Artist Glenn Kaino and Olympian Tommie Smith started the Pass the Baton NFT project to support NGOs and activists. Altogether, the NFT collection consists of 7,872 NFTs designed as iconic batons. UNOPND studio and Hashed are among the main contributors empowering the project.
The project will launch in December on baton.art and each NFT automatically initiates a donation. These donations will go towards non-profits after each NFT baton transfer.
After reaching a threshold amount of donation, the baton comes with special features. Subsequently, the focus is to encourage audiences and literally ‘pass’ the batons.
Emphatically, many influential celebrities will join the cause. Those taking part include Gmoney, Jeffrey Zirlin, Jimmy McNelis. Other activists helping are John Legend, Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin Foundation, Jesse Williams.
Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith NFTs on Social Justice
For many years, Kaino and Smith have been deeply involved with social rights issues. Firstly, Smith started this movement through his peaceful protests at Olympic Games. Plus, he has long celebrated historic social justice wins.
Their first contributor, Pace Gallery, represents their mission. Particularly, they hold a community of leading artists. Meanwhile, UNOPND will explore the project via video games.
Finally, their last contributor Hashed, is among the biggest blockchain projects in Asia. The investment firm focus on community building, support and their company portfolio.