- Crypto.com to release ‘Extraordinary Whales Club’, the social NFT project based on the popular drama ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’, through its NFT marketplace
- 7 artworks produced by Chul-min Lee and Byung-rok Chae, top Korean illustrators, showcased and successfully auctioned
January 12, 2023, South Korea — Crypto.com, a global cryptocurrency platform, announced the release of ‘Extraordinary Whales Club’ in partnership with the global content studio A Story and its IP business subsidiary AIMC.
‘Extraordinary Whales Club’ is an ESG and community project aiming to improve awareness and support people around the world with autism. The project utilizes NFT technology themed in the form of whales, which appear as a symbol in the Korean drama ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’. On January 20th, these NFTs will be made available for purchase on Crypto.com’s Marketplace, as part of the MOU signed with A Story and AIMC last October.
Crypto.com, A Story, and AIMC also hosted the ‘Extraordinary Whales Club’ auction event on January 11 in Seoul, to showcase 7 artworks developed and produced by Korea’s top illustrators Chul-min Lee and Byung-rok Chae. The pieces were auctioned, with part of the proceeds to be donated to WWF Korea and Autism Korea.
Actor Hyun-young Joo, who starred as Dong Geurami in ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ also attended the event and shared her thoughts on the new project. “I am very happy to attend such a meaningful event due to the connection of the drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo” she said. “Starting with this Extraordinary Whales Club charity NFT project, I hope more social activities will expand further in the future.”
“I am happy to showcase ‘Extraordinary Whales Club’, a very meaningful project, to our 70 million global users,” said Patrick Yoon, General Manager, South Korea at Crypto.com. “We will always strive to introduce more Korean artists and creators to the global market.”
“We are happy to launch the first-ever social NFT project based on the drama ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ with global cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com,” said Se-min Han, President of A Story. “We will continue to showcase NFT projects after this launch, and practice social contribution and donation through NFTs.”
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About A Story
A Story, Korea’s top global contents studio and IP group, produced the top global K Dramas of 2022— ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’, “Kingdom”, and “Signal”, and has been leading the K-contents wave with its innovative business model.