It’s not every day you can buy from an Australian politician, but digital asset fan and NSW Senator Andrew Bragg offers someone that opportunity for a good cause.
Senator Bragg, who chaired the Senate Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre, which advocated that Australia could be a cryptocurrency epicenter and global leader in digital, has teamed up with startup investor and crypto artist Joan Westenberg to a non-fungible token store (NFT) portrait of the Liberal politician currently up for auction.
Of bidding on OpenSea closes tonight at 9:00 PM, March 31st“Coinstash CEO” has bid US$3,399.62 for the NFT.
The senator, who counts reconciliation with the indigenous people of Australia, and wrote a book about it: Buraadja, the liberal cause for national reconciliation donates the money raised to that cause.
NFTs have been embraced by indigenous artists, including the Yolŋu artists from the Yirrkala community in Arnhem land. The Mulka Project makes NFTs as a way for Yolŋu artists to mint and authenticate their digital work.
This week, Visa announced it was launching a program to help arts practitioners understand and adapt to monetizing NFTs
Senator Bragg decided to explore the NFT space as an example of its potential for artists.
“This NFT is more than just a sign of good faith in the emerging industry, it’s a dedication to the artists that I will be advocating for them in Canberra,” he said.
“We know that digital assets and blockchain are growing rapidly and will be a big part of our future. We need to create a framework that attracts and keeps talent here.
“All the money raised will go to an indigenous organization close to my heart, Dreams Foundation†
If you prefer an invigorated politician over Bored Ape, you can bid here on the “Cryptosenator”†