Sales and trading of Hitler-themed and Nazi-glorifying artwork is now available on OpenSea, the world’s largest marketplace for NFT or unforgeable tokens.
Hitler-themed artwork can now be traded on OpenSea
OpenSea, a US startup valued at $1.5 billion, is the largest trader of NFT, digital artwork that can be purchased using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and, more often, ethereum.
Some items sell for millions of dollars in the US. Purchases are kept on a blockchain, a permanent digital ledger in which every transaction is recorded and made public.
However, there are a significant number of Adolf Hitler-themed NFTs in the OpenSea offer.
According to the site’s terms and conditions of service, they offer a service that is “dedicated to providing a forum for the exchange of controversial and varied information content.”
OpenSea offers the widest variety of assets feasible while encouraging trust, respect and compliance with the law
However, the service rules state that services that encourage “hatred or violence against others” will be removed. According to the Terms of Service, OpenSea “provides the widest range of assets available while encouraging trust and respect, and compliance with the law.”
This is not the first time that an online shopping site has been criticized for stocking Nazi-themed merchandise and memorabilia.
In the past, e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay have faced criticism for selling Nazi-related antiques and items on their platforms.