Legendary Ukrainian Boxer Wladimir Klitschko Releases an NFT Collection to Raise Funds for His Homeland — DailyCoin
NFTs have become a popular method of raising funds to help Ukraine as it suffers in the war with Russia. Former Ukrainian heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko partnered with NYC-based artist ‘WhyIsBe‘ to launch an NFT collection titled ‘Vandalz for Ukraine: WhyIsBe x Wladimir Klitschko’ in order to raise funds for his besieged homeland. All profits from the drop will be donated to Red Cross Ukraine and UNICEF to aid in the country’s defense against Russia.
WhyIsBe is altering their signature ‘Vandal Gummy’ bears to reimagine the art in colors of the Ukrainian flag — yellow and blue.
The NFTs will be priced $100, $1,000, and $10,000 each, and will feature a unique 1×1 NFT which will be sold for $1 million. The drop launches today, the 9th of March, on the OpenSea NFT marketplace and will run for the next three weeks.
“It is a magnificent initiative, a support through art at the service of people who suffer. Art can be beautiful on many levels when used to serve humanity,”
Klitschko reportedly said in a statement.
Wladimir Klitschko’s brother, Vitali, is also a former boxer and the current mayor of the capital Kyiv. He has vowed to defend Ukraine from Russia’s aggression together with his brother.