The brainchild of Jack Butcher, founder of Visualize Value, a single “CARE Package for Afghanistan” NFT edition was sold to crypto users for 0.03 Ether (ETH) or 10 at a time for 0.28 ETH. Sale proceeds totaled 59.54 ETH (roughly $208,879) as of Oct. 11. (Etherscan transaction details available below.)
The individual NFT is now sold out, but 888 of the “CARE Package x 10” edition are still available to purchase at http://vv.run/carepackage.
“NFTs push the relationship between art and philanthropy into an entirely new paradigm. Digital art can create and sustain movements in ways that physical art cannot. Internet-native communities can organize quickly to direct large amounts of capital instantly, from anywhere, to anyone. Platforms like The Giving Block and Mirror are building the infrastructure to point the power of crypto and its community at the world’s most pressing issues,” Butcher says. “Thank you to CARE for your incredible work, we are just getting started.”
“NFTs have made it easier than ever for creators to support their favorite causes using their artistic creativity and the NFT community has come out in full force to support amazing causes like CARE,” says Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block. “We’re excited by the growth of crypto philanthropy this year and know this is only the beginning.”
Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis, driven by rapidly escalating conflict and worsened by drought and COVID-19, continues to deepen, with tens of thousands forced to leave their homes and leave everything behind.