The Ethereum blockchain game CryptoKitties has partnered with ACTAI Global and Ocean Elders to create a new CryptoKitty named “Honu”. The new HonuKitty is a hybrid of part cat and part turtle and was bred to serve as an ambassador for ocean wildlife conservation.
Honu will be auctioned off from July 9th – July 15th during a charity fundraiser at the Blockchain Summit in Morocco. An online auction will be held as well so you don’t need to attend the summit to place a bid on little Honu. Payments for Honu will be accepted in Ethereum or fiat and all proceeds will go to support the work of Operation Jairo, spearheaded by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Antigua and Barbuda and Unite BVI in the British Virgin Islands. The funds will be focused on protecting endangered sea turtles during mating season from poachers and from illegal harvesting.
“We are so excited to see Honu in the wild—one part activist, telling stories of our endangered friends, and another part pop culture icon, stealing the spotlight to combine both worlds for greater good. CryptoKitties’ charitable initiative. Honu is the very first in a lineage of CryptoKitty icons representing the charities and causes they embody.”
Cassidy Robertson, head of Kitties-For-Good, a CryptoKitties charitable initiative.
Learn more about the Honokitty auction on the official HonuKitty Website.
What is CryptoKitties?
CryptoKitties is one of the world’s first blockchain games. While CryptoKitties isn’t a digital currency, it does offer the same security: each CryptoKitty is one-of-a-kind and 100% owned by you. It cannot be replicated, taken away, or destroyed.
About Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
About Unite BVI Foundation
Unite BVI is a not-for-profit foundation based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), working on all sorts of projects – from advocating for the protection of the environment to initiatives that enrich the community such as supporting local entrepreneurs, investing in education and addressing public health and social welfare issues with sustainable solutions.