Acclaimed digital artist Pak is set to collaborate with Wikileaks to develop a line of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to support the Wau Holland Foundation. This is an effort to free jailed Wikileaks founder and whistleblower Julian Assange.
The NFT collection – “Censored” will be launched on February 7. It will include a dynamic limited-edition NFT with an image that changes over time based on smart contract data. The launch date coincides with Julian Assange’s court date.
This NFT collection is mostly unrelated to the FreeAssangeDAO. The FreeAssangeDAO had come together to boost the legal efforts of Julian Assange, who may be extradited to the US from UK. Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s brother and an advisor to the DAO, describes the concept of Censored as “super timely”. He says this is about freedom. Julian Assange has been charged by the US for espionage. He has been alleged of hacking into government computers for classified information and publishing them between 2010 and 2011.
Pak, the digital artist who is backing this project, says his latest NFT project is all about freedom. He recently found success with the Merge NFT drop on Nifty Gateway. About $92 million worth of mass tokens were sold from 28,984 total buyers on the Nifty Gateway. The tokens were then combined to create dynamic and distinctive NFT collectibles. Nifty Gateway said this was the platform’s highest-grossing collection.