We won the auction with a bid of 1446Ξ. Thank you to Trippy, everyone at PleasrDAO, Pussy Riot, Ross’s mom Lyn, and the entire community. This is the start of a new chapter in the movement to free Ross.
Watching this community come together has been profoundly moving. We thank you all for joining us from the bottom of our hearts.
I hope you all feel tremendously proud for what you were able to accomplish:
- You raised 2,836.762 ETH (~$12m)
- You won a competitive auction against some of the biggest whales in the space.
- You have ensured that this historically important work is owned by the very community that Ross helped build
After the auction, we have 1,390 ETH left in our DAO treasury which will be used to help secure Ross’s freedom and relieve the suffering of fellow prisoners. Ross’ situation is extremely complex, and the stakes are incredibly high. That is why we want to be guided by the people who understand the situation the best, the people who have been working on Ross’ behalf from day 1: his family. None of us understand the delicate dynamics of judges, prison wardens, politicians, privacy, and the media like they do. If we want to succeed, we need their expertise.
To that end, we are working with Ross and his family in the coming days to solidify a DAO governance structure informed by their expert knowledge of the case and will help us ensure our efforts align optimally with the larger strategy.
Thank you for your love, energy, and support. #FreeRoss