by Mat Dirjish
CharityStars, an online, not-for-profit (NFP) fundraising platform that makes giving both fun and rewarding, is auctioning off a work of art by non-fungible token (NFT) artist Mike Winkelmann, a.k.a., Beeple. This being CharityStars’ premiere NFT online auction, a portion of proceeds will go to the Adopt the Arts Foundation.
According to the auctioneers, “Beeple | The First 5000 Days”, a single lot sale of purely digital work of NFT art, sold for $69 million. That’s a lot of cash for a collection of ones and zeroes.
CharityStars wants take a portion of that to help create the next generation of digital landscape artists and game-changers.
A portion of the winning bid on the current Beeple auction will go directly back into school systems to ensure that students are consistently receiving art classes regardless of where they live or go to school. This NFT includes a physical token that the winner(s) can register on beeple-collect.com and will allow the collector the option to provide additional off chain info.
Adopt the Arts Foundation Executive Director Abby Berman says, “We are honored that CharityStars asked us to be a beneficiary of the auction of a Beeple NFT. The worlds of art and charity are changing before our eyes. As an organization that supports the arts and up-and-coming artists of all genres, we are excited to be a part of this new frontier.”
Shanna Zullo, CharityStars Managing Director, adds, “We are excited to share CharityStars first NFT auction and entrance into the digital blockchain art industry. With the development and rapid rise of this hot-topic marketplace, we can continue to push forward a new era of fundraising for our charity partners.”
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