Christie’s to Auction NFT in Celebration of mRNA COVID Vaccine

Christie’s will auction a limited edition NFT in celebration of the one-year anniversary of its partnership with Microsoft. The piece is an exclusive representation of mRNA COVID vaccine and was created to help raise awareness for children who need urgent medical care outside their country.

The University of Pennsylvania is auctioning off a limited-edition, fully unique NFT based on mNRA medical technology to honor the historic contributions that two senior members of its medical department made to the global battle against the COVID-19 virus. 

The MRNA NFT, also known as the 1/1 asset, is basically a digital record of the work that Drs. Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó did to support the mRNA vaccine’s defense against COVID-19. It is accompanied by a copy of the original patent paperwork, a letter from Weissman, and a 3D film that demonstrates the mRNA vaccine’s workings at the microscopic level. 

An extra version of the film with subtitles that describe the on-screen action is included in the file, along with a graphic storyboard that describes the workings of mRNA technology and how it helps the body’s immune system against COVID-19. 

The item is anticipated to bring in a winning bid of between $200,000 and $300,000. It will be offered for auction on Christie’s between July 15 and July 25. The University of Pennsylvania will utilize all of the money raised from the auction to further critical research. Bids may be placed in either Ethereum, Bitcoin, or USD currency.


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