16 June 2022 21:48, UTC
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In a bid to rehabilitate her picture, convicted scammer Anna Sorokin is moving into NFTs.
The “Anna Card” went reside as we speak, following a 2,000 merchandise NFT mint yesterday, which might now be bought for 0.1 ETH at press time. NFTs are blockchain-based tokens that present possession over digital or bodily property.
Whereas nonetheless in federal custody, Sorokin advised NBC Information in an interview Thursday that she is making NFTs for her largest followers.
“We’re making a ‘Reinventing Anna’ NFT venture,” Sorokin mentioned.
Socialite Anna Sorokin, a.ok.a. Anna Delvey, is presently in an ICE detention facility whereas she fights being deported. Anna spoke one-on-one with @WatchSavannah in a uncommon interview and one factor’s for certain – Anna needs you to imagine she’s reinventing herself. pic.twitter.com/uknNKTOL4A
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 16, 2022
Russian-born Anna Sorokin returned to the worldwide highlight this yr after Netflix launched a miniseries based mostly on the true story of Sorokin’s exploits, wherein she posed as a German heiress whereas being courted by a hungry journalist (Jessica Pressler wrote Sorokin’s story for New York Journal in 2018). The present was Netflix’s largest hit earlier this yr.
Now that her jail sentence is over, Sorokin is presently being held in an ICE immigration detention middle for overstaying her U.S. visa.
“I might not encourage anybody else to comply with my footsteps,” she mentioned of her actions that landed her in jail.
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However Sorokin has been creating her NFT scheme whereas detained. The “Anna Card” NFTs will reportedly unlock unique livestreams, telephone calls, objects from Anna, or in-person conferences relying on the tier bought.
Three “extremely platinum” NFTs would be the tier that unlocks an in-person assembly with Sorokin and private objects from her, NBC Information reported.
When requested why anybody should purchase something from her given her monitor document, Sorokin believes she modified rather a lot in her 20s.
“I modified a lot in a approach,” she mentioned, arguing that “I’m not like this vicious scamming individual.”
Sorokin added that transferring ahead, she needs to do issues by the books and give attention to making “one thing authorized.”
However purchaser beware—Sorokin isn’t recognized for holding guarantees.