Today at the Blockchain Summit in Morocco, CryptoKitties, ACTAI Global, and Ocean Elders announced the release of Honu, the world’s first sea-loving CryptoKitty. This purrfect environmental ambassador will be auctioned off in a charity fundraiser to help protect the planet’s ocean.
Honu’s auction is the first of a series of charitable environmental events co-sponsored by CryptoKitties, the world’s most successful consumer product built on blockchain technology, Venture Capitalist Bill Tai. ACTAI Global’s non-profit community, and conservationists Sir Richard Branson, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Gigi Brisson of Ocean Elders.
“We are so excited to see Honu in the wild – one part activist, telling stories of our endangered friends, and another part pop culture icon, stealing the spotlight to combine both worlds for greater good,” says Cassidy Robertson, head of Kitties-for-Good, CryptoKitties’ charitable initiative. “The very first in a lineage of CryptoKitty icons representing the charities and causes they embody.”
Honu’s auction was officially kicked off today at the the Blockchain Summit in Morocco; the leading blockchain event for global good that highlights the most innovative blockchain initiatives of the year. The summit is hosted annually by the Bitfury Group and ACTAI Global. Previous auctions have raised over $140,000 USD per Kitty.
“This campaign bridges CryptoKitties’ blockchain game with capital raises that will benefit the planet’s ocean and wildlife,” says Bill Tai, co-founder of ACTAI Global and the Blockchain Summit in Morocco. “It unites the 800,000 CryptoKitties that have been born, the global technology, crypto, and investment communities with environmentalists and foundations dedicated to preserving our planet’s natural habitats.”
The CryptoKitty Honu is 100% adorable and eminently collectible – part cat, part turtle, all CryptoKitty. Honu’s compelling origin story as a charitable initiative illustrates the power of blockchain technology and unique digital art to reinvent and inspire charitable giving while contributing to global change.
This auction is a groundbreaking opportunity for gamers, technologists, investors, and environmentalists to collaborate, simultaneously having fun and enacting change as one globally connected community.
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, in the British Virgin Islands, protecting endangered sea turtles during mating, from poachers and from illegal harvesting.
Auction opens Monday, July 9th 5am Eastern time and ends midnight Sunday, July 15th.
Make a bid, learn more, or get support. Payments accepted in ETH or its fiat equivalent at the close of auction. The winning donation is tax deductible.