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Mark Haines — remembering and honoring a CNBC icon with an NFT public sale

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Ten years to the day since our cherished colleague Mark Haines handed away, CNBC is honoring him by auctioning an NFT of his historic market name on the depths of the Nice Recession. 

He referred to as a backside within the inventory market at 9:47 a.m. ET on March 10, 2009. At a time when the markets have been in full chaos, Mark was a voice of purpose. Mark famously stated, “I believe we’re at a backside, I
actually do.” 

He was completely proper. The S&P had hit its low of 666. A yr after what lovingly grew to become referred to as “the Haines backside,” the index was up 73%. 

Proceeds from the public sale will go to a charity that Mark supported and stays close to and pricey to his household, Autism Speaks, and to the Council for Financial Schooling.

This NFT is the precise video and sound of Mark’s name because it occurred, uniquely rendered by a few of CNBC’s most inventive producers and editors to turn into a bit of digital artwork. 

Along with the principle NFT public sale, 50 GIFs marking the “backside name” are additionally being bought at $1,000 every.

Mark, who died unexpectedly at age 65 on Could 24, 2011, was a CNBC authentic: He began on the enterprise information community the yr all of it started — 1989. We miss him very a lot.

The public sale begins at 9 a.m. ET right now, the anniversary of his loss of life, and closes on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Go to Mintable (mintable.app/CNBC) to take part and to assist increase cash for 2 nice causes. We wish to add that CNBC can be working with a agency referred to as Aerial to make it possible for something we do within the NFT area is carbon impartial.

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