The whistleblower is stepping into the world of NFTs. Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and subcontractor Edward Snowden has revealed plans to auction his first nonfungible token asset.
100% of the proceeds from the NFT sale will be donated to the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
The American whistleblower is well known for his leak of highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) back in 2013. A privacy advocate, Snowden has expressed positive views about digital currencies like Bitcoin in the past.
And he has now released an NFT called “Stay Free”, which is the only known NFT produced by Snowden.
It will be auctioned off at Foundation, an NFT marketplace that is famous for its recent auction of the popular “Nyan Cat” meme, which sold for 300 ETH worth over $720,000 today.
Edward Snowden is now on Foundation. 🌐
A vocal advocate for pioneering uses of technology to empower journalists, readers, and the public, @Snowden will release his first NFT tomorrow.
All proceeds will go to @FreedomofPress.
— Foundation 🌐 (@withFND) April 15, 2021
The auction house claims that the Edward Snowden NFT was produced using opensource software, and the auction is on behalf of Freedom of the Press Foundation. The art collectible was recently created, having been minted on April 14, 2021.
This is how it is described:
“This unique, signed work combines the entirety of a landmark court decision ruling the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance violated the law, with the iconic portrait of the whistleblower by Platon (used with permission).”
The Snowden created NFT will be auctioned on April 16, 2021, and can be seen on Opensea, IPFS, and the block explorer Etherscan.
Let’s see how much it goes for.
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