Advisors with philanthropic clients, especially those interested in arts and / or NFTs or manned spaceflight, or donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in particular – or all of the above – will no doubt be part of the launch of the. Be thrilled on Wednesday Inspiration4.
Consultants have likely seen a lot about NFTs, which use the same blockchain principles used in cryptocurrency to program and record identifiers, transactions, and the “ownership” of a digital asset.
With its launch window slated to open at 8:02 p.m. on Wednesday, this first-ever mission with an all-amateur crew will orbit Earth for three days aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship.
Though it has many purposes, the entire mission is also a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A small part of that overall effort is an online auction – slated to begin at launch time – of around 50 non-fungible tokens, better known as NFTs, all of which are geospatial and will be used to raise funds for $ 200 million. 100 percent of the proceeds from the auction will go to St. Jude.
Billionaire mission commander Jared Isaacman got the ball rolling by writing a check for $ 100 million direct to St. Jude – the auction and other mission-related fundraising drives now only have $ 100 million to raise.
Among the artists is crew member and geoscientist Sian Proctor. Her piece, entitled “My Genie”, is sold along with more than four dozen others, from “Toys For Tardigrades” by Hipworth and Moderna to “Circle of Light” by Ilya.
Los Angeles-based creative agency Subtractive and sustainability platform Aerial organized the auction, which was run by Origin Protocol Inc.