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Mandela's arrest-warrant NFT raises $130,000 to help fund heritage site

Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist who emerged from 27 years in prison to become South Africa's first Black president, was arrested in 1962 for conspiring to overthrow the White-minority government

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A non-fungible token created from Nelson Mandela’s original arrest warrant raised 1.9 million rand ($130,000) in an auction to help fund a heritage site that documents South Africa’s struggle for democracy. 

Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist who emerged from 27 years in prison to become South Africa’s first Black president, was arrested in 1962 for conspiring to overthrow the White-minority government. 

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the Liliesleaf Museum Heritage Site, which received the original document in 2004 as a donation, said Ahren Posthumus, chief executive officer of Momint, the marketplace for NFTs that sold the Mandela item. Last

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First Published: Mar 27 2022 | 12:18 PM IST

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