A dissident group from North Korea wants to use Ethereum to destroy the government. The group wants to sell 200,000 Visas to let foreigners visit the country in order to liberate the country.
CCD & Its Origins
The opposition group, Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD), consists of dissident anarchists from North Korea. CCD sells visas for the time after the liberation as Ethereum tokens. The group does this to raise funds to topple the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
CCD originated in 2017 to protect Kim Han-Sol. Han-Sol is the son of Kim Jong-Nam, a half brother of Kim Jong-Un, who was assassinated in 2017 at the airport of Kuala Lumpur. With the assassination, the voices to save the lives of the immediate family of Jong-Nam grew and the group gained more influence.
Selling Visas on Ethereum’s Blockchain
On their website, CCD announced that they will sell 200,000 visas to visit ‚Free Joseon‘. The name that the group wants to give the country after its liberation. The Visas will be issued in the form of ERC-721 tokens that serve no other purpose. The group calls them G-Visas. The price for the first thousand Visas is 1 ETH. Each G-Visa is valid for a period of 45 days. All of them will expire, however, on the 1st of March 2029. The emission began this week.
The group stated that owning one or more coins is a contribution to the movement. Therefore, holders should not use the tokens as a currency or for speculative purposes. CCD clarified that one of its objectives is to inspire internal resistance within North Korea. It calls its fellow Northkoreans to challenge their oppressors openly or to resist them silently.
The Spanish police considers CCD a suspect in the case of the recent break-in at the North Korean embassy in Madrid. The robbers managed to steal some computers and attacked the staff of the embassy.