Three Russian tanks are being sold on Opensea as NFTs and as actual physical items by a farmer in Olyshivka, near Kyiv.
He’s even put up a picture of himself, though we can’t easily verify it as there’s no contact and he is not just using a plain ethereum address, but has also funded it as a miner.
That’s from Ethermine, who usually doesn’t ask for any information from its miners that just turn the asics on. So Oly, we’ll call him, could have been completely anon if he didn’t share this unverifiable pic.
“Each of my tank is ethically sourced, that means they were abandoned, no crew was hurt in the process,” the farmer says before further adding:
“ALL earning go directly into restarting our agriculture after the war is over. Russian army has damaged a lot of expensive farming equipment in our community, which is necessary to supply Ukrainian homes with our homegrown crops.
Every NFT comes with secret tags that only the owner can see, which contain the exact coordinates where the tank is hidden, along with the exact retrieval instructions. More information can be found on individual listings for each tank.
YES, you have to transport it away yourself. In Europe you can move it by train, but if you are dedicated, it can probably be shipped to USA or anywhere else by cargoship.”
None of the NFTs has received any offers so far, presumably because there would be great difficulties for civilians to transport them from the northeast of Kyiv.
The Ukrainian army can bid however, if they weren’t a bit busy right now, with the cheapest tank worth $700,000, about as much as China gave to Ukraine in ‘aid.’
But this could also be a fairly funny joke as some now claim the Farmers Division is the second strongest army in Ukraine, after the Ukrainian army itself.
That’s following many reports of farmers seizing abandoned tanks after Russian soldiers fled due to running out of fuel.
Tanks that are now going not on eBay, but on Opensea, although realistically you’d think they’ll be going to the Ukrainian army.