Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukrainian former professional boxer has joined the efforts of other celebrities in supporting the Ukrainian army and people during the current aggression from Russia.
Klitschko counts on the crypto industry as the most effective and persuasive tool able to generate funds in times like this. Klitschko says all amassed funds will be donated to UNICEF and other reputable organizations that will assist in addressing the major military and humanitarian needs caused by the Russia-Ukrainian war.
The NFT collection is titled “Vandalz for Ukraine: WhIsBe x Wladimir Klitschko”, and it mentions the two famous people: Klitschko and the artist WhIsBe. They have combined their efforts to enter the NFT market in an attempt to perform an important social mission and help vulnerable groups in Ukraine.
They believe the NFT sphere to be the optimal option available for them to utilize their reputation and skills for generating donations. In order to target the broadest possible audience, the NFT collection includes the variable pricing model with items priced at $100, $1,000, and $10,000. In this way, people with different budgets can freely participate in the humanitarian effort.
Both Wladimir Klitschko and his elder brother Vitali (who is currently the mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital) are the most active public figures supporting fundraising efforts. They advocate for the active involvement of the international community in helping Ukrainians in their resistance to Russia’s army.
They also serve as role models for other famous people in joining the Ukrainian military forces regardless of their status. Although the ultimate success that may be achieved by this collection is still uncertain, the popularity of similar NFT collections confirms its high potential.
In particular, an NFT that depicted the Ukrainian flag was sold for as much as $6.75 million at the beginning of March. The total amount of crypto-based financial assistance to Ukraine has already exceeded $50 million as people from developed and developing countries support innocent civilians subject to war crimes.