Edward Snowden is auctioning his first NFT
Edward Snowden is the latest public figure to launch his first non-fungible token (NFT) . Titled “Stay Free,” the NFT portrays the face of a thoughtful Edward Snowden as a cutout, with the background composed of the full documented court decision that the National Security Agency violated US law. Snowden’s portrait was taken by British photographer Platon and was used with permission.
Edward Snowden Stay Free NFT (Image: Edward Snowden)
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
NFTs are unique crypto-tokens that can be used to make digital content scarce, such as images and videos. In the past few months, there has been an explosion of interest in them, with artists selling NFT images and GIFs for millions of dollars.
Snowden is selling his NFT through Foundation app, a community-curated NFT marketplate that allows selected artists to sell their work through a secure platform.
The auction started on April 16, 2021 and end at 3pm EST. At the time of writing (11:34 am EST) the highest bid was at 200 ETH ($483,168.000).
As a 1 out of 1 token, the winner of the auction will be the sole owner of Edward Snowden’s first NFT.
Foundation is hosting the auction on behalf of the Foundation for Freedom of the Press, a non-profit organization that advocates freedom of expression, freedom of the press and vices of public interest journalism. Edward Snowden currently serves as president of the Foundation, a role he has held since 2016. 100% of all funds raised will be donated to the Foundation.