WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Set to Release ‘Censored’ NFT Collection

By José Oramas February 03, 2022 In Australia, Crypto News, NFTs

Pak (formerly known as Murat Pak), a digital artist who rose to fame with NFT (non-fungible token) artwork The Merge, is collaborating with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to launch Censored, Assange’s first NFT project.

Another Push to Free Assange

During a Discord discussion, Pak said that Censored is a push to fight for Assange’s freedom: “For me it’s about freedom, and this time my medium is a case.”

Censored drops on February 7, and will include a dynamic limited-edition and a dynamic open edition, in which anyone can participate. While there aren’t many details disclosed as yet, the NFT will incorporate an image that will change over time based on smart contract data.

FreeAssangeDAO Follows in the Wake of FreeRossDAO

FreeAssangeDAO is an decentralised autonomous organisation that was formed to help Assange with his legal fight. The organisation follows the precedent set by FreeRossDAO, which raised money for the release of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht from prison.


While the Censored NFT collection and the FreeAssangeDAO seem to have no connection, the organisation does plan to bid on the NFT.

Assange, an Australian editor and activist, is known as the co-founder of WikiLeaks, a non-profit organisation that publishes news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous users.

Supporters of Julian Assange cheer outside the Old Bailey in London after a judge ruled he could not be extradited to the US.

WikiLeaks has a large database containing classified information about war, espionage and corruption, mostly gleaned from US government sources. Assange has been confined in Belmarsh, a maximum-security prison in London, since 2019. He may yet be extradited to the US to face numerous charges, such as hacking and espionage.

José Oramas

José Oramas

José is a journalist and translator with a keen interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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