A new set of no-fungible tokens have arrived that promises to help buyers give something back to the world. The ‘Bad Bananas’ NFTs charity offering is simple enough. Each asset will see 2% of revenue go to the Center for Great Apes, so more primates can be adopted.
First though, the NFTs themselves. 10,000 of the ‘Bad Bananas’ have been minted. Each is a unique 1 of 1, 3D, AR non-fungible token featuring a cheeky anthropomorphic fruit character. Rather than going down the auction route, the drop has priced every asset at 0.05ETH, and the sale is currently ongoing.
What About the ‘Bad Bananas’ NFTs Charity Aspect?
This is the part that really excites us most about this story. ‘Bad Bananas’ NFTs are helping a very good cause. As a result of climate change, urbanisation and deforestation, primates across the world are at increasing risk of becoming endangered, or worse still extinct. This makes the world of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, nothing short of essential.
Now this latest non-fungible project is promising to give some of the profits to help take in more animals in need. There are currently 72 apes on the sanctuary’s list. 58 will be taken as a result of the sale, and a further 14 are reserved for future campaigns.
If that sounds like a lot for just 2% of the takings, it’s worth remembering how many tokens are in the drop and the current value of Ethereum (0.05 ETH = US $97.13). Meanwhile, the Center for Great Apes also has options for the public to get involved without going meta. Although the cost of caring for primates is around $22,000 per year, symbolic adoptions start at $25 per month. Even this can go a long way towards supporting this invaluable work.
NFTs are increasingly being used to raise money for good causes. Most recently, Michelle Phillips, vocalist in 1960s band Mamas & Papas, released a digital collection inspired by the group’s music. And, in late-May, comic artist José Delbo and teamed up with music producer and DJ Diplo for another drop in the name of a good cause.