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FC Shakhtar Donetsk to Launch Exclusive NFT Collection on Binance NFT in Support of Ukrainians

  • The FC Shakhtar NFT Collection and auction will launch on Binance NFT marketplace on May 7.

  • Proceeds from the collection and auction are to be donated to the Shakhtar Social Fund and Binance Charity Foundation in support of Ukrainians in need.

Binance NFT, the NFT marketplace of Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has today announced the NFT collection launch of FC Shakhtar Donetsk, a professional Ukraine football club.

As part of FC Shakhtar Donetsk’s NFT launch, the club will be auctioning nine signed jerseys from its ‘Football for Peace’ initiative. In this initiative, FC Shakhtar Donetsk supports Ukrainian children affected by war by organizing friendly matches and donating the proceeds from the ticket sales. 

The auction will begin on May 7 and last for a week. The highest bidders will each receive a limited edition FC Shakhtar Donetsk jersey with the ‘Football for Peace’ logo on it. The jersey will also be signed by all current FC Shakhtar Donetsk players and coaches, including Ukrainian football stars Taras Stepanenko, Mikhail Mudryk, and Andriy Pyatov.

In addition to the auctioned items, there will also be 10,000 NFT Mystery Boxes to purchase. The Mystery Boxes will be available on the Binance NFT Marketplace from May 7 and will be priced at 10 BUSD per Mystery Box. 

Proceeds from the auction and Mystery Boxes sales will be donated to the Shakhtar Social Fund and Binance Charity Relief Fund in support of Ukrainian victims needing humanitarian assistance. 

Sergei Palkin, CEO of FC Shakhtar Donetsk, said: “Being one of the most popular professional football clubs in Ukraine, FC Shakhtar Donetsk has received much love, affection, and support from our local fans over the years. We are dedicated to helping the Ukrainian community rise back stronger from this crisis. Blockchain is ideal for this given the transparency and accountability that it provides.”

Helen Hai, Head of Binance NFT, said: “Throughout the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, digital assets, including NFTs, have played an important role in providing fast, efficient, and simple help to those in need. By working closely with FC Shakhtar Donetsk and launching their NFT collection on Binance NFT, we hope that the proceeds would allow us to extend humanitarian support to as many Ukrainians as possible.”

Binance NFT is one of the fastest growing NFT platforms in the world. In just a little over a month after its debut, Binance NFT generated 25 million BUSD in sales, sold more than 300,000 Mystery Boxes, and onboarded over 400 creators globally. In total, Binance NFT has sold in excess of 1 million Mystery Boxes and generated 40 million BUSD in sales since its launch.

Binance NFT Marketplace shares the same account system as Existing Binance users can access the NFT marketplace and trade using their current Binance accounts. New users can simply register on to create or trade on the Binance NFT platform. Binance NFT has also added multi-chain support for NFT deposits and withdrawals. Users can now transfer their NFTs to and from the BNB Chain and Ethereum networks with ease. 

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About FC Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Shakhtar Donetsk is by far one of the most decorated football clubs in Ukraine. The team is a thirteen-time Ukrainian Premier League Title Holder, thirteen-time Ukrainian Cup Winner, eight-time Ukrainian Super Cup Winner, 2009 UEFA Cup Winner, and regular participant in the UEFA Champions League.