Digital Assets: VanEck Offers The First Ever NFTs From A Global Asset Manager

May 3, 2022 | Digital Assets, News
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The VanEck Community NFT project traces the journey of a fictional character, Hammy (modeled after Alexander Hamilton), as he explores the past, present, and future of monetary policy.

VanEck, a global asset manager with about $85.5 billion of assets under management, has launched the VanEck Community NFT via the release of 1,000 VanEck NFTs. The VanEck Community NFTs are being designed in partnership with NUMOMO, a premier global creative NFT agency, and reside on the Ethereum ecosystem, an open-source blockchain with smart contract functionality. (VanEck)

VanEck Community NFT

VanEck will release 1,000 of its Community NFTs. Themed on a fictional character Hammy, the free NFTs will be airdropped to the first 1,000 applicants who sign up to receive these.

“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,” said JP Lee, VanEck Community NFT Co-Founder.

The NFTs will be divided into three categories: commons (which will total 750), rare (approximately 230), and legendary (approximately 20). It is compulsory to have a crypto wallet address to receive an NFT.

Depending on the category of NFT held, the holders would get special perks including early access to VanEck’s digital asset research, exclusive invitations to in-person and virtual events, and 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 and the insights of an inclusive community of digital assets enthusiasts and investors,” said Matthew Bartlett, VanEck Community NFT Co-Founder.

VanEck has made it clear that it will not be listing or selling any NFTs on trading platforms such as OpenSea, and that its NFTs are digital memorabilia intended solely for entertainment purposes, given as a gift.

Also, the NFTs may not be sold or transferred by the recipients.

Related Story: Fractional Investment In $500M Hedge Fund Through NFTs

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