VanEck has unveiled a new way for investors and the crypto-curious to join the VanEck crypto community via the launch of the VanEck Community NFT.
This initiative involves the release of 1,000 VanEck NFTs and is designed to showcase the real-world utility inherent in the NFT structure. VanEck finds this utility compelling for the long-term growth story of both this space and the underlying smart contract technology.
Launched on the Ethereum ecosystem, an open source blockchain with smart contract functionality, VanEck Community NFTs are being designed in partnership with NUMOMO, a global creative NFT agency. The project will trace the journey of a fictional character, Hammy (modelled after Alexander Hamilton), as he explores the past, present and future of monetary policy and encounters characters that assist him in his missions. 1,000 total NFTs will be divided into three categories: commons (which will total 750), rare (approximately 230) and legendary (approximately 20).
Holders of each NFT will have access to a variety of special benefits, based on the category of NFT they hold, which may include early access to VanEck’s digital asset research, exclusive invitations to in-person and virtual events, and much more.
“We’ve designed the VanEck Community NFT to function like a digital membership card, providing NFT holders with exclusive access to a wide range of events, digital asset research and the insights of an inclusive community of digital assets enthusiasts and investors,” says Matthew Bartlett, VanEck Community NFT Co-Founder.
“Since NFTs first emerged as a means to showcase compelling digital art, we haven’t overlooked that part of the equation either. Our NFTs will all feature eye-popping 3D avatars and narrative-style videos that will help create a real sense of story and spur discussion, debate and community. Our character ‘Hammy’ is going to be an outstanding guide for anyone interested in seeing the past, present and future of finance unfold,” says JP Lee, VanEck Community NFT Co-Founder.
VanEck partnered with South Korea-based NUMOMO for the NFT project. NUMOMO’s core mission is to onboard the next million metaverse users through innovative NFT projects. “We’re proud to support VanEck as we explore the cutting-edge world of NFTs together in a very forward-looking way,” says Rolf Hoefer, co-founder of NUMOMO. “We love this project, and we love the people we’ve worked with at VanEck just as much—to do great work, with great people, that’s something worth getting up for.”