Unicef, because the United Nations Kids’s Fund is popularly recognized, is getting ready a set of non-fungible tokens (NFT) to have a good time its seventy fifth anniversary. This was introduced by the group itself this Friday, December 10 by means of a be aware of press.
In whole, there might be a few thousand items on the market on the Ethereum community, as revealed by the company in its assertion. A portion of the NFTs could have a digital watermark in commemoration of Unicef’s anniversary, whereas others will arrive within the assortment early subsequent yr and might be included “with totally different occasions,” the textual content says.
“Unicef might be in control of immediately promoting these digital collections by means of the Ethereum blockchain” with the intention to finance varied initiatives with the cash raised, they added.
Henrietta Fore, Govt Director of Unicef, identified that with this assortment of NFT search to develop their financing instruments to realize affect within the lives of extra kids around the globe.
We have to use all of the instruments at our disposal to achieve extra kids and put money into a greater world, resembling by means of new methods of elevating funds and financing.
Henrietta Fore, Govt Director of Unicef.
Among the many initiatives that may obtain financing with the gross sales of the Unicef NFTs, Giga stands out, which seeks present Web connection to as many faculties as doable on the planet.
For the NFT assortment, Unicef depends on the work of information visualization artist and scientist Nobodyh Bremer. The works might be conceptually associated to colleges and their connectivity to the community. “The NFT assortment has information from greater than 280,000 faculties in 21 international locations, and every art work represents a subset of those faculties,” says the textual content.
UNICEF and its relationship with cryptocurrencies
It isn’t the primary time that Unicef has been associated to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. In actual fact, in recent times there have been a number of initiatives of the group which have joined the wave of cryptocurrencies.
At the very least since 2016, we’ve got reviewed in CriptoNoticias approaches of the group belonging to the UN with the world of blockchains, investing in firms within the subject, their try to create their very own cryptocurrency or the enabling of donations with cryptocurrencies for his or her totally different initiatives on the planet.
Final yr we even reported on this newspaper that UNICEF started to make use of cryptocurrencies to finance initiatives on a world scale, which included international locations resembling Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Guatemala; Whereas this yr they invested funds within the Ethereum cryptocurrency, ether (ETH), to advertise monetary schooling among the many Argentine inhabitants.