PENGUIN OF THE WEEK

Every week, the team comes together to highlight one community member who sets the tone for what it means to be a true Pengu! Scroll down to meet some of the most popular Penguins in our community.

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Namsan

I first learned about Pudgy Penguins through a conversation I was having with one of my cousins. I was into crypto at the time, his favorite animal was penguins. So I thought it'd be funny to google crypto penguins and Pudgy Penguins came up. Instantly fell in love. I've been holding Pudgys for about a year but a couple months ago I've decided to shift and partake in the community more. I owe so much to the Pudgy community, helping me become more confident in myself and want to spread positivity and help motivate others to be the best version of themselves, because that's what Pudgy has done for me. Spread love to everyone.

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SigmaPeng

I am deeply inspired by the resilience and comeback of Pudgy Penguins. As the former CMO of Deribit, I have seen firsthand how the best projects can thrive in tough times. I have committed to creating tribute video content for the Pudgy Penguins community whenever we have a significant run. I am heavily invested in Pudgy Penguins and it is the only NFT that I have never felt compelled to sell. I believe the branding decision to call them "Pudgy" will be remembered as one of the best in history. I have great faith in Luca and the team and am excited to see what is in store for everyone involved. My current goal is to build a dapp that makes all content created with an NFT's IP accessible to the next owner after it is sold. Additionally, I am working on property development and F&B projects in Bali. So, if anyone from the community wants to meet up for a "high-five" while in Bali, let me know.

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DrFi.eth

DrFi.eth, or Fiona as we all know her, is a long-time member of the huddle. She is best known for her passion for mental health, physical health, and ofc pudgies! She is a confident and eloquent speaker. Fiona co-hosts Huddle Health with the Pengu Princesses where she drops alpha about how to stay healthy in the space. Fiona, we're glad to have you in the huddle and we are thankful for all you do!

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Zkowtf

I have always loved creating projects that are community driven. When I was 13, I was already the owner of one of the biggest Minecraft servers in France. This experience led me to sharpen my developer skills as much as the entrepreneurial ones. I joined crypto in 2019 when I was still a student to make some money and to discover these technologies. I first discovered Pudgy Penguins in Summer 2021. I liked the art but was not that much in NFTs back then. I bought my first Pudgy one year later when I discovered the community behind the project. I vibe with the penguins. I feel like this is the smartest and hard working community in web3. I recently started my own company with some friends. We are trying to live off our dreams, building for communities in web3. The most recent example is pudgygenerator.com that we made for fun for the huddle.

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Sauceror

Dabbling in crypto since 2018 and NFTs since January 2021, I joined the huddle in early August 2021, where I began to find a voice and community amongst the Pudgy Penguins and the broader crypto/NFT ecosystem. Some highlights of my penguin journey have included appearing in the NYT article, huddling throughout Pengu Winter, and more recently spearheading the Pudgylicious foodie community (alongside Leawin). My main goal is to spread Pudgy vibes and memes across the metaverse and help bring Pudgy Penguins to a global audience. I truly believe Pudgy Penguins will one day be as popular as Mickey Mouse, The Minions, or Hello Kitty. I am forever grateful for the friends I've made along the way, and IMO, that's the best utility you can ask for. I couldn't be happier to be a part of The Huddle and share this journey with all of our Pudgy friends.

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Wilson

Wilson has been repping a Pudgy Penguin PFP for his personal brand ever since the day he purchased his first one in August 2021. He’s the CEO and Co-Founder of Mint Media, a web3 media platform, delivering consumable content to a highly engaged and growing audience. He shares his opinions on the market and specific projects to 5000+ readers on a weekly basis. "There’s just something about the Penguins" he said. Providing honest and transparent information in this space isn’t always easy to find, and Wilson’s goal is to be on the forefront of this mission with Mint Media. And there is no better way to do so than behind the image of a cute penguin, where it’s impossible to be upset when you look at it.

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Ouriel

Ouriel, the CEO of ZenGo, a crypto wallet company, never shied away from incorporating his Pudgy Penguin into the brand identity. Brand identity is the set of values, personality traits, and associations that make a brand unique. It's how the brand represents itself to the public. ZenGo's mission is to make crypto more accessible and safe for everyone, and the cute, happy penguin makes the perfect mascot. We love to see wholesome people and brands associate themselves with the Pudgy Penguins image, especially those who strive to make the world a better place.

