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Where ConstitutionDAO Failed, Another Hopeful Wins at Sotheby’s

  • Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention won by DAO builder
  • Bidder plans to eventually develop the crypto organization
Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention document.

Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention document.

Source: Sotherby’s


It seemed like the intersection of cryptocurrency and collectibles couldn’t get any more confusing until it did, with an aspiring developer of a decentralized autonomous organization saying the group won the bidding for a historical document just days after another came up short at an auction of a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution. 

Ameer Suhayb Carter said on Twitter on Wednesday that a “research” DAO fund he heads called Abolition in Progress won the bidding for the Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention, a founding document of the American abolitionist movement that was issued in 1833 at the first meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia. The lot, which had an initial estimate of $3,000 to $5,000, according to Sotheby’s, sold for $21,420. The auction house declined to comment on the winning bid.