Forbes has announced that the latest iteration of its revered “Under 30” series will be etched onto the Ethereum blockchain for the first time.
This narratives of the exceptional individuals featured in the list will be permanently recorded on the blockchain, marking a significant foray into the intersection of traditional media and web3.
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire Among Judges
The “Under 30” list spans across 20 diverse categories, including art, entertainment, retail and e-commerce, finance, and investment.
The judges for the “30 Under 30 Finance 2024” list comprise influential figures such as Circle co-founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire, and Web3 practitioners like Injective Labs founders Eric Chen and Albert Chon, and Fractal co-founder and co-CEO Aya Kantorovich, among others.
Forbes, recognized for spotlighting the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders, is leveraging the Ethereum blockchain to immortalize its data.
The move aligns with Forbes’ commitment to marrying traditional media with cutting-edge technology.
Vadim Supitskiy, Forbes’ Chief Digital and Information Officer, emphasized the significance of this step, stating:
“By launching the Under 30 list on the Ethereum blockchain, we’re not just recognizing the influential young leaders; we’re also demonstrating the vast, untapped potential of blockchain technology in the realm of data storage and security.”
The blockchain-enabled “Under 30” list is positioned as just the beginning of Forbes’ foray into blockchain technology, showcasing its commitment to innovation and foresight in the dynamic digital landscape.
Taha Ahmed, Forbes’ Chief Growth Officer, echoed this sentiment, expressing excitement about further exploration of how blockchain and Web3 technologies can transform the way important information is shared, stored, and secured.