Edward Snowden picks up $5.4 million from sale of NFT
By Bob Garcia
The NSA whistleblower will reportedly donate the money to the Freedom of the Press Foundation
National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden was represented recently on a non-fungible token (NFT) and, when it was brought to auction, it sold for over $5 million. The sale was very close during the last few minutes, and, after several bids were placed, it closed at a total of $5.44 million. It is not yet clear who the final bidder was, but it is clear that “Stay Free” is now one of the most expensive NFTs to be auctioned.
The popularity of the NFT has made many athletes and artists have wanted to immerse themselves in this universe. However, it is difficult to see that anyone has achieved such sets with a single piece. According to Snowden, all funds raised will go to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The former CIA contractor, who has been in self-imposed exile in Russia since he was responsible for exposing the NSA’s extensive domestic surveillance program eight years ago, used that leak to be represented at the NFT.
The piece is based on a shaded motif of his face contrasted with court documents linked to the exhibition. The visual portrait contains his signature, and although the work was announced as his only NFT, it is unclear what the future plans are with respect to this subject. As time goes on, it is very likely that many other celebrities will want to continue to share their NFTs for big gains while sharing an important career-related piece, or something else eye-catching. Fans have shown a lot of interest in NFTs, which has made them continue to boom.