If you had gotten into crypto earlier, you’d probably be a millionaire by now. At least, that’s the common sentiment shared by those who missed the boat on the 2013 and/or 2017 Bitcoin booms. Hindsight is almost always 20/20, but we cannot change what has happened in the past. Rather, we can only use our experience to prepare for and build for our own future.
This is precisely the attitude of Daniel Maegaard, better known in the NFT space as the influential collector and investor Seedphrase. Having made a small fortune by investing in Bitcoin and altcoins nearly a decade ago, he no longer has to speculate whether or not his investing goals are attainable. His story has been told, and he’s become somewhat of a model of prosperity in Web3.
Yet, while the high life undoubtedly suits him, Maegaard has found himself identifying with the conventional rags-to-riches narrative less and less. So instead of stepping to his cue as a poster child for crypto-trading success, he’s now moving in a direction that seems somewhat left-field for someone of his unique stature. In 2023, he says he will be actively trying to reshape his longstanding identity.
Creating a dual existence IRL and in the metaverse
Seven Trait, Smart Money Danny, Seedphrase, whatever you may call him, Maegaard’s identity as a crypto savant is undeniable. Known throughout the NFT space as the owner of CryptoPunk #8348, a.k.a (arguably) the rarest of all CryptoPunks, his accolades as a collector, builder, and overall proponent of blockchain tech are known to all who traverse the tokenized side of Web3. But over the past year, a new facet of Maegaard’s identity has been introduced to the public.
Seedphrase the DJ, which the NFT community (and, to a lesser extent, the electronic music community) is sure to have witnessed behind the decks at more than a few shows and festivals, has slowly become synonymous with Web3 party culture. A character that coincides with Maegaard’s influential Party Degenerates NFT project ecosystem, Seedphrase — a DJ who presents himself clad in a helmet that is visually identical to Punk #8348 — has started to take on a life of his own.
“When it all started, it was only meant to be this one-off thing. Seedphrase was just going to show up to a party and start DJing,” Maegaard said in an interview with nft now. “But after that first night, and seeing the reaction from people and receiving just such an incredibly positive response, I realized that I might have something here. That was kind of the birth of Seedphrase, when I actually realized, ‘Okay, I can take this somewhere.’”
Source NFT Now