Animoca Brands begins auction of digital race car for bushfire recovery efforts
Friday, 13 March 2020 Animoca Brands Corporation Limited has commenced a non-profit charity event to raise funds for Australia’s bushfire recovery efforts in the form of an auction of a unique non-fungible token (NFT). The NFT is a high-powered digital race car ‘The Australia Edition 2020’ for use in the blockchain game F1® Delta Time in F1® Delta Time. The auction began on March 12 and runs until March 22 at www.F1DeltaTime.com. All wrapped ether earned from the auction will be sent to Finder and HiveEx who will then convert it to Australian dollars. Proceeds to be used for relief and recovery efforts 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to a number of organisations who are aiding relief and recovery efforts and will be split evenly between the NSW Rural Fire Service Association, WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.), and Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. The catastrophic bushfires that began in June 2019 were among the worst ever seen in Australia. The fires have destroyed millions of hectares of land, over 3,000 homes and nearly 6,000 buildings, and killed at least 57,000 livestock and 34 people across Australia. It is estimated that more than one billion animals perished from bushfires and drought, including as many as 10,000 koalas (a third of New South Wales’ total koala population), making them a potentially endangered species. While the New South Wales Rural Fire Service recently reported that there are no longer active bush or grass fires in the hardest-hit state of New South Wales, the wildfires have already brought great devastation to the country. Those interested in donating cryptocurrency to the cause may visit https://cryptofirealliance.com.au. Australia Edition 2020 NFT The Australia Edition 2020 is a high-powered digital race car for use in the blockchain game F1® Delta Time and is also a one-of-a-kind digital collectible. Being an NFT, the authenticity, scarcity, and ownership of the car are independently guaranteed, verified, and secured on blockchain.