Poker Player Ryan Blank from the Onchainmonkey Community Donates Portion of Winnings to A-T Children’s Project

By Julia Krotova
June 17, 2023

Ryan Blank, an avid poker player and member of the Onchainmonkey community, has made a generous donation of 5% of his recent winnings from a high-stakes Texas Hold’em poker event to the A-T Children’s Project. The donation aims to support the charity’s mission of raising awareness, conducting research, and finding a cure for A-T, a rare and debilitating children’s disease. The live poker game that took place in Los Angeles can be seen in it’s entirety here.

Inspired by his recent acquisition of an NFT from the Karma collection on Onchainmonkey’s platform (, Ryan was moved to give back and make a meaningful impact in the lives of children facing health challenges. The concept of “give-to-earn” promoted by Onchainmonkey resonated deeply with him.

Ryan Blank

Ryan’s remarkable triumph took place during a captivating seven-hour-long live stream of the highly competitive @HCLPokerShow, featuring intense Texas Hold’em gameplay. The excitement and strategic brilliance of Texas Hold’em, a popular variant of poker, were on full display as Ryan showcased his exceptional skills and emerged victorious.

Onchainmonkey, led by prominent investor Bill Tai, esteemed blockchain engineer and Stanford PhD Danny Yang, and accomplished Wharton/Princeton graduate Amanda Terry, made its debut on September 11th, 2021. This innovative project has surpassed initial skepticism, standing out with impressive achievements in a relatively new and evolving space.

Among Onchainmonkey’s notable accomplishments are the successful rescue of Sharbat Gula from Afghanistan, initiatives for coral reef restoration, significant aid contributions to Ukraine and the Philippines in response to natural disasters, a remarkable skatepark renovation project in Brazil, and the groundbreaking release of the first 10,000 collection on the Bitcoin blockchain through a single efficient transaction. The recent collaboration with luxury brands Asprey and Bugatti further solidifies Onchainmonkey’s growing influence in the industry.

Ryan proudly holds Karma Monkey #3612, adorned with the stylish OCM Hoodie (clothes trait 11), and is an esteemed member of the exclusive OCM Hoodie Club within the Onchainmonkey community. His philanthropic gesture exemplifies the spirit of generosity and goodwill that permeates the world of poker and the Onchainmonkey community.

Texas Hold’em, known for its strategic depth and thrilling gameplay, has captured the hearts of millions of poker enthusiasts worldwide but less than 1/10th of 1% donate their winnings to good causes like Ryan Blank just did for the Metagood community. Hopefully Blanks generosity will spread to others in high stakes games.



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Julia Krotova

Julia is a freelance writer with an affinity for poker. She plays in the occasional home game in the UK with her gal pals for low stakes and is an avid fan of free-to-play online poker games.

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