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By Danny Mulvihill profile image Danny Mulvihill
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Fundraising $4 million for a remote Amazon tribe using NFTs

We helped a remote Amazonian tribe raise over $4m to preserve their culture, using NFTs 🌴

This is a sneak peek into how blockchain will transform the non-profit sector.

The Yawanawâ are a tribe from deep in the Amazon rainforest. The great Refik Anadol built a digital masterpiece for them, in the style of his artwork presiding over the lobby of the MoMA, merging works of young Yawanawâ artists with wind data from their village. 

In just a few days, the tribe was able to raise millions. The funds raised will help them build sustainable infrastructure, develop an educational program, and host inter-tribe conferences.

Why does this matter? It illustrates how crypto will change philanthropy. People will fundraise directly from donors, eliminating the industry's massive overhead costs. All transactions will be on-chain and the use of funds publicly audited. The money itself will be programmable, limiting how or where it can be spent.

More transparency. More funds. More impact ⚡

Crossmint enables this behind-the-scenes by making the blockchain invisible for users and recipients, so that it works at scale, with all the benefits of crypto but zero of the complexity. 

Learn more about our Wallets-as-a-service, Minting, and NFT checkout. 

Amazing work by HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art), Refik Anadol, and Impact One ❤️

By Danny Mulvihill profile image Danny Mulvihill
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