With the non-fungible token (NFT) auction, it was revealed who bought Beeple’s work “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”, which was sold at a record price.
It was announced that the global NFT fund Metapurse won the auction by paying $ 69.3 million on the auction platform called Christie’s. A blog post was shared on Thursday explaining the real names of the people behind the project.
According to the announcement, the user named MetaKovan, who received Beeple’s $ 69 million NFT, is Vignesh Sundaresan, the founder of Metapurse. Before establishing Metapurse, Sundaresan opened the crypto currency exchange named Coins-e in 2013 and took an active part in the sector as the co-founder of BitAccess, the crypto ATM project.
Sundaresan runs the Metapurse fund with Anand Venkateswaran, also known under the pseudonym Twobadour. Both Sundaresan and Venkateswaran were born in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Sundaresan and Venkateswaran said, “We could hide our name, but we have decided to provide a few tips to our joint press release with Christie’s. […] Our aim was to show the Indians and people of color that they can have a say, and that the crypto industry is a power that offers equality. The distance between the West and other regions is getting shorter. Especially the south is rising. ”They also described their nicknames as” exosuit (mechanical exoskeleton) “rather than” mask “.