THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
“Props to them (Curio DAO); there are some die-hard people that are in there every day, bringing in new people and creating engagement, doing a lot of activities. We never would’ve gotten where we are without their support.”
The name ‘Max Infeld’ is all but guaranteed a spot in the NFT history books. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Max was always destined for a career that involved art and crypto in one (or several) of its gratifying forms.
He got into crypto very early on. Learning about Namecoin led him to recognize blockchain’s immense potential for art and finance. Max is also credited with creating visionary community-based engagement experiences (Viral Monetary Units) leveraging currency and tokens with ledgers long before ‘Bitcoin’ became a buzzword. A web3 OG!
Max enjoyed a curious entry into the NFT space. One of his pseudonyms is Marisol Vengas, a community-based project that produced algorithmic artworks, which became part of a curated collection called Curio Cards – the first of its kind on Ethereum.
A creative pioneer in more senses than one, Max employed a revolutionary process to create the Curio Cards (numbers 27, 28, and 29.) Of the seven known artists who contributed to the collection, he was one of only two with physical artwork.
Cards 27, 28, and 29 (Blue, Pink, and Yellow) soon became sought-after commodities, with Max receiving a private offer of over a million dollars for #29. There are multiples of the digital versions of the cards that have all sold for amounts equating to many hundreds of thousands of dollars. Card 29 was in high demand once again, selling for an incredible 150 ETH ($300,000) at the time.
Just when he started coming to terms with the success of the Curio Cards, Max was again dumbfounded when the news broke that world-renowned auction house Christie’s (to be followed by Sotheby’s in the same month) would be auctioning a complete set of Curio Cards.
The support from his respective communities is fantastic. Max says: “Props to them (Curio DAO); there are some die-hard people that are in there every day, bringing in new people and creating engagement, doing a lot of activities. We never would’ve gotten where we are without their support.”
Beyond the involvement in the Curio community, Max continues to make artwork in his studios in Chico, California, and spends most of his time supporting web3 gaming and DAOs with Dacoco, the creator of Alien Worlds.