The most popular blockchain game available, CryptoKitties together with the marine conservation organizations is drawing the attention of its players to endangered sea turtles by creating an eco-friendly collectible by the name of “Honu Kitty”. The crypto-players had an opportunity to take part in an auction to buy this unique collectible in mid-July. The one of a kind sea-kitten was auctioned off for $25,000, which will go straight to the foundations that are involved in the saving of sea turtles.
This isn’t CryptoKitties’ first dabble in charitable affairs. A Celestial Cyber Dimension Kitty was created by the company’s head of art in May and auctioned off for a staggering $140,000, the money went to a foundation helping the blockchain and art industry. After that a money-raising campaign for a hospital in Seattle for children called “Kitties For A Cause” raised $15,000 by selling 370 CryptoKitties.
The most well-known crypto charity project to this day is the Pineapple fund, created by an unknown Reddit user “Pine”. The project raised over 5000 BTC, around $34 million, the proceedings went to 60 various charities.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
- Crypto companies are actively participating in charity work. This is good news for the charities and therefore to their dedicated causes.
- These philanthropic tendencies put the companies in good light with the people who are not acquainted with the world of crypto.