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NFT Charity Auction launched by Mars Panda to support displaced Afghans

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cryptodaily.co.uk 31 January 2022 18:41, UTC
  
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Crypto platform Mars Panda has announced the launch of The Mars Panda NFT charity auction, the proceeds of which will go to support UNHCR's humanitarian efforts for vulnerable displaced Afghans.

The charity auction will take place on the 31st January to the 6th February and includes donations in the form of NFTs from high-profile individuals. 

It should be noted that all proceeds from the auction, minus administrative and operational costs will go to the UNHCR, and their work with assisting newly displaced Afghans with life-saving shelter, food, water and core relief items. Currently 24.4 million people (55% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance and the support of charitable organizations such as the UNHCR is crucial, especially during the dangerous winter months. 

Kevin Pang, CEO of Mars Panda World said in a statement:

"The relentless influx of wealth and interest in NFTs are perfect ingredients to make them a force of good. NFTs have empowered everyone to convert their art and creativity into meaningful actions targeting social and humanitarian issues" 

The NFT market surpassed $41 billion in 2021, according to crypto data group Messari, a total that would have been even higher if it included NFTs minted on solana and other blockchains. 

With this in mind, and with the ability for the high interest in NFTs to go towards meaningful action, Mars Panda’s charity auction will channel the demand for NFTs into a worthy social action campaign. 

High-profile figures and world-renowned authors that are contributing to this cause include UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors Khaled Hosseini and Neil Gaiman, illustrator Dan Williams, Thai Venerable and UNHCR Patron Phra Medhivajirodom.

Author Neil Gaiman has contributed a UNHCR produced film of his poem What You Need To Be Warm which includes a message from the author on the writing and development of the film.  The author Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns) has also donated a short book, 

The Venerable Phra Medhivajirodom, a well-respected Buddhist monk, scholar, writer and social worker from Thailand, has painted a one-stroke painting specifically for this charity auction.

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.


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