WikiLeaks has announced the ‘censored’ Assange NFT collection earlier this week. The revenues from the initiative will be utilized to assist liberate Assange from London’s highest security Belmarsh Prison.
Wikileaks has publicized the imminent publication of ‘Censored,’ an NFT compilation created in partnership with the mysterious artist ‘Pak.’ The contributions are intended to assist in the release of its co-founder Julian Assange from imprisonment.
Wikileaks first hinted about the initiative in January with a mysterious Twitter message that read, “J x O. one thousand.” Wikileaks and Pak revealed more details about the initiative this week, indicating that it would be dubbed ‘Censored,’ and it was motivated by Assange, but also would pertain to everybody.
“It consists of two parts, a dynamic 1/1 and a dynamic open edition, for you all to participate. It will be here on February 7th,” announced Pak last weekend.
In a string of tweets this week, Wikileaks announced the launch date.
According to the International Business Times (IBT), the revenues from the initiative will be utilized to assist liberate Assange from London’s highest security Belmarsh Prison, where he is now battling extradition to the United States on espionage accusations stemming from his journalism.
NFTs, or data packets recorded just on blockchain, can include any form of data, which would include art, and have grown in popularity in recent years. Pak is an unnamed designer (or a group of designers), techie, programmer, and digital artist who has been functioning for almost a decade. Pak’s earlier NFT project, ‘Merge,’ set the record for the most expensive art auction by a living artist when the NFTs sold for $91.8 million in December.