Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NFT supporters show their support for Ukrainian artists. Several major NFT markets have backed Ukraine.
Several renowned NFT collectors took to Twitter on Thursday to promote Ukrainian artists. Two spreadsheets including hundreds of Ukrainian artists were circulated on social media to encourage collectors to support their work. As news of the violence spread, many members of the community rallied to buy paintings from Ukrainian artists.
An NFT photographer from Ukraine sold 22 pieces on OpenSea from Thursday to Friday, her greatest sales volume since early 2021. A private message from Marina Light to Crypto Briefing thanked the community for their support of Ukrainian artists. “I couldn’t believe how many artists and collectors responded!” she said. “Only a real FAMILY could do it!” On behalf of all Ukrainian artists, I thank you for your help. It is vital to us in this difficult time. I can’t imagine going through this difficult period without the NFT community’s support.”
Several big NFT marketplaces have chimed in. “Out of respect for the situation in Ukraine,” KnownOrigin stated on Thursday. Support Ukrainian artists and NGOs, encourage social media users. MakersPlace said it would give to RedCross Ukraine and spend the next several weeks “showcasing Ukrainian artisans.” Some performers have pledged to donate a portion of their earnings to Ukraine-related charities.
A year ago, punk6529, a pseudonymous NFT fan, asked the community to support Ukrainian musicians. “We have no control over the wider war.” But we can help our Ukrainian art buddies more personally. If you can, take a closer look at Ukrainian artists nowadays “addendum
The conflict has influenced many new works. Beeple, the digital artist who sold an NFT for $69.34 million in March 2021, created a piece for Ukraine as part of his EVERYDAY series. The artwork displays a war-torn countryside with the Ukrainian flag. “STAND WITH UKRAINE,” Beeple wrote.
RELI3F is a group of well-known NFT fans supporting Ukraine. All earnings from the blind minting of 200 pieces by 27 NFT artists like sartoshi, Ravi Vora, and Allison Harvard will go to Ukraine’s recovery efforts.