The idea of a hacktivist group selling NFTs of Belarusian President Lukashenko’s passport information on OpenSea has been promptly expelled. NFTs refer to non-fungible tokens. A group named Belarusian Cyber Partisans belonging to an Eastern European hacktivist group tried to sell autocratic president NFTs. They also include Alexander Lukashenko’s passport information, which had been planned to be sold on Lukashenko’s birthday on sale on OpenSea. The deal was started on 30 August but was expelled by OpenSea on the same day.
Belarusian passport is an NFT collection with information regarding every Belarusian citizen obtained by hacking into a government database. Among them, one NFT can portray Lukashenko behind the bar, but there is no authenticity regarding the information.
Lukashenko and his close allies are being explained and narrated by a group named ‘traitors’ who had a motive that the profit which would come after selling the NFTs would help them in funding the fight against the regimes in Russia and Belarus.
The group following the delisting event is also looking for an alternative way, especially Algogems and Rand Gallery.
What OpenSea officials say?
A company spokeswoman ‘Gizmodo’ has a solid viewpoint; she said these initiatives violated the policy of OpenSea. OpenSea marketplace has a Policy regarding putting the data confidential. Still, this practice leads to the exposing of personal information of a person without their will and without giving any knowledge about this.
Lukashenko is not a common name or personality. He is the president of Belarus. He is also described as an authoritarian. So he has been considered a stern president of Belarus since 1994. He is the first and only president of Belarus, giving him the title of longest sitting European president. His victory in the 2020 presidential election led to widespread voting rigging allegations, turning into an anti-government protest. According to Belarus’ right group ‘Viasna,’ his country has 1259 political prisoners. The United Kingdom, the United States, and European Union don’t consider Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus.
The cyber Partisans have made efforts to remove Lukashenko. In February, they launched a campaign. This campaign is fundraising named ” Resistance motion of Belarus .”The main aim of this campaign is to fund efforts to overthrow Lukashenko and encourage donations in Bitcoin (BTC)
The cyber Partisans group takes other issues also, but right now, their main focus is on the corrupt regime under Lukashenko. The group also lent its support to the Russian war on Ukraine.