For the first time in history, a populated sovereign country to be auctioned online
Wirtland, the first internet-based sovereign country (founded in 2008; population is over 8000), decided to seek funds for modernization online. For the first time in history, a populated country will be listed on online trading platform.
Innovative in many ways, Wirtland has announced a unique plan of acquisition of land, which, if successful, could be first case of peaceful formation of new country 'from scratch', making it eligible for international diplomatic recognition according to Article 1 of Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States. Wirtland granted citizenship to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden; became the first micronation to mint its own gold and silver (real) coins; was the first to launch versatile medical consultation services over the internet.
Wirtland is based on the concept of a country that transcends national borders without breaching or lessening the sovereignty of any involved. Wirtland differs from online "virtual worlds": there is no computer-simulated environment, citizens do not use avatars, and may influence real politics, set up organizations, earn money. Wirtland issues real plastic ID cards, marriage certificates, and other documents; it registers businesses and other organizations.
The founders of Wirtland, who have maintained the project during 11 years, realize that the project is becoming larger than they can handle, and requires more advanced technologies to develop further. To modernize the project, Wirtland plans to invite investor or buyer. For the first time in history, a populated sovereign country will be listed on one of the largest online trading platforms.
All the further details including direct link to the auction page will be made available to representatives of mass medias. Email address for all information requests is PR@Wirtland.com.
The personal data of citizens of Wirtland are strictly protected. They are not included in the offer and will not be disclosed under any circumstances.
Wirtland is the first internet-based country, an experiment into legitimacy of a sovereign country without its own soil. Wirtland was founded on August 14, 2008. Population of Wirtland is currently over 8000 people from all five continents. It is represented through websites www.wirtland.net and http://www.wirtland.com.
Government of Wirtland