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Known for his philosophical Twitter threads and love of decentralization, the pseudonymous 6529 has emerged as a critical thought leader in the NFT space. In addition to being one of Web3’s voices of wisdom, 6529 is a top-tier collector and a mission-driven builder who has been championing the establishment of an open metaverse against the specter of centralized and corporate players like Meta.

22 Jun 2022 | nft now | Download PDF

Ujwal Puri is a Mumbai-based photographer who has listed several of his photographs as NFTs online. Here’s how he did it.

Yet another copyright model — Creative Commons 0 License — makes it possible for the NFT to be released free of cost for everyone to use. I have sold one such image to Punk6529 and the image is available free of cost to everyone.

14 Jun 2022 | GQ India | Download PDF

Andreessen Horowitz and Paradigm have begun investing directly in hype-fuelled market of digital collectibles.

Punk6529, who declined to provide his birth name because of privacy concerns, said he decided to raise a fund to provide an “NFT native” outlet for the wave of big-money investors he expects to enter the market. He said NFTs will become essential to what he calls the “open metaverse”, an expansive virtual playground where 3D avatars can mingle.

13 May 2022 | Financial Times | Download PDF

Announced on Thursday, the 6529 Museum District is the pseudonymous NFT collector’s most ambitious project yet.

In the alpha version, the 6529 Museum District features NFTs owned by Punk6529 and other OM team members, with approximately 25 galleries displaying over 2000 NFTs. Inspired by physical museum districts such as the Houston Museum District or Museumsquartier in Vienna, the project aims to leverage private collections to promote the idea of decentralized art and self-governing metaverse.

19 Apr 2022 | | Download PDF

CoinMarketCap and Nansen look at the latest happenings in the metaverse — from Punk6529 launching a metaverse museum district, to Epic Games and Lego Group partnering to build a metaverse.

Dubbed OM, the open metaverse project is looking to attract millions of users. Punk6529 is gunning for an open platform that is built and shared by the community, with a broader vision of launching 10 self-governing cities with a maximum population of 10 million each.

After launching a museum district with a long list of top NFTs, punk6529 bullishly told their 323,200 Twitter followers that it might be “the most high-end art NFTs ever displayed in one place.”

Popular NFT collector “punk6529” today unveiled an ambitious open Metaverse project that is looking to attract 100 million users. The self-funded project is dubbed “OM” and aims to be an open platform that is built and shared by the community. The broader vision for the project is to launch 10 self-governing cities with a max population of 10 million each.

For some crypto holders, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an opportunity⁠—and a validation of their increasingly radical beliefs.

Last month, a non-fungible token, or NFT, collector who goes by the pseudonymous Twitter handle @punk6529 posted a 56-part Twitter thread that ripped through the crypto world with viral intensity. Writing in response to the Canadian government’s decision to obstruct bitcoin transactions by members of the trucker convoy occupying Ottawa, punk6529 began with a stern pronouncement: “There are no other constitutional rights in substance without freedom to transact.”

Keep up with these leading lights of the NFT movement to hear about the next movers and shakers in the red-hot non-fungible token space.

Looking to read epic threads about the potential of NFTs and the metaverse? Follow the pseudonymous punk6529, a deep-pocketed collector and frequent pontificator who reliably shares thoughtful, viral threads about what he sees ahead in the space. One prominent example about NFTs in the year 2030 begins, “However bullish you are on NFTs, you are wrong. You are insufficiently bullish. 6529 has gone to the mountaintop and there is almost nothing in life that 6529 is as sure of as this.”

30 Dec 2021 | | Download PDF

How to (cautiously and skeptically) fall down the rabbit hole.

Punk6529, @punk6529
This anonymous NFT collector is known for sharing some of the most contrarian (and epic-length) Twitter essays in the crypto-influencer scene. In October, they tweeted a sweeping, 31-part treatise about NFTs, using no fewer than five different metaphors, including a stockbroker, a wheat silo, and a bagel shop.

30 Nov 2021 | | Download PDF

Can you put a price on a growing brand in the NFT space? Maybe, but not for the owner of this Punk avatar.

Some NFT collectors and creators have even opted to go by their Punk’s name. For example, Punk 6529 is well known for his sprawling Twitter threads about his vision for the future of NFTs and the metaverse.

18 Oct 2021 | | Download PDF

NFT collector spent millions for a complete Squiggle series.

NFT collector Punk6529 has purchased a $1.67 million Chromie Squiggle, adding it to their $20 million NFT collection featuring CryptoPunks, Art Blocks, and various avatars. This purchase was the second biggest NFT acquisition in the past week, behind a $1.9 million Bored Ape.

20 Sep 2021 | | Download PDF

It’s sometimes difficult to determine if crypto has communities or cults. Punk6529′s NFT slang guide may help.

Yesterday, the pseudonymous non-fungible token (NFT) trader and influencer punk6529 wrote down a list of terms commonly used on Twitter among the Bored Apes, Punks and Penguins. It’s a dictionary for degens. “We have a lot of newcomers to NFT Twitter. This is a thread to teach them our ways,” they wrote. Indeed, NFTs are back in the spotlight. Celebrities have swapped their profile pics for cartoon headshots. New projects launch and gain stream weekly. Billions worth of digital assets trade.

2 Sep 2021 | | Download PDF