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Wanna know who's behind the cute gotchis? We got ya covered. Presenting the people behind Aavegotchi!
Dan aka Coder Dan, is a full stack developer and the creator of Yield Hero, a DeFi dapp that enables users to redirect their AAVE yield toward any address they wish. He is also known for his lead role developing the first ERC721 staked with ERC20s NFT platform, Bullionix. Daniel is based in Fujian, China and fluent in Chinese. In addition to his work in tech, Dan is a tier 1 growth hacker leading Aavegotchi’s initial growth to over 10k Twitter followers and 6000 active Discord citizens. His previous work saw his brand’s Weibo, Bilibili, and WeChat Official account balloon to over 1.5 million followers.
Jesse, AKA GldnXross is a product centric founder who has had a leadership role developing some of the most well known NFT platforms to date including the very first NFT minting platform, Mintable, which is now available on both Ethereum and Zilliqa blockchains. He is also the creator of the Value-Staked NFTs concept mentioned above as the creator of Bullionix.io which was the first to offer 3D, high resolution digital collectibles staked with gold stable coins. Prior to his work with Ethereum dapps, Jesse was heavily involved on the digital assets exchange side of the industry serving as the head of international development for ZB Group and prior to that served in China for Lenovo Mobile Unit as a Motorola product improvement and mergers specialist.
Xavier Iturralde aka xibot, is one of the Crypto Art scene’s most accomplished artists and entrepreneurs. His distinct pixel art work has earned him the attention (and sales volume) of NFT traders on OpenSea and Rarible. His innovative $PIXEL token was among the very first social tokens to take hold and demonstrate that NFTs tied to social tokens is a model with legs. His passionate followers are yet another cause for the fomo around Aavegotchi’s all-star team.
Nick Mudge is one of Ethereum’s most accomplished solidity developers. The ERC998 composables standard was authored by Mudge and is among the most important aspect of the Aavegotchi game, allowing a “parent” NFT to equip and carry “child” NFTs with them. More recently, Mudge has headed Ethereum research and development for what has been dubbed the Diamond Standard. This standard offers major breakthroughs for upgradeable contracts and is quickly being adopted by governance focused DAOs.
Jc is a business development strategist and blockchain enthusiast, with a wealth of experience connecting and networking with some of the brightest minds in the cryptocurrency space. An entrepreneurial and self-motivated team player, he has demonstrated talent for building relationships, influencing strategic partnerships, developing new sales channels, and using social media and viral marketing with remarkable effectiveness. One of his biggest passions is introducing and promoting new companies and assisting them with their start-ups. His enthusiasm for the space is based on an unshakable belief in the disruptive power of blockchain technology.
The Dream Team Assembles
This is the team, behind the meme. A dream team by anyone's standards, poised to take over the world. The following story is a fairly accurate account of how the team came together. Artfully quilled by Vanilladelphia.eth Aapprentice et al.
The year was 2011... or maybe 2012. Coder Dan had just finished his college career, when he decided to pursue his real passion. Selling candy, on a beach in China. Dan knew they wouldn't just hand this prestegeious job out to any old schlub, especially a foreigner like him. That's when our hero decided he'd better get a real job, and become a Youtube celebrity... and that's just what he did. Fast forward after a couple of years, and young Coderdan was ready to go back to the beach.
"It's time to sell some candy" Said Dan.
And what a salesman he was! Although unfortunately he wasn't good enough to sell candy on the beach, the young man stuck his bell with such vigor it caught the eye of another young bystander Jesse, AKA GldnXross. The two became fast frens, frolicking together, and making wonderful music. Luckily for us, the maiyatang didn't work out, and the duo went on to much greater things...
When our dreamers decided they would create an entirely on chain version of the classic toy from the 90's everyone called them crazy. But Coder Dan had heard this before, but he knew they WERE right. they couldn't do this, at least not by themselves. They needed the best, nigh, the best of the best... but who? "Xibot!" Dan said immediately. "If there is anyone who can capture the essence of a classic so near and dear to our hearts, it has to be him!". "Hmm, but what about the smart contracts?" said GldnXross. Surely there is no one possibly good enough to store these things ENTIRELY on chain! "There's one person" said Dan. "this guy loves smart contracts so much, he writes smart contracts for smart contracts." "Wait, I've heard of this guy..." Said GldnXross "Nick Mudge!" "And Community? Surely we will need someone incredible to quash the spammers, and help the noobs!" Dan looked up... "There is tell of a man, with the patience of a saint, and the banhammer of Thor." The name of that man? JC Crown.
So this is how our heroes assembled, some details have been edited for time.