Mandela Arrest Warrant NFT Auctioned to Help Museum

A non-fungible token (NFT) created for the 1961 arrest warrant of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has sold for $130,000 at auction. The funds will help maintain the Liliesleaf Museum Heritage Site, a farm where Mandela and other leaders of the anti-apartheid movement in the 1960s hid from authorities. But the funds will not be enough to re-open the museum, which has been hit hard by the lack of tourism during the COVID pandemic.

They are hiding the name of the buyer. I won’t be surprised if it is Crayon DAO that bought it. I have seen them buy historical items like this.

The founder of the Liliesleaf Museum, Nicholas Wolpe, says the museum still needs about $1.7 million (R25-million) before it can reopen.

“Based upon all historical figures to clear all the debt and to provide for at least for the next year or two,” he said. “There need to be repairs, exhibits need to be fixed, and then the day-to-day operations, paying for salaries and getting the place back on its feet.”

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