Edward Snowden has become the latest known person to enter the craze for non-exchangeable tokens, a unique digital component found across the blockchain network that ensures an accurate record of ownership and authenticity.
And it seems that everyone is rushing these days to take advantage of the digital collectibles craze.
Snowden, a former NSA contractor and whistleblower, sold A piece of art A digital avatar titled Keep it Free is NFT for $ 5.4 million in cryptocurrency Ethereum.
The image consists of pages from the landmark US Court of Appeals ruling that the NSA’s massive surveillance of phone records violated the law.
Snowden highlighted the practice in 2013 by leaking classified NSA secrets to reporters.
The Snowden photo was originally taken by photographer Platon, who granted permission to use it over NFT, according to To describe The piece is in the Online Art Market Foundation.
The NFT was sold for 2,224 Ethereum coins, worth just over $ 5.4 million, and all proceeds from that sale go to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops open-source tools for whistleblowers that works to protect journalists from state-sponsored hackers and government surveillance. Snowden has organized as president since 2017.
And theHe said Snowden on Twitter: I would like to extend a very special thanks to everyone who has followed this over the past 24 hours, and I also want to extend the deepest gratitude of everyone at the Freedom of the Press Foundation to those who bid at our charity event, you are helping us make a better world, survive. Are free.
Snowden faces several criminal charges in the United States under the Espionage Act of 1917 for leaking classified information about the NSA’s global and domestic surveillance programs.
The leak included a large batch of billions of domestic phone calls and text messages in the United States, a practice that was later ruled unconstitutional in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
To avoid prosecution, Snowden fled to Russia in 2013, where he remains to this day, and Russian authorities initially granted him temporary asylum, and he received permanent residency as of last year.