Yes, the Secret Service has an NFT collection, and no, it’s not for sale

The United States Secret Service has finally shed more light on its bizarre nonfungible token (NFT) collection sitting on OpenSea. 

The NFT collection was first revealed during a Reddit AMA on May 16, where agents answered questions from members of the r/cryptocurrency subreddit about their involvement in crypto and blockchain tech. Until this time, not much of an explanation was provided about the NFT collection or why it exists.

Speaking to Cointelegraph, agents from the Secret Service’s San-Francisco field office, known as the “Digital Asset Technology Alliance” (DATA) Squad, said they wanted to better understand how NFTs worked.

The U.S. Secret Service San Francisco Field Office NFT Collection. Source: OpenSea

Forensic financial analyst Andrew Frey, the agent who spearheaded the Reddit AMA, said it also serves as a forward-facing example of the agency’s interest in the broader crypto ecosystem.

The DATA squad is a subunit of the Secret Service San Francisco Field Office, which deals specifically with crypto-related crimes.

Special Agent Alfonso Speed said that everyone from the DATA squad had their own unique NFT, each one being specifically personalized to each field agent.

“Everyone who owns an NFT had the opportunity to submit where they wanted themselves to be represented across Northern California, specifically the San Francisco Bay Area.”

The team shared a laugh as Special Agent in Charge Shawn Bradstreet pointed out that Speed was depicted standing on top of the notorious prison Alcatraz.

Alcatraz edition of the Secret Service NFT Collection. Source: OpenSea.

“You really do see people’s personalities or things that they enjoy doing,” Speed said.

While some of the NFTs have received multiple offers, ranging from 0.0028 ETH ($5) to around the 0.02 ETH ($37), none of which have been accepted.

The agents said NFTs were never created to be offered for sale. Overall, the agents on the DATA taskforce take a positive approach to crypto, with many of them owning crypto and NFTs in a personal…


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