German Intelligence Agency BND Launches Gamified Blockchain Recruitment Campaign with ‘Dogs of BND’ NFT Collection

The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), a German intelligence agency, recently launched a non-fungible token (NFT) collection called “Dogs of BND” intended to attract and recruit talented individuals through a gamified blockchain treasure hunt. This collection comprises 999 dog-themed profile pictures (PFPs), each customized with cyber security-themed wearables. To acquire the NFTs, participants must complete a cyber quest by discovering a hidden string of characters, such as a wallet address, transaction hash, block, or token number scattered by the agency. German citizens who wish to participate in the treasure hunt must locate the relevant data and successfully mint it into their collection.