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Edward Snowden created a token with his own face and sold it for $ 5,4 million

Former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden created NFT - non fundgible-token (non-fungible token) and sold it for $ 5,4 million. The Verge.

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The NFT is a work of art that features Snowden's face. It comes from the pages of the US Court of Appeals ruling that the mass surveillance program that Snowden exposed violated US law.

The image is called "Stay Free".

On the subject: Snowden spoke about his current job and his relationship with the Russian authorities.

However, the profits won't go to Snowden. The result of this deal is intended to benefit the Press Freedom Foundation, of which Snowden is president. Its reign includes actor John Cusack, whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and writer Glenn Greenwald.

“New cryptographic applications can play an important role in protecting our rights,” Snowden said in a statement from the Press Freedom Foundation. "This auction will stimulate the development of valuable and privacy-protecting ways to use encryption to protect against press freedom and serve the public."

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Snowden, currently based in Moscow, copied top-secret information from the National Security Agency and handed it over to Greenwald and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras in 2013.

Articles based on Snowden's information and published in The Guardian and The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2020, seven years after Snowden turned over his papers to Greenwald and Poitras, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that mass surveillance of American telephone records was illegal.

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