Besides the predominantly commercial use of blockchain, there have been a handful of other less-popular social aspects of its application.
One example includes using blockchain technology to navigate tyrannical governments as can be seen in protesters uploading their accounts of sexual harassment to avoid government censorship in China. Now, dissidents of North Korea are offering Ethereum-based visas to the country.
The dissident group in question is called the Cheollima Civil Defence (CCD). They will be the ones doling out the blockchain visa once CCD has liberated the country. North Korea, which is allegedly storing up millions in bitcoin, is currently under the rule of dictator Kim Jong Un.
The website of the CCD advertises their “limited issuance of 200,000 anonymous blockchain visas to visit Free Joseon (previously North Korea) upon liberation.”
The visas being given out are in the form of non-fungible ERC-721 tokens that are called G-VISA and are issued on the Ethereum blockchain. For now, the price of the first 1,000 visas is one ether token.
The CCD will begin issuing visas on March 24, 2019, and all visas will be valid until the year 2029. However, each visa entitles its holder to visit the country up to 45 days at most, but people can buy multiple visas and enjoy multiple trips.
As the visas are issued, they will have an incremental ID Number that reflects the order in which they were issued,