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Bittybags

Bittybags has been a pudgy fan and holder since August 2021. She left her career on Wall Street in late 2019 to become a full-time crypto trader and has been a passionate degen ever since. For just about her whole life, she’s written children’s stories, songs and poems. Earlier in the year she curated and produced an irl NFT pop-up gallery in NYC and was profiled by Forbes for her work using NFTs to fundraise for non-profits. She is an active member of the Pengu Princesses, a women’s networking group within the Pudgy Penguin community, and recently co-hosted a Children’s Storytelling 101 Spaces where she remixed an old school hip-hop song from the perspective of three naughty Lil Pudgies. Daniela is currently writing a collection of songs and poems using her pengs and hopes they will bring cheer to all the lils who read them.

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DegenDen

DegenDen is an OG Penguin who stands out due to his kind nature and sense of leadership. Growing the Asian Pudgy community since the beginning of 2022, DegenDen has connected many different moving pieces and took it upon himself to fill in the international/non-English gap he found in the huddle. He was recently onboarded to the Pudgy Penguins team and was given backing and support from the company to continue on his initiatives to expand the Pudgy Penguins community worldwide. This week, you can catch him in the Pudgy Penguins event in Singapore, he's posting updates and feed on the official https://twitter.com/Pudgy_Asia account.

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Shaun

Shaun is a newly joined penguin who lives with the values of Pudgy Penguins. After sitting outside the igloo for a while, Shaun got his first penguin in June 2022. Since then, he's been tweeting a new #PenguinOfTheDay every day, introducing a new penguin to the market and raising awareness of the previously mentioned penguin. Shaun also organized the first Singapore Meetup in September and co-led the Asia Huddle event in October. He selflessly arranged the bulk purchase of Pudgy merch for the Singapore community ahead of the Asia Huddle. These are the important catalysts for the growth of the Asian pudgy community. Next time you visit Singapore, don’t forget to message him, and he may throw a penguin party for you.

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PresidentCrypto

PresidentCrypto is one of the community members that's seen it all, having been in the Huddle since August 2021. He's been passively involved in the blockchain space since 2012, and actively participates since 2017. The President works tirelessly to keep the community of penguins at the forefront of crypto happenings and readies everyone to tackle any challenge. His passions: financial market analysis, online marketing and a deep taste for electronic music.

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Husker.eth

I'm Husker, and even though I now reside in Las Vegas, I will forever be a Nebraskan at heart. I joined the community on August 4th, 2021. I have been a penguin lover since was a child, and when I saw a cute penguin NFT, I was sold. While a cute penguin jpg got me in, the community is why I'm still here and a proud ice soulbound token holder. The positivity and the memes are second to none. Since Luca and the team took over, I've tried to help fellow Penguins by writing recap threads for community events, and I've recently started making animated memes.

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ASvanevik

Alex is a long time member of the huddle. As the CEO of Nansen, he's widely known for embodying his Penguin; you'll see it in his Twitter, his Linkedin, and even printed on his t-shirts. Leading a very successful crypto startup, Alex has been advocating and pushing innovation through any channel possible, and we are so thankful for having him as a key member of the huddle. You're a true inspiration Alex, here's to another awesome year!

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Flipdrago.eth

Flip has been part of the huddle since minting the left facing penguin. As a web3 advocate and devoted father, he is slowly growing an NFT time capsule for his son to receive in 2037. The time capsule’s crown jewel? None other than his gold metal tuft. He also aims to continue growing his following to work towards using it as a platform to promote mental health awareness.

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Defisushi

Defisushi turned her covid lockdown crypto hobby into a passion! The former unofficial CMO of Sushi now spends her time creating Pudgy Penguins infographics and educational comics for Powerbomb Finance and Delta Blockchain Fund. She is a penguina advocate, and believes that the real product we are buying when we join the huddle is not a token, not a jpeg, but a vibe.

