The co-founder of the NFT marketplace of the moment, Blur, revealed himself to the community of crypto-lovers on Twitter under the name Pacman. In reality, the 24-year-old young man’s name is Tieshun Roquerre and he recounted that he dropped out of both high school and MIT.
Blur: co-founder reveals his identity to crypto Twitter
In a roundup of tweets, viewed at the time of writing by as many as 1.1 million users, Tieshun Roquerre, aka “Pacman,” reveals that he is the co-founder of the NFT marketplace of the moment, Blur.
When we started working on Blur 401 days ago, I had a conversation with @_anishagnihotri on whether to doxx or build pseudonymously. I was 50/50 on both choices, but Anish pointed out that being pseudo gave me optionality to doxx later on. It's hard to say no to free options!
— Pacman | Blur.io (@PacmanBlur) February 22, 2023
The 24-year-old recounts how he initially chose to build the Blur platform anonymously, enjoying the privacy of a pseudonym. But at current growth levels that have surpassed industry leader OpenSea, the young man decided to reveal his identity.
In his first Twitter description, Pacman recounts his young career in four points as follows:
- Dropped out of high school to go through Y Combinator at 17
- Studied Math with Computer Science at MIT
- Received the Thiel Fellowship to leave MIT and start Namebase
- Sold Namebase to Namecheap
Blur: co-founder chooses to keep up with his Pacman avatar identity
In his tweets, the co-founder of Blur then specified that he wants to continue to be recognized as his avatar version “Pacman.”
Roquerre is reportedly a 24-year-old who worked as a software engineer at the e-commerce site Teespring and then dropped out of high school. He then co-founded StrongIntro and pursued it through the startup accelerator Y Combinator.
The young man then spent a two-year stint at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before dropping out of school to found the crypto domain startup Namebase, for which he raised $5 million and then sold to Namecheap within three years.
Blur was launched last October with plans to launch the BLUR token in early 2023 for NFT traders.
The immediate boom of the BLUR token
BLUR, the token of Blur, was launched on the Huobi crypto-exchange exactly on 14 February with the BLU/USDT exchange pair.
The initial price of BLUR was $0.01, but on that same day BLUR reached a price of $9.90, which would be to date its all-time high (or ATH – All Time High).
Obviously this was a debut price pump of almost +10,000% in a few hours, which soon after ended up settling around $1, the current price at the time of writing.
And indeed, BLUR’s price from its debut to date has ranged from lows of $0.60 to highs of $1.3.
In addition to Huobi, it is already possible to trade BLUR on other crypto-exchanges such as OKX, Deepcoin, BTCEX, ByBit, and Bitget.