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Each BenFT portrait is a one-of-a-kind piece of digital art designed by Jason Thomas that you can buy, trade, or sell as NFTs secured on the Ethereum blockchain. Thanks to GiveDirectly, a data-driven non-profit specializing in direct cash transfers to the impoverished, a majority of each purchase will benefit those who need it most! Plus, each BenFT acts as an entry to all future giveaways. See more below!
NFTs are “Non-Fungible Tokens,” as opposed to fungible tokens like Bitcoin. Similar to painting a picture on a $100 dollar bill (and changing its value compared to other bills), NFTs are like a “painting” on top of programmable coins like Ethereum. No one can modify an NFT's record of ownership or copy/paste a duplicate into existence. To buy one, you’ll need a crypto wallet, like MetaMask.
Apart from their charm and charitable contribution, Jason is personally crafting and giving away over 100 museum quality, real-life replicas of select BenFTs to holders and fans - including custom paintings and recreations on real $100 bills! Other raffles include NFTs by SKYCORP®, Joel Thomas, and more! Click here if you’d like to discuss donating an NFT to the cause.
Each BenFT is stored as an ERC-721 standard token on the Ethereum blockchain with a 70% primary sale donation to GiveDirectly coded directly into the smart contract (verification and rarity data coming soon). Minting will take place on October 30th, 2021, for a flat fee of 0.1 ETH + gas. A 2.5% royalty on each resale will also benefit GiveDirectly. Of the 10,000 total supply, 250 will be selected at random and reserved for collaborator compensation and giveaways. Each BenFT comes with a non-exclusive commercial usage license for the duration of ownership.
Jason Thomas (that’s me 🤪) is a professional designer with a lifelong passion to help others and delight, inspire, and educate through art and storytelling. He got his start in entertainment working on The Walking Dead and currently works for the film & TV production asset maker KitBash3D. With NFTs, he saw the opportunity to rethink the way art, entertainment, and experiences are distributed, and he couldn’t be more excited!
Forget Jason, BenFTs wouldn’t be possible without:
Launch BenFTs into the crypto world (October 30th). 70% of all primary sales go straight to people living in poverty via GiveDirectly (coded directly in the smart contract). As funds are distributed, videos will be released with the help of GiveDirectly so that BenFT purchasers can meet the fund recipients and see the impact it makes on their lives.
Art giveaways to BenFT owners and fans, including 1/1 NFTs and over 100 high quality, hand-painted reproductions of randomly selected BenFT portraits on canvas and actual $100 bills.
Continue to support GiveDirectly's work and develop projects to explore the possibilities of NFT-based entertainment, each of which will directly benefit BenFT owners through airdrops, content participation, and more.