’s Pacman Publicizes Identity After 401 Days of Pseudonymity

Pacman’s decision to go public was inspired by Blur’s “exponential” growth.

Blur NFT skull face putting on skull mask
  • One of the builders behind Blur, known as “Pacman”, has shared his image with the community.
  • Pacman opined that exponential community growth drove his decision to end his anonymity. 
  • The introduction follows recent NFT trading volumes on Blur surpassing OpenSea volumes.

The zero-fee NFT marketplace is fresh in the NFT scene but has already surpassed one of the titan marketplaces, OpenSea.

On February 22nd, 2023, the co-founder of Blur NFT marketplace Tieshun “Pacman” Roquerre has revealed his identity along with relevant historical facts in a Twitter thread.

The former pseudo-figurehead revealed that he had often disclosed his identity in “private calls to establish trust,” nominating the 6th largest BAYC NFT holder franklinisbored to attest to the claim.


According to the co-founder, he had enjoyed the anonymity of remaining pseudonymous for the first “401 days” of building Blur. However, as the NFT marketplace has “grown exponentially,” Roquerre made the call to finally introduce himself to the public.

Roquerre has stated that the increased growth of the Blur community is limiting his capacity for “1:1 calls,” and therefore, he has decided to share his “Web2” self for the public eye next to his “Web3” avatar most have come to know.

The OpenSea Usurper?

The co-founder’s revelation is hot on the heels of Blur toppling OpenSea with $500M worth of NFTs traded in the past seven days.


Considering the relative newness of Blur, the marketplace is already hosting high-rolling NFT collections such as Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), Doodles, Porsche 911, and more, preserving its current position in the ecosystem.

Furthermore, Blur is encouraging the NFT community to pledge loyalty to the platform to increase their chances of receiving more tokens in a new airdrop worth $300M, dubbed Season 2. Blur’s 100% loyalty requirement will increase users’ chances of getting more tokens, with those who list their NFTs only on Blur considered more loyal and thus more likely to receive larger token airdrops. 

Blur’s recent moves are expected to maintain the edge in the marketplace in the competitive NFT landscape.

On the Flipside

  • OpenSea has offered temporary zero trading fees to counter the rise of Blur.
  • Traders have not responded favorably and continue to gravitate towards Blur, expecting to receive more tokens.

Why You Should Care

By outperforming leading NFT marketplace OpenSea, Blur is poising itself for sustained growth, exemplified by the platform’s recent efforts to move away from pseudonymity, as displayed by Pacman.

Read this if you’d like to learn more about the Blur NFT marketplace:
NFT Marketplace Blur Launches Token, Volume Hits $780M

Read more about Blur’s domination of OpenSea:
Blur Outstrips OpenSea with $500M Worth of NFTs Traded in a Week

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Monique Brelage

Monique Brelage is a South African cryptocurrency news reporter at DailyCoin focused on the Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL) ecosystems. She aims to convert complex topics into digestible and engaging news pieces for readers of all knowledge levels.   Before her journey with DailyCoin, Monique has immersed herself in the realm of NFTs and Web 3.0 since 2019. Her experience in multiple industries enables her to conduct critical analyses and convert it into her writing. She acknowledges the profound impact decentralization, Web 3.0 technology, and everything beyond will have on the future.   Monique completed a Bachelor of Communication from NWU in 2020. Her background in media studies, creative writing, and philosophy helped shape her method of news curation, thereby ensuring a broader perspective to help readers remain critical of what they see. Monique's articulation, writing quality, and work ethic are professional qualities she takes pride in.   Monique lives on a farm in South Africa with her partner and cat. She works on her NFT and tattoo art in her free time, and enjoys the natural world around her. She likes reading material that broadens her perspective, indie music, and video games to blow off some steam.