Singer Kiesza endorses robot NFT to give prosthetics to a young man and a dog


In a positive twist for the non-fungible token (NFT) mania, Canadian singer Kiesza is backing an NFT drop called MetaMoves in partnership with NFT marketplace Portion, which aims to provide funds for patients who require prosthetics.

In an interview with Cointelegraph, Kiesza said that as someone who has experienced an accident, the singer empathizes with those who face the challenges of losing a limb. She explained this:

“Movements are at the core of everything we do because we understand the central role they play in people’s identity. […] You can only imagine how unbearable it would be to add the lack of resources to the mental and physical challenges of losing a limb.”

The singer believes in Web3’s ability to help people. She also noted that helping people regain this ability to move is extremely important and aligns with her mission at MetaMoves. Although the drop was supported and had good intentions by the popular singer, the top bid at the close of the auction was just 0.5 Ether (ETH), around $1000 at the time of writing.

Portion CEO Jason Rosenstein said the money will be donated to a foundation called MediPrint, which specializes in prosthetic design and 3D printing. The 0.5 ETH is used for a dog named Cuco and a young man named Jesus.

“We will use 0.5 ETH to print a prosthetic leg for Cuco, an amazing dog, and an arm for Jesus, a young man who lost his arm while saving some kids from firecrackers.”

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Last week, singer Madonna also dropped an NFT collection, with proceeds going to three charities. The artwork sparked various reactions from the community as it featured a nude singer giving birth to centipedes, butterflies and trees.