Edward Snowden NFT Sold for $5.4 Million: 'Stay Free' is the ONLY NFT Produced by Snowden ( Screenshot From Commons.Wikipedia.org )
The latest buzz in all the NFT craze is the former intelligence contractor and more popular whistleblower Edward Snowden, who recently auctioned off an original NFT art piece for around $5.4 million worth of cryptocurrency in Ether. The NFT is titled "Stay Free" and is a digital self-portrait made out of pages coming from a US Court of Appeals decision that previously ruled the NSA's widespread surveillance of private phone records a violation of the law.
Edward Snowden NFT
This was something that made Edward Snowden popular since he was the one who leaked the classified NSA secrets to journalists back in 2013. Snowden's popular portrait was officially snapped by the photographer known as Platon who gave permission for his work to be used in this particular NFT. This was according to the piece's description on Foundation, an online art marketplace.
Stay Free's official listing states that this is the only known NFT to be officially produced by Snowden. The NFT reportedly sold for a whopping 2,224 Ether which is estimated to be worth a little over $5.4 million during the time the news was published by Gizmodo.
Freedom of the Press Foundation
All the proceeds from this particular sale will reportedly go to the official Freedom of the Press Foundation which is a non-profit that works by developing open-source tools for particular whistleblowers as w ..