NFT? For those of you not familiar with the digital market place let’s give you a brief glimpse. A non-fungible-token (NFT) is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable. NFT’s can be used to represent items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files. (Wikipedia)
In 2013 Edward Snowden, quite possibly the most notorious whistleblower in history turned the National Security Agency on its head. Snowden turned over top-secret evidence to Greenwald and Laura Poitras a documentary filmmaker. The Guardian and The Washington Post took this information and published articles. In 2020, both publications won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Fast forward to April 2021. Edward Snowden is now the president of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The foundation’s board includes actor John Cusack, writer Glenn Greenwald, and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. The digital artwork sold was an image of Snowdens face made from pages of the US appeals court decision that ruled in favor of Edward.
Snowden was able to uncover clear evidence the NSA was operating a huge surveillance program that violated US law. Currently, Moscow Russia is where Snowden calls home, where I’m sure he was smiling ear to ear when he found out his NFT sold for over $5 million dollars. The proceeds will benefit Snowdens Freedom of the Press Foundation.
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