- NFTs have been launched by a bevy of celebs including Madonna, Coco Gauff, and artist Takashi Murakami
- Anna Sorokin, a con artist famously known as fake heiress, is also set to launch her own NFTs
- Sorokin is a convicted fraudster, currently in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are being increasingly adopted by celebrities to connect with their fans. A collection of NFTs was launched by singer Madonna in May this year. Recently, tennis star Coco Gauff used the services of platform Autograph to release digital collectibles.
Now, Anna Sorokin, a con artist in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for fraud, is set to roll out her own NFT collection. Let us know more.
Anna Sorokin NFT
Sorokin has reportedly minted 10 NFTs. The digital assets will give the holders access to the convicted Russian-born German fraudster.
According to reports, Sorokin will categorise her NFTs in a manner that at least a few holders can meet her in person. While some Sorokin NFT holders can have access to her only via phone calls, others can meet her and even own some personal items belonging to her. The scammer is presently in custody.
Who is Anna Sorokin?
A Russian-born German con artist, Anna Sorokin shot to limelight when Netflix released a miniseries based on her story. “Inventing Anna”, which was released earlier this year, was based on Sorkin’s life as a fraudster who conned high-profile people from New York City by claiming to be a rich heiress.
In real life, she is said to have moved to New York City from Germany in 2013 and used the name Anna Delvey instead of her real name. This was followed by Sorokin projecting herself as a millionaire by using forged documents. She stayed in multiple hotels and failed to pay her heavy bills. Known for an extravagant life during these years, she befriended high-profile people who would frequently pay her pending bills.
Sorokin was found guilty of grand larceny in 2019 and was handed prison sentence. Now, she is said to be launching the NFTs under the name ‘Reinventing Anna’.
NFTs: Yea or Nay?
NFTs of popular artists including Beeple and Pak have fetched very high prices in the recent past. But not all NFTs work well. Lately, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami apologised on Twitter to those who had bought his NFTs. His digital assets have failed to produce good returns for holders in subsequent trading. Recently, NFTs also drew flak from tech billionaire Bill Gates, who called NFTs and cryptocurrencies as based on the greater fool theory.
Anna Sorokin is the latest in the list of famous people launching NFTs. Sorokin is infamous, however, there might be many who would want to meet her and listen to her side of story. It is not clear on which platform her digital assets will launch and what will be the minimum bid.
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