I believe this story was tough both for @ConsenSys and Iranian students who woke up to see they were expelled from the online blockchain course.
But it's important to watch how hard it is to build the decentralized, borderless world of Web3.0
Will that freedom ever be possible?
There is a strain of wealthy VC-guy who pretends to do you a favor by "warning" against Bitcoin (or whatever) while hyping centralized garbage-coins that they coincidentally happen to own an enormous stake in.
If you ever make it, don't be that guy. If you are that guy, change.
.@papasweeds created this NFT while serving his term in a Russian correctional facility, and today it was sold for 0.667 ETH. My congrats to Pavel – and way to go!
It's incredibly powerful to watch how this technology can bring change into actual lives.
Crypto stories rarely warm my heart, but this one is special: @papasweeds is selling NFTs he drew in prison and shares profits with activists helping prison inmates in Russia.
Love it when the NFT craze helps support some real, painful and not-so-hype causes.
Prison was a “school of humiliation” for @Papasweeds. To help others suffering similar hardships, he is donating 1/3 of the proceeds from his NFT art sales to a nonprofit aiding inmates and their families (assisted by @UnderKong).
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Pavel is very candid about his prison experience.
“I got my brain in the right place. Got rid of many complexes, useless thoughts, became more aware.”
His NFTs are metaphors of things many can relate to: punishment, social pressure, redemption, etc.