PixelPirate: Own a Piece of the Original NFT, the MillionDollarHomepage

3 min readMar 20, 2021


It’s not too late to steal a piece of Internet history!

The MillionDollarHomepage

The MillionDollarHomepage… the stuff of Internet legend.

According to Wikipedia, “The Million Dollar Homepage is a website conceived in 2005 by Alex Tew, a student from Wiltshire, England, to raise money for his university education. The home page consisted of a million pixels arranged in a 1000 × 1000 pixel grid; the image-based links on it were sold for $1 per pixel in 10 × 10 blocks. The purchasers of these pixel blocks provided tiny images to be displayed on them, a URL to which the images were linked, and a slogan to be displayed when hovering a cursor over the link. The aim of the website was to sell all of the pixels in the image, thus generating a million dollars of income for the creator.”

Amazingly, Alex Tew wasn’t a one hit wonder — he went on to found Calm, a meditation app. Pretty remarkable.

Even more remarkable: the MillionDollarHomepage is still online, still receives thousands of page views a day.

What is PixelPirate?

Every day, domains connected to the MillionDollarHomepage expire. Capture the domain, capture the pixels! The PixelPirate value proposition is simple: this is your opportunity to own a piece of Internet History.

Is The MillionDollarHomepage a NFT?

Several econonists have theorized that due to the immutable nature of the MillionDollarHomepage, MillionDollarHomepage Pixels satisfy Schroeder’s necessary and sufficient conditions to serve as a basis for a globally distributed network and storage of value.

Because of its incredible and enduring popularity, MillionDollarHomepage Pixels exist not just on MillionDollarHomepage.com, but as a Platonic form, reproduceable and recognizable in any media, be it a homepage, t-shirts, songs or sand castles. Once conjured into the Global Consciousness, MillionDollarHomepage cannot be erased or destroyed. Nor can new Pixels ever be created.

Because of this immutability, ubiquity and scarcity, many investors regard MillionDollarHomepage Pixels as an asset class similar to fine art, minus the trouble of moving your painting in and out of Free Trade zone storage. In many ways, Pixel collectors view their holdings as akin to owning a percentage of a Warhol or a Degas.

What can you tell me about SEARCH ENGINE DOMINATION?

Perhaps the most linked-to single page of all time, the MillionDollarHomepage has a nearly perfect page rank across all major search engines, including Google, Bing, Yandex, and DuckDuckGo. Internal documents leaked on the Dark Web by “grey hat” hackers revealed Google’s internal “Page Rank” score for MillionDollarHomepage, 664 of a possible 666 points.

One doesn’t have to be a Search Engine Optimization wizard to know: pages linked from definitive, authoritative sources like the MillionDollarHomepage are given special weight of their own by association. Justly so: websites spent a million dollars in 2005 money ($23 million in 2019) just to participate in the project.

Three whitepapers published by preeminent journals document the incredible value proposition of MillionDollarHomepage Pixels. Like the current of the mighty Mississippi, the SEO backlinking power of the MillionDollarHomepage remains undiminshed with time. Research suggests that millions of visitors a year explore the MillionDollarHomepage, including a significant percentage from emerging markets.

The Current State of the MillionDollarHomepage

Thanks PixelPirate’s MillionDollarHomepage-As-A-Service API, we have current, up to the minute data on the links contained within the MillionDollarHomepage.

As of 2021–03–19, the MillionDollarHomepage contains:

Total Pixel Blocks: 3,047

See: MillionDollarHomepage current status

If MillionDollarHomepage pixels so cool, why don’t you own one?

At PixelPirate.club, we’re not just the site creators, we’re also members of the club.

We own medreadytote.com aka block 2024. It’s awesome. Originally $400, we picked it up for 11.99 and forward it to PixelPirate.club.

Here’s the full information on it: https://pixelpirate.club/pixelblock/2024




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