The Edward Snowden Pentagon Papers NFT will be auctioned off live


  • Edward Snowden, a well-known whistleblower, and political activist Daniel Ellsberg have collaborated on an Ethereum NFT-based artwork.
  • Edward Snowden plans to auction off NFTs commemorating Daniel Ellsberg’s Pentagon papers.
  • There include interviews with Ellsberg and Snowden, as well as snippets from a documentary created by PleasrDAO. The proceeds from the sale will benefit the respective political interests of both people.

Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg are auctioning off a 1/1 non-fungible token (NFT) based on Ellsberg’s 1971 publication of The Pentagon Papers in a partnership amongst political activists. The auction will take place on the first episode of PleasrHouse, a new show combining humor, entertainment, documentary features, and Web3.

PleasrDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization founded in memory of Web3 artist Emily Yang (also known as pplpleasr), launched PleasrHouse with the goal of disrupting the traditional live auction format. The Pentagon Papers NFT will be issued on the Ethereum blockchain, and the auction will be conducted on Thursday, January 12, at 3 p.m. EST.

This is not the first time PleasrDAO and Snowden have met. The two first met when the DAO purchased Snowden’s “Stay Free” NFT in early 2021 for $5.4 million in ETH. The proceeds of the sale were distributed to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which apparently utilized the funds to cover more than a year’s worth of running expenditures.

Edward Snowden has lately appeared on crypto Twitter, with some suggesting that the technology’s decentralized and censor-resistant characteristics have captivated the whistleblower.

PleasrHouse is a novel experiment launched by PleasrDAO to disrupt the shared experience of traditional live art auctions. While the initial display focuses on the activities of activists and whistleblowers, the DAO adds that future submissions will include a variety of online experiences.