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tylerpashigian

Tyler first learned about NFTs through NBA TopShot in January 2021. Growing up collecting sports cards, TopShot was a very obvious onramp to digital collectibles. After watching from the sidelines for most of the summer of 2021, he bought into Pudgy Penguins as his first pfp collection in August 2021 and has been on the Pudgy roller coaster since. Since then he has combined his passion for tech and new interest in web3 by working on side projects like the Pudgy Penguin and Lil Pudgy Twitter sales bots. He is also working with Lorenzo and the rest of the Pudgy Tech team on a few super exciting initiatives that he can’t wait to share more about soon.

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Macguna

A proponent of the power of positivity and fostering a growth mindset, Macguna has been an active member of the huddle since August 2021. He is currently working in education but looking to move to Web 3 full-time and has already started working with the Pudgy Dev team. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, collecting records, making electronic music, hiking in Yosemite, and has recently discovered his love for DJing in the metaverse.

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LiL Terrio

I like penguins and memes, so I put them both together and occasionally magic happens. Been holding my OG peng for a year, and minted my son and his rog off the OG. Have some others as well but those are my mains.

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Carrot

Hi I’m Carrot! I’ve been with the huddle since December 2021 and have enjoyed every last minute of it! A Lil Pudgy was my first NFT and it was the best decision I could’ve made at the time. I believe everyone deserves a chance at being as happy as the huddle makes me and that’s why I try to treat everyone as kind as possible. You never know who needs a little positivity and I hope the huddle knows if they ever need someone I’m always here for them! Much love to all my fellow pudgy friends, I AM MY PENGUIN AND MY PENGUIN IS ME!

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Dunc27

I'm Duncan, Dunc or even Duncle to some. I joined the huddle on July 26th and have been an active community member since. I'm just a regular guy who likes penguins and has grown very attached to their penguin jpgs as well as the community around them. I've been here during the best and the most challenging times for the huddle. During the Christmas Rog riots I took a helper mod role and done my best to assist and protect the community in any way I could. I like to try be as helpful as I can, be a positive and calming influence. I've very protective of the huddle and highly regard every single member in it. Much love huddle, best community around. I can't wait to meet you all.

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Leawin

When we think of examples of love, positivity, and joy and who has embodied these three things, we think of Leawin. Leawin is one of our favorite Travelin' Penguins that constantly spreads good vibes to everyone that meets her. Leawin is known for creating the "Pudgy Hour" and this week she brought together the community in a discussion about why holders are "forever holders." Leawin, we're glad to have you in The Huddle and we are thankful for all you do!

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CryptoQ

Crypto joined the huddle in November last year, and has been very active ever since. He's known for being kind, helpful, informative, and funny. Q is a prime example of how we can use our NFTs to empower our social identities, especially in the crypto space. He has been using his penguin in creative ways when creating content on social media, and it worked wonders. Recently CryptoQ was hired as a social media & community associate for Nansen. He masterfully created and grew his intern' persona to market quality, informative, and entertaining content, and people absolutely love it. We appreciate you and we're very grateful to have you in the Pudgy community. You keep doing you Q!

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Moose

I am my Penguin and my Penguin is me." This phrase, widely known and used by The Huddle was coined by Moose. Moose is truly an embodiment of what Pudgy Penguins is. Moose continuously spreads good vibes across the Web3 community and always encapsulates the Web3 ethos of feeling connected to your NFT. Recently, for NFT NYC, Moose dyed his hair green to match his Pudgy Penguin. He is his Penguin, and his Penguin is him.

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Burnasso

The Huddle is a place of love and good vibes. I see myself as the epitome of positivity, always providing the Penguins with energy and inspiration. Life is always about the little things that make it so worthwhile. That's why the Huddle is the place to be, we are humble, down to earth and everyone is welcome to join us. In the Huddle you will learn what Family really means and how cohesion is lived out. With infinite love and appreciation for everyone, a message from Burnasso.

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Bogfather

Bogfather embodies The Huddles resilient and independent nature. Bogfather continues to rep the Penguins everywhere he goes, and also hosts weekly community spaces on his own platforms for Pudgy Penguins. In these spaces he educates people on market conditions and makes crypto easy to understand, and this is what Pudgy Penguins is about.

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Smolchonk

Smolchonk is a prime example of a member of The Huddle that truly encapsulates what The Huddle is about . Smolchonk has repeatedly helped bring new, vibrant content styles to the Discord and has worked alongside the new team on community initiatives, such as activities. Check out Smolchonks penguin below.

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