After asserting the launch of his “Genesis Collection” nonfungible token (NFT) auction, Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founding father of darkish net market Silk Highway, has bought his first NFT for $6.2 million or 1,446 Ether (ETH) at public sale.

The public sale kicked off at Artwork Basel Miami by way of the SuperRare platform. FreeRossDAO, the decentralized autonomous group set as much as assist free Ulbricht from imprisonment, positioned the successful bid. The FreeRossDAO web site states that the DAO goals to “advance jail reform” and to “share Ross’s work with the world and provides everybody a singular alternative to personal a chunk of it.”

Ross Ulbricht’s “Perspective” $6.2M drawing from the “Ross Ulbricht Genesis Assortment” of NFTs.

The primary NFT bought, known as “Perspective,” was drawn in jail utilizing graphite pencil and is a part of a 10-piece assortment of writings and artworks made by Ulbrict all through his life. The gathering additionally contains an animated video made by audiovisual artist Levitate and with a voiceover by Ulbricht about his time in jail.

All proceeds raised from the “Genesis Assortment” will go in direction of the Art4Giving fund, a donor-advised belief created by the FreeRossDao as a authorized entity to fund new authorized proceedings and lift consciousness, in accordance with the group.

FreeRossDAO plans to fractionalize the NFT into ROSS governance tokens and distribute them pro-rata in return for donor contributions. ROSS holders will have the ability to vote on proposals and take part within the steering of FreeRossDAO.

Ulbricht’s NFT ranks among the many largest gross sales inside the final seven days, as recorded by NonFungible.