The work of a Ukrainian artist offered in NFT to Taiwanese donors
A Swiss foundation has issued non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as an incentive to attract donations to a Taiwanese account set up by the government to help refugees forced to flee Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Humanity Token, produced by Swiss non-profit foundation DECENT, had issued up to Friday up to 100 NFTs of digital art by Ukrainian artist Maria Moroz.
Moroz’s collection of eight works evokes the recent outpouring of support from Taiwan and Slovakia for Ukrainians during their plight.
Donors to the Relieve Disaster Foundation account can request a regular NFT with a minimum donation of NT$250 (US$8.71) or one of two special edition animated NFTs for a donation of NT$500, said Ashley Reeves, Director of DECENT Partnerships.
Donors must take a screenshot of their donation and complete an online form to be eligible for an NFT, Reeves said, adding that the first NFT was posted on March 20.
DECENT issued eight NFTs as a special thank you to a donor who contributed NT$30,000, said Reeves, who is based in Taipei.
DECENT will release 250 NFTs, each of the six regular patterns and 200 of the two special anime patterns, he said.
Issuing NFTs is a way to reflect a spirit of unity with Ukraine and to say “thank you” to people who donated, he said.
“We are of course always open to branding opportunities, but for the Ukraine crisis, we wanted to use the technology that we are involved in, to slightly incentivize Taiwanese donors to help the Ukraine crisis in any way possible,” Reeves said. .
Although the donation campaign ended on April 1, Reeves said the foundation will continue to accept online applications for NFTs over the coming days.
“We’ll probably abandon the website itself and research other charity portals in the meantime,” Reeves said.
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