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German Foreign Intelligence Agency Rolls Out Dog-Themed NFT Collection

German Foreign Intelligence Agency Rolls Out Dog-Themed NFT Collection

With the collection, the agency aims to find and recruit cybersecurity talent. 

The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), the German foreign intelligence agency, made headlines when it embarked on an unusual mission: launching a collection of dog-themed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) designed to lure cybersecurity experts.

BND's creative campaign blends technology, art, and intelligence, offering a unique recruiting approach in an increasingly digital world.

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Earlier this month, the BND released its "Dogs of BND" NFT series, a tribute to its security dogs and "different intelligence roles."

Each of the 999 digital collectables can only be obtained by hunting down a unique character posted on the agency's Instagram page. This character string leads eager participants to an Ethereum address, opening the door to the treasure hunt and potential ownership of an NFT.

By harnessing the popularity of NFTs and the intrigue of a digital treasure hunt, the agency hopes to attract tech-savvy individuals who can help bolster national cybersecurity.

However, twelve elusive NFTs have yet to be released. The digital collectibles, according to the BND, will be the grand prizes in more complex challenges designed to test the knowledge of potential recruits. Future challenges could even involve hacking a smart contract.

With the rising popularity of the NFT hunt, the trading volumes and floor prices of NFTs have seen a significant increase. From June 21st to June 22nd, the price jumped from a mere 0.000001 Ether (ETH) to 0.052 ETH, making it worth almost $100. 

Even with this notable price hike, the overall liquidity remains low in the collection. On June 21st, the total volume rounded to about 1 ETH, indicating roughly 20 NFTs had been sold

The unique treasure hunt not only serves as an intriguing recruitment strategy but also stimulates interest and conversation about NFTs and cybersecurity, cementing the BND's place in the digital world.

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