Have Ethereum? You Can Soon Spend 1 ETH for a North Korean Visa, 200,000 Tokenized Up For Grabs
Getting a visa to go to a foreign country is a treacherous endeavor, costing both time and money to make it effective. However, the Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) has created both an opportunity for incoming visitors and a way to benefit themselves.
In a new report from South China Morning Post (SCMP), it appears that the CCD resistance group is making Blockchain visas available to anyone that is willing to contribute to their efforts, charging 1 ETH for each of the first 1,000 visas. However, no price has been given for the per-visa cost after this number has been reached.
According to reports from The Next Web, the CCD has already collected about $57,000 in Bitcoin, selling “Free Joseon Genesis Visas (G-VISA). The stipulation is that the visa only goes into effect when North Korea is “liberated,” as SCMP writes. The group is confident in their ability to create 200,000 non-fungible Ethereum-based (ERC-721) tokens, and plan to begin the sale of these visas on Sunday.
Ultimately, the goal of the CCD is to raise about $27 million for their efforts. On the website describing their visa offer, it looks like buyers can purchase as many visas as they want, though a more advanced visa is required for consumers that plan to participate in commercial activities. For these visas, the users will need to contact the CCD directly.
With the visa purchase, consumers get access to “Free Joseon,” which is a state that the CCD is planning in place of North Korea in 45-day increments.
The group has already executed multiple actions against the state of North Korea, even taking credit for the recent defacement of Malaysia’s North Korean embassy. It is believed that they stormed the Spanish embassy with fake weapons, stealing computers and cell phones that may have important intel data.
According to reports, the CCD was responsible for the recent rescue of Kim Jong-nam’s son. Considering the recent murder of Jong-nam, the group was concerned that the North Korean agents responsible would end up coming after his son, Kim Han-sol. They managed to take him out of Macau, and a video was produced online where he expressed how grateful he was to the group for his salvation.
If overthrowing the regime in North Korea is successful, the visas would become highly valuable, and the only proof of ownership required is to simply hold the token. According to the data released by the group, it is permissible to sell these visas as well with no legal concerns, but there are ten rules associated with it, like the fact that they expire by March 1st, 2029, and that the visit cannot exceed 45 days.
Still, the fact that the owner of this visa can remain anonymous is definitely appealing to consumers that value their privacy.
Presently, the actual politics of the CCD are unclear, apart from the fact that they clearly represent libertarian ideals. They are willing to risk everything for a free country, but there has been no talk of a reunion with South Korea.
One of the biggest worries for the group is that their true identity will eventually be revealed, putting them at great risk. A note on their website revealed that even one member being exposed would easily lead to others succumbing to the same fate.
In fact, they add that there are already been many members that have had to escape threats to both their families and themselves, while others haven’t “been as fortunate.”
Establishing a free, democratic North Korea would completely change the political landscape of the entire world. Will Ethereum go down in history as being a catalyst for this change? Consumers that want to get involved can purchase a G-Visa and find out, reaping major benefits of the group succeeds.
Presently, at the time of writing, the value of Ethereum is $139.33 per token. However, if enough people purchase ETH to buy a visa, these efforts could ultimately be a catalyst for pushing up the price and market cap of the token, creating an entirely new benefit.