Michael Terpin Joins Accursed Share’s Board of Advisors

We are pleased to announce that Michael Terpin will be joining the Board of Advisors of Accursed Share. 

Michael Terpin is one of the highest-profile entrepreneurs, investors and thought-leaders in the blockchain sector. He co-founded the first angel group for bitcoin investors, BitAngels, in early 2013, and the first-ever digital currency fund, the BitAngels/Dapps Fund, in March 2014. He is currently a senior advisor to Alphabit Fund, one of the world’s largest digital currency hedge funds. Terpin’s work with more than 100 token crowd sales, including Augur, Ethereum, MaidSafe, Neo and Qtum, led to CNBC calling Terpin “the godfather of crypto.” He is the founder and CEO of Transform Group, the leading PR and advisory company for the public blockchain industry, and he organizes the long-running CoinAgenda global investor conference series and monthly TokenMatch investor events.

Prior to his involvement in the blockchain, Terpin founded and sold Marketwire, the first Internet-based press release distribution company, now owned by the West Corp. division of Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) and his first PR firm, The Terpin Group, now part of FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN). He is on the board of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, and he is a popular speaker on the global blockchain circuit.

“We are incredibly excited to be working with Michael. As a blockchain visionary, his understanding of what’s needed to build a successful PR strategy in this space will help Accursed Share reach millions.”

John Connor, Co-founder of Accursed Share. 

Accursed Share is the first artist-led outfit for conceptual experimentation in cryptoart. It centers on individual projects by established and emergent artists who are interested in taking the possibilities provided by NFT smart contracts to their outer limits. Mr Terpin has described Accursed Share as “one of the most interesting and ambitious projects I’ve come across in years. These are artists and technologists starting with the blank canvas that is NFT technology and exploring all of its creative implications.”

Accursed Share’s first project, Curse NFT, presents collectors with a real-life algorithmic hex that can only be lifted through smart contract technology. About Curse NFT, Mr Terpin has said: “[Accursed Share’s] first piece is the most famous face on the Internet who is not a celebrity, and the story of how technology effectively became her.”

In addition to producing narrative-driven cryptoart pieces and installations, Accursed Share is in the early stages of developing a platform that will unlock the creative potential of smart contracts for millions of digital artists, allowing them to make multifaceted dynamic NFTs without needing a developer. 

Mr Terpin’s endorsement of Accursed Share is an affirmation of its vision and its relevance to the emerging NFT space. It provides Accursed Share with the most seasoned and discerning support available in the blockchain environment, reaching into the earliest days of the movement to make the most of its current momentum.

We are honoured and delighted to have Mr Terpin on our Advisory Board, to ensure Accursed Share is steered in the best way possible. He will be joining Mr Jefferson Hack in this position.