The Sun Sets On Restore Earth (for now!)

Friends of Angel Protocol,

Last fall we had a crazy idea. An idea so aggressive, in fact, that we achieved only a portion of our galactic expectations. But in the end, we were proud; proud of the impact we had, proud of the eyes that were opened, and proud of the crypto communities that poured their heart, soul and gainz into this campaign. I suppose that’s what happens when you set a $50M goal for a first of its kind charity campaign; you come up short, still raise $1.5M, and smile about it. Next year we’ll shoot for $100M. Shoot for the stars, land on the moon … and all that.

But what was Restore Earth? Why should you — the community — be proud having taken part? It was a distilled, crystallized, digestible slice of a project so massive that it can be hard to wrap your head around.

Angel Protocol acts as a conduit for good across multiple blockchains, flowing funds into over 100 charities that address the 17 United Nations SDGs (i.e.: problems humans need to solve). Where do you — the user — possibly begin to get involved in something with so wide a breadth?

Restore Earth was the answer. We focused attention on healing our planet, the most international goal there is; selected three impactful charities (Global Brigades, SELF, & 5 Gyres) approaching solutions from different angles; told a narrative that was comprehensible; and found incredible ways to reward those who took part.

And when I say we, what I really mean is Angel Protocol and all of our incredible partners, without whom this very seriously could not have happened. Some of you will have heard of Restore Earth on the incredible Terra Bites podcast and donated; some of you may have seen banners on RandomEarth and clicked them; ALL of you will have seen the incredible Galactic Angels we’ve been developing with the Galactic Punks crew (who have been one of the premier NFT partners of Angel Protocol).

This only scratches the surface of all of the support we saw, so in the interest of not turning this into an Oscars ceremony, let’s get to the fun part.

The numbers!👇

Key Stats

Total amount donated: $1.5M

Total number of donations: 2,011

Top Angel Alliance protocols

  1. Terra Bites — $115.3K
  2. Terrans — $62.9K
  3. Astroverse — $54.4K
  4. Galactic Punks — $49K
  5. Apollo DAO — $37.1K

Galactic Angel Distribution

Remember, Galactic Punks holders were bumped up a tier above their donation level. Not all donors requested an Angel or hit the $100 threshold.

Tier 1: 700 (50%)

Tier 2: 500 (36%)

Tier 3: 100 (7%)

Tier 4: 65 (4%)

Tier 5: 13 (1%)

Tier 6: 5 (0.3%)

Tier 7: 4 (0.3%)

Total: 1,387

Moving Forward

We now have a fast forward button showing the future impact of Angel Protocol endowments. The three partner charities from Restore Earth (Global Brigades, SELF, & 5 Gyres) have been funded with $500K endowments; incredible! As the yield pays out, we’ll have acute vision into what that type of endowment means for impact on the ground. We’re excited to follow along on their journey.

…wen Angels?
Check your wallet right about… now 😇.

As mentioned above, there will only ever be 1,387 Galactic Angels (OG, at least…). But that’s not the end of their importance. We encourage you to use them as your PFPs, yes, but don’t be too quick to trade them. Some early plans are in the works for them to provide utility all across the galactic metaverse…diamond hands, friends. Diamond hands.

So ends Chapter 1 of Restore Earth. Follow the Angel Protocol twitter, join the Discord/Telegram, and keep an eye out for all good things across the crypto universe. There’s much more to come.

Colin Johnson (@colinhjohnson)