NFT spotlight: week 2
Your NFT exploration starts right here!
The NFT space is difficult to navigate, for newcomers and NFT OGs alike, it is impossible to track the most resourceful information. Amongst the crowd, there are a number of credible personalities, however, there are also bad actors that can guide newcomers down the wrong path. For this very reason, I have decided to compile a list of reputable names in the NFT scene each week to ensure that you find the right information quickly, and simply!
Last week’s spotlight saw 5 influencers presented, all of whom contributed something unique to the NFT space. From art, knowledge, collecting, and learning they are all invaluable sources of information.
This week, 5 more influencers have been added in reflection of what they contribute to the space. They have each grown a significant following and have helped to propel the space forward with their input and support. From my experience and from the community opinion, the 5 names on this list are important to follow and to stay up to date with. Your NFT exploration starts right here, in this second edition of influencers Spotlight.
DeeZe is an OG NFT collector and enthusiast who is a keen advocate for photography and art. He regularly hosts Twitter spaces spotlighting the most exciting collections, influencers, and artists in the space, all of which can be found on his Spotify. In addition, he showcases his vast collection across 5 NFT galleries which you can view virtually in the Metaverse. He is also the community manager for Fractional art, a platform that gives fractional ownership for some of the most sought-after NFTs. Today Deeze has established a following of 101k Twitter followers and continues to educate newcomers.
4156 has been in the NFT and crypto scene for a long time, he has curated a portfolio of NFTs that include XCOPY, Beeple, and most notably his CryptoPunk, purchased for over 1 million dollars. He is known for his informative Twitter threads that detail ideas and the future of the NFT space and has gathered a following of 82k. However perhaps most importantly, he is the founder of Nouns, a 10k pixel art collection where one noun is released once a day, forever. The collection is pushing the boundaries of web 3.0 through an active DAO, auctions, and exciting proposals for the metaverse and real world.
Claire Silver is a renowned AI collaborative artist with an extensive NFT collection, namely her recognizable crypto punk which she has centered her identity around! An OG in the crypto and NFT scene, she has garnered over 23.4k Twitter followers. She is passionate about growing the community and reinvests portions of her ETH back into the ecosystem, purchasing a number of 1/1 artworks from smaller and inspiring creators. Additionally, Claire is the co-founder of Accelerate Art, a digital art gallery and artist accelerator program that spotlights the work of artists, in a virtual world called CrytpoVoxels.
Richerd is a web developer and the co-founder of manifoldxyz, a web 3.0 company that specializes in the deployment of smart contracts. Richered has been in the crypto scene for a decade, initially beginning with his first Bitcoin in 2012, he has now established himself into one of the most insightful faces of the NFT community garnering a following of over 72.1k followers. He offers his knowledge through threads that help beginners to set up, how to protect themselves and be safe in the NFT world. With an impressive portfolio of NFTs, he is mostly recognized for his 3D punk, an NFT for which he recently turned down $9.5M for.
Farokh is one of the most renowned positive energies in the NFT space. He began his digital career by building his Instagram page goodlife which has accumulated over 2.5 million followers as well as his personal Instagram with 230k followers. Since then, he has developed his brand over a number of digital platforms with clubhouse kickstarting his NFT journey and now Twitter, where he regularly hosts his own show Rug Radio. With a serious passion for NFTs he has an array of collectibles ranging from Cool cats, Bored Apes, Crypto Punks, Toadz, and Dead Fellaz to name a few. He has now gathered the support of 91.5k Twitter followers and also offers his advice to some of the most exciting and upcoming collections.
There are certainly varying degrees of opinion and agreement regarding where the best knowledge stems from. As always, I encourage you to do your own research to supplement any information that you receive!
So, who would you like to see spotlighted next week? In week 2 I will be revealing another 5 personalities, so stay tuned! Head over to my Twitter and leave your suggestions in the comments of this article. See you for the next issue!