Forbes Launches Virtual Billionaires NFT Collection on FTX

Forbes NFT FTX

Bob Coiney

April 12, 2022

Recently Forbes released various lists stating the top billionaires overall and in specific industries such as cryptocurrency. However, in an interesting turn of events, Forbes recently unveiled a new NFT collection for virtual Billionaires. 

The Virtual Billionaire NFT collection is a first-of-its-kind NFT project in the media industry. It includes a set of fictional investors with a theoretical portfolio and virtual net worth based on NYSE pricing. In addition, every NFT billionaire has unique eccentric Forbes accessories with exciting hobbies that will be ranked daily on the upcoming Forbes Virtual NFT Billionaire list. 

Forbes x FTX

To turn this NFT collection into reality, Forbes partnered with the leading global cryptocurrency exchange FTX and will release an ERC-721 token on April 13. Forbes subscribers had early access to the collection and the sale, which includes the initial drop of 100 Virtual NFT billionaires. 

“With the Forbes virtual Billionaires NFT collection, we are seeing an established and reputable media company endeavor into the blockchain industry,” said Head of Strategy at FTX US, Tristan Yver. “We are excited to partner with Forbes on their first NFT sale and will continue to encourage innovation and entry into the digital asset community.”

Vadim Supitskiy, the CTO of Forbes, said,

“The launch of this collection is an important step as Forbes embraces Web3 and digital assets, and it provides an opportunity for our audience to better engage in this space too,” He added, “Last year, we turned a Forbes cover into an NFT, demonstrating that journalism is as immutable as a piece of one-of-a-kind artwork. In March, we shaped the conversation around digital assets and Web3 at our inaugural Summit. Now, we’re cementing our place in the Metaverse by launching these interactive collectibles that can be authenticated and traded on the blockchain.”

To understand more about the NFT Billionaires collection and the required steps to participate in the upcoming sale event, along with the perks afforded to Forbes subscribers, visit: Forbes Virtual NFT Billionaires.