- Forbes has launched its Under 30 list on the Ethereum blockchain
- The initiative reflects Forbes’ commitment to promoting blockchain technology and is the first of more such moves
- The decision comes two years late for Sam Bankman-Fried, who made the 2021 class
In an industry first, Forbes has revealed that it will launch its Under 30 list on the Ethereum blockchain. The outlet called the move a “groundbreaking initiative” that “showcases the integration of blockchain technology in securing and storing data with unparalleled transparency and permanence,” although thankfully the development comes two years too late for Sam Bankman-Fried to be enshrined in blockchain lore. Forbes says that the move is one of a number of tricks it has up its sleeve to promote blockchain technology in the coming years.
Achievements “Preserved Indefinitely”
Forbes’ Under 30 list is renowned for spotlighting young entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders which, at the time, reflect trends in the emerging sectors. Fittingly, this year the list will be imprinted on the Ethereum blockchain, cementing the legacy of those listed.
Each category and individual profile featured on the Under 30 list will be recorded on the Ethereum blockchain, “ensuring that the achievements and stories of these remarkable individuals are preserved indefinitely.” This move illustrates Forbes’ commitment to merging traditional media with cutting-edge technology, as it recognizes influential young leaders while showcasing the untapped potential of blockchain in data storage and security.
Vadim Supitskiy, Forbes’ Chief Digital and Information Officer, emphasized the publication’s position at the forefront of innovation, stating, “By launching the Under 30 list on the Ethereum blockchain, we’re not just recognizing influential young leaders; we’re also demonstrating the vast, untapped potential of blockchain technology in the realm of data storage and security.”
Forbes Misses Bankman-Fried Bullet
The blockchain-recorded Under 30 list is just the beginning of the outlets’ foray into the blockchain world, as Taha Ahmed, Forbes’ Chief Growth Officer, expressed excitement about further exploration of how blockchain and Web3 technologies can transform the sharing, storing, and securing of crucial information.
One man whose name thankfully won’t be recorded for posterity is FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who was named in the 2021 list, a name that Forbes wishes it could scrub form that class.