Since going live in October, Blur has been attracting customers and has also found a way to retain its customer base.
NFT Blur marketplace CEO Pacman has finally revealed his true identity since the company launched in October 2022. The 24-year-old entrepreneur took to Twitter on February 22 to to unveil his person by posting a photo of him. Blue’s pseudonymous former CEO has revealed his true identity at a time when claims of real identities remain a controversial topic.
Who is the CEO of Blur?
In the Twitter thread, the CEO of Blur, whose name is Tieshun Roquerre, said he plans to dox or build the platform incognito. He later went with tips to initially conceal his identity from doxx later. Pacman also explained that he had to doxx on private calls for trust or other reasons. Noting why he had to come into the light and reveal his identity as CEO of Blur, Roquerre wrote:
“Now that the Blur community has grown exponentially, I no longer have the ability to make as many 1:1 calls as before. It’s time to share my identity publicly.
The CEO also said The Block he had never been rigid to hide from since launching Blur a few months ago. He explained how he preferred to use Pacman to represent the brand, knowing that he would eventually reveal his true identity. The young entrepreneur admitted that someone else would have exposed him if he hadn’t taken it upon himself.
Since going live in October, Blur has been attracting customers and has also found a way to retain its customer base. One of the ways the NFT market has succeeded in securing users is through scheduled airdrop tokens for constant traders and recurring users. Ahead of the CEO reveal, Blur recently won the unicorn title at a $1 billion valuation in talks with potential investors.
Blur Rivals OpenSea
Blur has positioned itself as a major rival to the popular OpenSea NFT marketplace. Competition between the two has intensified, forcing OpenSea to eliminate the 2.5% fee on sales and reduce creator loyalty protections. Meanwhile, Blur does not charge market fees to traders. In fact, the new market airdropped its BLUR token to NFT traders last week. According data compiled by DappRadarEthereum NFT transaction volume attributed to Blur in the last seven days increased by 364.67%
The Blur CEO wrote a summary of his journey, noting that he dropped out of high school at age 17. He then joined Y Combinator’s accelerator program, after which he attended MIT to study math with computer science. Subsequently, Roquerre was awarded the Thiel Fellowship, a $10,000 prize initiated by venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Pacman started Namebase after receiving the Thiel Fellowship, but sold the decentralized domain name tracker to Namecheap in 2021.
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