former president Chaim Herzog's oath of office
    (Photo: Knesset Spokesperson)
    The parliament said in a statement that Herzog “was visibly moved by the gesture.”
    “Based on the global success of NFT, it is possible that the file lent to the President’s house on a secure and encrypted mobile device is already worth millions of dollars,” Knesset said in a statement.
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