Ethereum based CryptoKitties got out of the bag to defend the oceans
News about cryptocurrencies being employed in several social or humanitarian causes are on the radar for some time now. The latest has come from CryptoKitties, a blockchain based virtual game developed by Axiom Zen. The pioneer in the world that works to implement blockchain for global causes, collaborated with ocean conservers – Ocean Elders and ACTAI Global to conduct an auction for cryptocurrency users.
What does Honu intend to do?
CryptoKitties that functions on Ethereum‘s blockchain network as a non fungible token (NFT), has had held various other charities before to fund their projects. The latest one was a 10-day auction that managed to have a total of 18 bids on the world’s first sea-loving CryptoKitty, Honu Kitty that was finally auctioned for $25,000. Honu Kitty has been designed to be an environmental ambassador- fundraising to help protect the planet’s oceans and its lives. The collected fund will be contributed to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Operation Jairo and Unite BVI Foundation’s Saving The Turtles Project.
“Proceeds from the Honu auction will support the work of Operation Jairo, spearheaded by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Antigua and Barbuda, and Unite BVI’s Saving the Turtles project, in the British Virgin Islands, to protect endangered sea turtles during mating, from poachers and from illegal harvesting,” said Honu Kitty in its website.
Honu, the company that allows crypto users to breed and collect adorable creatures recently posted on Twitter: “#HonuKitty auction bridges @CryptoKitties w/ capital raises that will benefit the planet’s ocean. It unites the 800K CryptoKitties, the global technology, crypto & investment communities, with environmentalists & foundations dedicated to preserving our planet’s natural habitats.”
Thanking everyone for their support, Honu again posted:
Prior initiatives of CryptoKitties
In the last few months, the company had fetched significant amounts of funds from their auctions. The head of art at Cryptokitties, Guile Gaspa’s designed a Celestial Cyber Dimension Kitty that gathered $140,000, was invested to fund blockchain and art industry. Another campaign named “Kitties For A Cause (K4C)” gathered $15,000 for a children’s hospital in Seattle by selling 370 CryptoKitties.
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