Giveback Heroes Donates Over $7,000 From LA Blockchain Summit’s COVID-19 Relief Auction
One hundred percent of all auction proceeds collected from over 260 NFTs are being donated to benefit first responders, frontline workers and those affected by the global pandemic.
Los Angeles, CA — December 15, 2020 — LA Blockchain Summit’s COVID-19 Relief Auction concluded Friday, December 4th with over seven thousand dollars in proceeds collected by the incredible crypto community at large. With over 260 NFTs auctioned in two weeks time, the world’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency conference raised $7,425.13 at the time of writing and partnered with Giveback Heroes who will be distributing all auction proceeds in the format of digital gift cards to the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alon Goren, Co-Founder of LA Blockchain Summit, said, “So excited to be able to give back to those who have given so much to us over the last year since COVID-19 hit. I’m forever grateful for all of the frontline workers who’ve been working tirelessly to ensure we have what we need to withstand these unprecedented hardships. It’s our honor to be spearheading this fruitful campaign, especially now during the holiday season.”
With 99 NFTs sold, the top five winners to date are:
- CasperLabs Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Medha Parlikar at $2,000.00
- Ernst & Young’s Principal & Global Blockchain Innovation Leader, Paul Brody at $1,002.00
- American entrepreneur and 2020 US Presidential candidate, Brock Pierce at $511.00
- 1inch.exchange Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Anton Bukov at $500.00
- DeFi Money Market Foundation member, Gregory Keough at $250.00
“I want to express our deepest gratitude to the team behind LA Blockchain Summit’s COVID-19 Relief Auction and the community who participated. Thank you. Your donations will provide much-needed gift aid to the heroes and victims of the pandemic,” says John Paukulis, CEO of Giftz. “All auction proceeds will be distributed to frontline workers in the coming weeks in connection with partners such as the U.S. First Responders Association (USFRA).”
Janet Liebsch, EVP of USFRA stated, “It is a privilege for the USFRA to be a partner of the Giveback Heroes program. This initiative allows everyone to show appreciation for those on the front lines of this unprecedented health emergency, plus it helps merchants and communities making it a win-win for everyone involved.”
There are 167 NFTs left to claim, and once all are sold, Giveback Heroes will continue to distribute funds in the form of contactless e-gift codes.
Purchase the remaining NFTs at https://opensea.io/collection/la-blockchain-summit-covid-relief
About Giveback Heroes
Giveback Heroes is an apolitical, socioeconomic recovery initiative collaborating with cause-minded organizations & individuals to provide contact-free, gift code care packages for the heroes & victims of COVID-19 lockdowns & social unrest, while collectively stimulating merchant economies.
Learn more about Giveback Heroes, visit https://www.givebackheroes.org.