Are you new to the NFT space and want to learn more about where, and who to turn your attention to? This can be difficult when your feed moves at 100 miles per hour, bad actors can quickly creep in and misdirect our attention to unimportant and damaging ideas. Ideally, newcomers want a refined list, somewhere they can go to find reputable names and learn from, a source of contact that they can trust, and retrieve value from.
Since the rise of NFTs, individuals have surfaced from all corners of the globe bringing layers of depth and experience to the table. From building projects, sharing knowledge, creating art, or simply bringing positive vibes, these individuals are the pioneers of the space and they have earned themselves a newfound reputation as ‘influencers’. These individuals have garnered large followings and are contributing to the growth of the space and the entire community. Of course through learning you will begin to find the individuals who speak out to you the most, but this list will help to kickstart your search!
Below I will list 5 personalities who have been recognized by the community as important and of value to the space. Your NFT exploration starts right here in this week’s edition of influencer spotlight.
Herb is a renowned OG ape, recognizable through his DMT fur and pizza trait! Closing in on 10k followers, he is a humble, wise and informative source of information. If he is not in the BAYC discord tending to his moderating duties, he is scouring Twitter, contacting some of the biggest names in the NFT space. Herb is working alongside Ohh Shiny as co-host for the Ohh Shiny show, an esteemed daily Twitter space that focuses on the community and culture within the NFT world. He is doing a tremendous job, helping to spread knowledge, uplifting individuals, and communities to be their best in the NFT space every single day. He is certainly one of the core figures in the space that has enabled everyone around to flourish!
Vicki is one of the most noticeable figures in the space, known for her British accent and pink-haired mutant. She is an empowering figure, a positive force of energy, and an exemplar role model for everyone in the space. She is providing the community with enormous value through her advice, and her latest podcast venture, ‘Mutant Monday’ a weekly interview featuring special guests from the BAYC and MAYC. Additionally, she hosts a number of other Twitter spaces discussing pertinent topics and spotlighting some of the most exciting people and communities. Since her entry, she has amassed an amazing 14,000 followers and continues to grow!
Timpers is a widely renowned ape, recognized by the BAYC as their favorite artist, he is known for his pixel art and vibrant style as well as the ape universe that he is creating with The Boring Ape Chronicles collection. Furthermore, he is also one of the artists working on the Nouns project, a 10k generative pfp collection that is pushing the boundaries of web 3.0. Timpers is a positive force of energy and dove deep into the NFT space in February, with 32,000 followers he is certainly an artist to follow.
Since entering the NFT space, Hunter has worked to create value through ideas and collections, namely bloot and more recently his content creating platform Futureproof. This is a web3 media agency comprised of some of the biggest and creative minds in the NFT space, providing value to NFT beginners and experts alike who want to keep up to date with the latest news. Hunter has garnered over 52,000 followers since his entry and hosts a discord chat with over 3000 members, making him an important community figure.
Cleg FX is the creative director of a web 3.0 creative platform that creates sneakers and collectibles for the metaverse and 1/3 of RTFKT studios. He is pioneering digital fashion with NFTs, utilizing the latest technology and developments to create some of the most cutting-edge artifacts in the NFT space. Since his entry into the NFT scene, he has amassed over 45,000 followers, and will soon be ready to unveil the highly anticipated NFT avatar project Clone X.
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!