Forbes announced the launch of their virtual billionaire NFT collection. The collectibles are limited edition artwork by Pabo Soko, and come with a micro-game that lets you manage your own fortune from Forbes’s most successful investors.
Forbes, the world’s most prestigious business magazine, has released a first peek at its next blockchain project, the Billionaires NFT collection. To make the industry-first collection possible, the media behemoth teamed up with FTX, a renowned worldwide bitcoin exchange.
The collection’s sale contains a limited edition of 100 Virtual NFT Billionaires, which may be acquired on secondary markets after they’ve sold out. Forbes members were given first access to the collection on April 11th, with the sale opening to the general public on April 13th.
The Virtual NFT Billionaires are a fictitious group of investors with a massive property portfolio and total net worth (which can be seen on a hypothetical Forbes.com ranking system). Each will have its own odd interests and peculiarities, as well as their own Forbes.com profile page with a bespoke illustrated headshot created by image rendering firms Goodog and ItsACat.
“The debut of this collection is an essential milestone as Forbes embraces Web3 and digital assets, and it gives a chance for our audience to further participate in this sector as well,” said Vadim Supitskiy, Forbes’ Chief Technology Officer.
This is far from the company’s first step into the metaverse; last year, it transformed one of its magazine covers into an NFT, and in March, it sponsored the first Digital Assets and Web3 Summit, which was attended by major industry experts.