The charity NFT of Cyberkongz was auctioned off for 69 ETH ($202,000) to benefit the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Matabishi, a special Baby Kong (#1002), was the NFT in question. The auction proceeds were then doubled (138 ETH / $404,000) and donated to the national park by Cyberkongz. The charity later tweeted their appreciation for the donation.
NFT Charitable Trust
In honor of the last male mountain gorilla rescued in 2013, the Cyberkongz team created a special NFT, a custom Baby Kong (#1002) called Matabishi. It was created specifically to commemorate World Gorilla Day and to support Virunga National Park. The Cyberkongz charity NFT auction began on September 20th and ended at 6 PM UTC on September 24th. Aside from this Baby Kong, the auction winner received a random Cyberkong VX for The Sandbox. “This is why I love this community!” said Twitter user @the penseur at the start of the auction. “I am always giving back!” It sold for 69 ETH, or $202,000, at the end of the auction.
Following the conclusion of the auction, the team decided to double the bid and donate 138 ETH ($404,000) to charity. The National Park Service tweeted, “Wow. We are overwhelmed by Cyberkongz and their community’s generosity, who just donated and matched the funds raised from the custom Matabishi #NFT auction. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved!”
CyberKongz are “one-of-a-kind and randomly generated 2D/3D NFT Social Avatars for your online adventures.” They have important collaborations with The Sandbox, Metakey, and Uniqly.io. They have two collections in total: Cyberkongz and Cyberkongz VX, the 3D avatar counterpart that can be used on The Sandbox. Overall, they’ve grown in popularity on social media, with 31,000 Twitter followers. Cyberkongz’s current floor price is 5.52 ETH. Cyberkongz VX has a floor price of 0.9 ETH. Another significant point is that Cyberkong #186 was sold for 150 ETH ($586,000) ten days ago, on September 16th.