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Singer Kiesza backs robot NFT to give prosthetic limbs to a young man and a dog

cointelegraph.com 19 May 2022 09:20, UTC
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In a positive twist for the nonfungible token (NFT) mania, Canadian singer Kiesza backs an NFT drop called MetaMoves in partnership with NFT marketplace Portion aiming to provide funds for patients who need prosthetics. 

In an interview with Cointelegraph, Kiesza said that being someone who experienced an accident, the singer empathizes with those who face the challenges of losing a limb. She explained that:

“Movements are at the core of everything we do, as we understand the central role they play in people's identities. [...] You can only imagine how unbearable it would be to add to the mental and physical challenges of losing a limb, the lack of resources.”

The singer believes in Web3’s capability to help people. Also, she noted that helping people to regain this ability to move is extremely important and aligns with their mission at MetaMoves. Although the drop was backed by the popular singer and had good intentions, the highest bid as the auction closed was only 0.5 Ether (ETH), around $1000 at the time of writing.

The auction has ended!
Congratulations to the lucky
winner, you now own a
beautiful MetaMove Special
Edition featuring @Kiesza
and @thelukedidlo
We are working with@ElHombreRobot to get the
first 3D printed arm asap for
our patient Jesus.
Huge thanks to the@PortionApp team! pic.twitter.com/YDR3IA21pb

— MetaMoves (@MetaMovesNFT) May 14, 2022

Portion CEO Jason Rosenstein said that the money will be donated to a foundation called MediPrint which specializes in designing and 3D printing prosthetics. The 0.5 ETH will be used for a dog named Cuco and a young man named Jesus.

“We will use 0.5ETH to print a prosthetic leg for Cuco, an amazing dog, and to print an arm for Jesus, a young man who lost his arm while saving some children from firecrackers.”

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Last week, singer Madonna also dropped an NFT collection where the proceeds are going to three charitable organizations. The artwork triggered various reactions from the community as it featured a likeness of the singer that’s naked and gave birth to centipedes, butterflies and trees.

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