Johnny Depp has donated the proceeds from an NFT sale to four charities, including the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, which has ties to Amber Heard.

On Wednesday (6 July), Depp’s Never Fear Truth NFT (non-fungible token) platform announced that it had raised “nearly $800,000 (£666,530) in total donations” which was split between four organisations.

The tweet went on to name the beneficiaries: “Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (via CAF America), Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (via CAF America), The Footprint Coalition, [and] the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.”

Of the four beneficiary charities, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles has been associated with Depp’s ex-wife Heard.

During the estranged couple’s recent defamation trial, it was revealed Heard had failed to donate her $7m (£5.8m) divorce payout from Depp as she had pledged to do in 2016.

One of the two charities Heard said she would split the settlement between was the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The other was the American Civil Liberties Union.

After the announcement of Depp’s NFT sale, fans praised The Pirates of the Caribbean actor for his “never-ending kindness”.

Alluding to the trial, one person wrote: “And this, ladies and gentlemen, is philanthropy. And the difference between an unfulfilled pledge, and a straight donation. PS Pledges most often have a schedule for fulfillment. And a signed pledge vehicle. I’m certain these organizations are very grateful.”

Heard was subjected to intense under cross-examination from Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez during the trial when she claimed she had been unable to honour those pledges because of legal costs from her ex-husband suing her.

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The Aquaman star also said she used the word “pledged” and “donated” interchangeably, and then separately compared making the donations to buying a house through mortgage payments over time.

“I pledged the entirety to charity. When you say you buy a house, you don’t pay for the entire house at one time. You pay it over time,” she said at the time.

An anonymous juror in the defamation trial opposing Depp and Heard has previously said the revelation that she did not donate the divorce settlement to charity as she’d claimed was “a fiasco” in the eyes of the jury.

Amber Heard speaks out for the first time in an interview with Savannah Guthrie

Depp sued his ex-wife for defamation over a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post where she described herself as a victim of domestic abuse and spoke of feeling “the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out”.

Heard counterued Depp for $100m (£83m) for “orchestrating a smear campaign” against her.

Delivering its verdict, a jury of seven determined that Heard had defamed Depp on all three counts. Depp was awarded $10m (£8.3m) in compensatory damages and $5m (£416,460) in punitive damages, which were later reduced to the state’s legal limit of $350,00 (£291,522).

Heard won one of her three counterclaims, with the jury finding that Depp – via his lawyer Adam Waldman – defamed her by branding her allegations about a 2016 incident “an ambush, a hoax”.

“Do you think to the jurors sitting there that was you getting caught in a lie?”asked Savannah Guthrie, during Heard’s interview with the NBC host last month, referring to her testimony about the donations.

In response, Heard said the trial was used to try to paint her as “a liar”, arguing that she shouldn’t have had to pledge her entire settlement in the first place for people to believe her accusations of abuse against Depp.

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All registered Binance users who have completed identity verification and garnered at least five followers can start minting on Binance NFT. 

For those ready to mint on Binance NFT, we’ve outlined a step-by-step guide to the process. 

Build, mint, and monetize your creations on Binance NFT, whether you’re an NFT newbie or an aspiring artist. 

At Binance NFT, we are committed to ensuring everyone can participate in the Web3 movement — regardless of their background, experience, or knowledge. As Web3 grows and matures, we’re placing the power of creative expression in the hands of our users. Moving forward, all registered Binance users who meet the following prerequisites can start minting their own NFTs on the

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Users must complete identity verification.

At least five followers are required on Binance NFT before minting. To gain more followers, you can share your Binance NFT profile via email or social media. 

Now, you have the tools to unleash your creativity

We welcome NFTs in all shapes and sizes; it can be as simple as your sketchbook doodle or a series of masterpieces. New users can start right away with everyday minting fees, while advanced creators can enjoy full control over their smart contracts

To start minting on Binance NFT, follow our step-by-step guide below. 

Step 1: Create an NFT Collection

Start by visiting the User Center and creating an NFT Collection. You can now choose to make one or multiple NFTs. When creating an NFT Collection, you’ll need to set your preferred blockchain network and royalty fee cost. Make sure to double-check the information. 

Next, read and agree to the Binance NFT Minting Rules and Terms of Service, then click [Create]. Please note that you cannot change the name, symbol, category, network, and royalty fee once you create the NFT collection.

Setting your wallet address

The wallet address you set during the collection minting stage will become the smart contract owner on the blockchain. You may use this wallet address to claim ownership and collect royalty earnings from DeFi marketplaces. 

When creating the collection, you can set the wallet address as the contract owner or skip it. 

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Please note: Accounts in violation of Binance risk management policies will not be able to create NFTs. If you are notified of a violation, please contact Customer Service for assistance. 

When minting your NFT, you’ll need to include some important details:

Name The name of your NFT.

Description (Optional): A brief explanation of your NFT.

Network: Select the network of your NFT. We have set the default to BNB Smart Chain (BSC), but you can also use the Ethereum network (ETH).

Collection: Select which collection this NFT will be categorized under. You will only see the collections for the network you selected. For example, if you select BNB Smart Chain, you will only see NFT collections on BNB Smart Chain. You may choose the collection you just created or click [+ Add a new Collection] to create a new one. 

Properties: Select the properties for your NFT. You can click [Add More] to add up to 100 properties for your NFT.

Read and agree to the Binance NFT minting rules and click [Create]. Please wait patiently while our automatic verification system reviews your NFT. To receive timely updates on your NFT, enable the minting status notification from [User Center][Settings][Notification].

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To access your minted collections, visit User Profile, then press [Created]. If you want to view your other NFTs, you can press [Owned]

Read our FAQ page for more information on NFT minting and creating an NFT collection on Binance NFT.

On BNB Smart Chain (BSC), the NFT minting fee is 0.022 BNB, while Ethereum costs 0.012 ETH. You can check the latest BSC gas prices here and Ethereum gas prices here.

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When creating a new NFT collection, Binance will automatically deploy a smart contract to ETH or BSC. This process requires a small gas fee. As of June 2022, the smart contract deployment fee is charged as below and subject to change:

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Please note: A small gas fee will be required if you decide to change the smart contract owner after creating the collection and deploying the smart contract.

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To ensure a safe and healthy NFT ecosystem, all verified Binance NFT users can report content violations, including spam, abusive or objectionable content, violence, and fraudulent use.

 If you encounter a potential violation of Binance NFT Minting Rules and Terms of Service, you can file a report to the Binance NFT team. Our moderation team will actively investigate any user report of fraudulent or malicious content before taking the necessary action. If the content violates Binance NFT’s Rules and Terms of Service, we will block or delete the content. In more egregious cases, we will consider an outright ban on the user. 

For more information on reporting NFTs, read our FAQ here. To learn more about our minting rules, you can find our complete list here.

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Minting is an essential, if not the most important, tool for NFT creators. Previously, only approved NFT creators could use our minting feature. Unfortunately, this left out a large portion of our community. 

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