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Former lawyer of Donald Trump to auction NFT of memoir written in prison

Michael Cohen, the ex-lawyer of former President Donald Trump will auction off a non-fungible token from the first page his memoir, which he wrote while in prison. This was announced by ArtGrails and NFT platform.

The ArtGrails NFT Exhibition will be open from December 1 to December 12.

The winning bidder will be given the original manuscript that Cohen wrote while he was serving his first day of federal prison sentence at New York’s Otisville Prison. Also, an NFT-backed video showing Cohen writing the memoir’s first pages in his cell. An unnamed colleague recorded the video just before Trump was returned to his Park Avenue luxury apartment to complete the remainder of his sentence.

The bidding will open on December 1, at 5 PM Eastern Time, and continue until December 12, at 5 PM Eastern Time. The auction can be accessed via ArtGrails will release a set fixed-price Cohen’s prison badge in an NFT Edition Release on December 12, at 4PM Eastern Time. It will include three levels of rarity: Open, Gold, and Grail.

Avery Andon, founder of ArtGrails, says that ArtGrails is a curated NFT experience. After Michael [Cohen] decided to release his manuscript, and federal prison badge, I knew that this project had to be supported by our platform. The inclusion of an NFT in the release this unique physical item not only validates them with blockchain technology but also allows us to add creativity.

In addition to the NFT-backed physical manuscript page, written on Cohen’s personal letterhead, and his actual Prison Badge from Otisville Federal Prison, the team at ArtGrails is making available limited release NFT versions of Cohen’s Otisville Federal Prison badge. These NFTs will be released in three different levels of rarity, “open”, “gold”, and “grail”.

ArtGrails will host a VIP party and Q&A media event in Miami’s design district on December 3. The event will feature a live video appearance by Cohen who will read from his manuscript and also take limited questions from the event attendees and the media.