Whistleblower and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and subcontractor Edward Snowden has revealed that he is entering the world of non-replaceable token (NFT) assets. In addition, 100% of the NFT sales proceeds will be donated to the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
American whistleblower Edward Snowden Mints an NFT
Edward Snowden is a well-known whistleblower who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. Snowden is a privacy advocate and has explained that he has been positive about digital currencies such as bitcoin (BTC) in the past. The whistleblower was also critical of BTC’s development regarding the blockchain’s ability to scale to the masses.
Now Snowden has released an NFT called “Stay Free” and it claims to be the “only known NFT produced by Snowden.”
“This unique, signed work combines the entirety of a historic court decision that ruled that the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance was illegal, with Platon’s iconic portrait of the whistleblower (used with permission),” notes the Foundation op, an NFT marketplace in the NFT’s description.
Snowden: ‘I used to work for the government, now I work for the public’
The foundation is known for its recent auction of the “Nyan Cat” meme, which sold today for ETH 300 worth more than $ 738,000. The Foundation says the Edward Snowden NFT was produced using open source software and that the “auction is on behalf of Freedom of the Press Foundation.” The art NFT collectible was minted on April 14, 2021 at 10:13 PM according to the NFT description, which means that the NFT was created recently.
Edward Snowden is now on Foundation.
An outspoken advocate for pioneering use of technology to empower journalists, readers and the public, @Snowden will release its first NFT tomorrow.
All proceeds go to @Francisco
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– Foundation 🌐 (@withFND) April 15, 2021
The NFT made by Snowden will be auctioned on April 16, 2021 and the NFT can be seen on Opensea, IPFS and the block explorer Etherscan. There is even a quote from Snowden that says, “I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. President, Freedom of the Press Foundation. “
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