Fighting for Freedom

Talking NFTs with Atefeh Sadr

Alexandre Lores
Counter Arts
Published in
7 min readJul 31, 2021


Blue Blasphemy by Arefeh Sadr. Link

“Art, like life, loses meaning if you do not improve and become better every day.” -Atefeh Sadr

If you have freedoms guaranteed by law, it is easy to take those freedoms for granted. If you do not have freedoms guaranteed by law, you must fight for that freedom every day.

If you are like me and lucky enough to live in the United States or a genuine democracy with free elections, please take a moment to realize how lucky you are.

Remember, there are billions of people who live in nations where the most basic rights, such as the right to life, religion, free speech, assembly and possessions are not even protected by law.

In that light, I am honored to announce that in this week’s blog we travel to Iran and connect with Atefeh Sadr, an incredible artist whose very freedoms are in jeopardy.

Before we get into this revelatory interview, it’s time for a quick NFT market update. And if you are new to NFTs, read this explainer first.

NFT News Updates

Fortune magazine just released the NFTY 50, a list of the top 50 influencers, builders and creators in the NFT space. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the list, this is a sign that NFTs have moved into the mainstream of business and finance.

Polish influencer Marta Rentel, 26, sold an NFT that symbolized a real-world chance to go on a date with her. This sold for $250,000 on July 13.

National Hockey League (NHL) legend Alex Ovechkin has partnered with Eternity Chain and Impossible Brief to launch his own NFT collectibles, commemorating his hockey career with the Washington Capitals. Read the full article here.

Who is Atefeh Sadr?

Atefeh Sadr

“Make your next piece better than the one before, that way you never stop growing.” -Atefeh Sadr

Atefeh Sadr is a female artist from Iran. She started drawing as early as two but only chose to be a full time artist about three years ago. She spent almost 15 years…



Alexandre Lores
Counter Arts

Founder of Director of Blockchain Markets Research for Quantum Economics. Writing about all things Bitcoin, crypto, NFTs and fintech