The industry for redeemable tokens is not over yet, as Tiger King Joe Exotic star will be launching his own NFT jailbreak with outside help.
New York-based cryptocurrency club More announced Tuesday its walkthrough of the popular NFT auction room on behalf of former zoo operator and TV star Joseph Maldonado Passage, known as Joe Exotic.
With the support of Rosenfeld Meyer and Sussman’s attorney Brad Small, convicted animal cruelty plans to sell some of his possessions, along with digital items and tokens, from a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Physical items include the beloved Maldonado Passage pistol and holster, jackets frequently used in The King of the Tigers, and original audio recordings from the prison.
Starting Friday, the public can bid on the “Official Tiger King NFT” Auction, which will take place at the Mintable’s large nonfatal market. Auction winners will receive physical items with documentation papers and 3D digital models of each tangible collection.
The tiger king was convicted of several crimes, including manslaughter and violating laws protecting endangered species. Maldonado Bass killed five tigers for harboring other cats at the Oklahoma Zoo. He was also found guilty of asking two of his followers to kill his opponent, the owner of the shrine, Carol Baskin.
Maldonado Passage even attempted to broker the illegal sale of lion cubs by phone while awaiting trial at the Grady County Jail, according to National Geographic.
Maldonado-Passage sees the launch of NFT as an opportunity to win back his loyal fans. “It is nice to have a voice with blockchain technology and I am honored to be the first to hit NFT more celebrities,” he said, adding, “Do you love me or hate me for what you think I did. No doubt everyone wants a piece of Tiger King!”
CEO and Founder Peter Klamka said the initiative will help the company drive the usual adoption of blockchain technology, noting that the NFT industry gives people access to original and unique goods they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. “There is no better way to take advantage of the underlying blockchain technology than by connecting familiar faces and names,” Klamka said.
No other immediately responded to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.