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UNICEF Rolls Out NFTs On Ethereum, Assisting Schools Connect To Internet

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund – UNICEF in a recent announcement reveals the launching of a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Ethereum. Of course, this is a way to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN agency.

Furthermore, UNICEF notes the profits from the January 2022 NFT launch, an exhibition by digital artist and data scientist Nadieh Bremer “Patchwork Kingdoms” will go into supporting its many projects. Of course, it will include the Giga initiative to fund internet access for children worldwide.

So, Giga Initiative was Launched in 2019 as a global project by UNICEF and the UN’s International Telecommunication Union. Particularly, to connect every school to the internet, giving children the benefits of web information and opportunities.

Also, The Patchwork Kingdom collection, in partnership with NFT marketplace Snowcrash Labs. Also, and the Ethereum Foundation, Metagood, and others has 1,000 NFTs. According to UNICEF, each NFT is using painted data the initiative collected from over 282,000 schools in 21 countries.

“We are about to launch 1,000 #NFTs to celebrate UNICEF’s 75th anniversary🚀 #UNICEF75”

“Each artwork by @NadiehBremer is based on data from our open-source map….”
“Collectors will form a community helping us connect every school to the internet.” — Giga (@Gigaconnect) December 10, 2021

Furthermore, Bremer’s art is perfect fit for that, from inspiration by the work of “It’s a Small World” creator Mary Blair. So, Bremer notes the idea is from using simple geometric shapes, squares, circles etc.

“In the final visuals, each school has become a tiny square,…”
“interlocking with other schools to form Kingdoms,…”
“split between those connected and disconnected to the internet,”

So, she explains.

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