Tiger King star and animal abuser convicted of throwing NFT from prison


The non-fungible token industry is not yet over as “The Tiger King” star Joe Exotic is set to launch his own NFT jail release with outside help.

New York-founded cryptocurrency club More on Tuesday announced its foray into the NFT celebrity space with an auction on behalf of professionally known former zoo operator and TV star Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage. under the name Joe Exotic.

With backing from Rozenfeld Meyer & Susman entertainment attorney Brad Small, the convicted animal abuser plans to sell some of his goods alongside digital items and tokens from a Fort Worth federal prison , in Texas. Physical items include Maldonado-Passage’s favorite pistol and holster, jackets commonly worn in the “Tiger King” series, and authentic audio recordings from the prison.

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Starting this Friday, the public can bid on the NFT “The Tiger King” auction hosted on the main NFT Mintable marketplace. Auction winners will acquire physical items with authentication papers as well as 3D digital models of each tangible collectible.

The Tiger King has been convicted of several counts, including murder for account and violating laws protecting endangered species. Maldonado-Passage killed five tigers to make room for other cats at his petting zoo in Oklahoma. He was also found guilty of soliciting two contract killers to kill his nemesis and animal shelter owner Carole Baskin.

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According to National Geographic, Maldonado-Passage even attempted to negotiate the illegal sale of lion cubs over the phone as he awaited trial in Grady County Jail.

Maldonado-Passage sees the decline in the NFT as a chance to give back to his loyal fan base. “It’s great to have a voice through blockchain technology and I’m honored to be the first to launch MORE Celebrity NFTs,” he said, adding, “Whether you love me or love me. hate it for what you think i did, no doubt everyone wants a track from The Tiger King!

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CEO and Founder Peter Klamka said the initiative will help the company drive widespread adoption of blockchain technology, noting that the NFT industry provides people with access to unique and authentic products that they otherwise wouldn’t have. no access. “There is no better way to engage the general public in blockchain technology than by linking familiar faces and names,” Klamka noted.

More did not immediately respond to UKTN’s request for comment.