Edward Snowden is selling an NFT to a good cause

They have talked a lot in the past few weeks. Non Fungible Tokens (NFT) are actually everywhere on the Internet. If you missed it, you know that this is a cryptographic token that makes digital objects unique and not replaceable or duplicable. We see that this concept has declined in many areas, like soccer or the NBA, but it is likely in the artistic area that its adoption is most widespread.

This phenomenon did not leave Edward Snowden indifferent, who decided to use it for a very good cause. The whistleblower has indeed agreed to put an NFT called “Stay Free” up for sale this Thursday. It can be viewed thoughtfully against the backdrop of a court ruling alleging that the NSA’s mass surveillance is against US law. This portrait was taken by British photographer Plato.

Support for whistleblowers and journalists

I donated a unique #NFT to charity to help defend journalists and whistleblowers. If you’re interested in portraits stemming from historical legal opinions, or if you just want to support the cause, they’ll be auctioned off at 3 p.m. ET today. Here is the link: https://t.co/qhFjtgMP5W https://t.co/LHRi6DWZNO

– Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 15, 2021

The digital artwork is offered for sale on the Foundation platform. All profits will be donated to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. In a tweet, Edward Snowden explained his approach:

I donated a unique NFT to a charity to help defend journalists and whistleblowers. If you’re interested in portraits made from historical legal opinions, or just want to support the cause, it’s up for auction today.

The auction is currently running and will end in the evening. At the time of writing, prices have literally soared to over 400 ETH, or $ 475,000.

In a statement posted on the Press Freedom Foundation website, Edward Snowden introduces himself as a crypto attorney and states, “New crypto applications can play an important role in promoting our rights. This auction will stimulate the development of important usage and privacy measures related to encryption to ensure freedom of the press and serve the public. “”

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