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CNBC is selling an NFT to honor former anchor Haines

May 24, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Mark Haines

CNBC is honoring former anchor Mark Haines on the 10th anniversary of his passing by auctioning an NFT of his historic market call at the depths of the Great Recession, reports Jason Gewirtz of CNBC.com.

Gewirtz reports, “Proceeds from the auction will go to a charity that Mark supported and remains near and dear to his family, Autism Speaks, and to the Council for Economic Education.

“This NFT is the actual video and sound of Mark’s call as it happened, uniquely rendered by some of CNBC’s most creative producers and editors to become a piece of digital art.

“In addition to the main NFT auction, 50 GIFs marking the “bottom call” are also being sold at $1,000 each.

“Mark, who died unexpectedly at age 65 on May 24, 2011, was a CNBC original: He started at the business news network the year it all began — 1989.”

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