The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has launched a series of NFTs called Dogs of BND on the OpenSea marketplace as part of a campaign to attract cryptocurrency and blockchain experts to the agency.
BND chose German Shepherds as the main theme of the NFT collection.
BND spokeswoman Isabelle Kalbitzer told Decrypt that “all 987 available non-fungible tokens have found new owners” by June 21st. The collection was released on June 5th.
In order to receive the token, the agency offered to pass a kind of “blockchain test” with the decoding of a number of symbols associated with Ethereum. The initiative was launched on the service’s Instagram profile, which focuses on hiring at BND.
“With the blockchain challenge and the NFT collection, we wanted to playfully highlight that BND is an amazing employer that is also active in their areas of expertise,” Kalbitzer said.
Recall that in June, bitcoin enthusiasts bought a non-fungible CryptoPunk #8611 token for 54.5 ETH (~$94,000 at the time of the transaction) and sent it to the burning address.
In April, sportswear manufacturer Puma announced a collection of NFT sneakers in collaboration with digital artist Wagmi-san and store 10KTF..