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PAK: The (What?), The Myth, The Legend

April 2022 Featured $WHALE Vault Gallery Artist

Is Pak a he? Or a they? Or a bot? I’m confused.

“This is not a mask. This is an identity.” — Pak, WealthSimple podcast interview

Does Pak just play up the intrigue to enhance demand? Does Pak even need to?

Pak is the highest valued living artist in the world.

On February 9, 2022 Pak sold the Clock NFT to become the second-highest grossing single NFT ever at USD $52.7 million (Beeple, who Pak is credited for bringing into the NFT space, holds the top-grossing NFT record for his Everydays — The First 5000 Days at USD $69.3 million).

But Who Is Pak, Really?

“‘Who are you?’ is a simple question that always comes with an expectation.”-Pak, WealthSimple podcast interview

No one knows who or what Pak really is, though investigative reporter Alex Palmer claims that he has the answer (and quaintly describes Pak’s work like “artwork in a museum on Mars.”)

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#cryptonative is “medium native,” in a general sense, taking crypto as the medium. When cinema happened, best authors didn’t just become best directors. When video games happened, best directors didn’t just become best developers. So don’t expect best visual artists to become best crypto creators. That’s not how it works.” — Pak, WealthSimple podcast interview

Some might agree with that in a rather acerbic manner.

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In 2014, Pak created Archillect, an AI Internet bot that assimilates social media data to share its own content on Twitter and Instagram. As of press time, the Twitter account had over 2.8 million followers.


Pak has an entire cryptocurrency ecosystem — Burn. Its token is $ASH.



Fomoverse was definitely a snark drop: 1,234 NFTs sold out in nearly 2 minutes and are all just one white diamond set on a black background. Floor price at press time is 1.9 $ETH.


The Fungible Collection (including the aforementioned grey pixel) was a Sotheby’s sale for which some tokens demanded engagement as well as purchase. The sale yielded a total of $16,825,999 USD between April 12 and April 14.



In August 2020, Pak released “X” on Nifty Gateway, an “open edition” sale of NFTs with a scarcity mechanism based on time rather than volume. Fifteen NFTs were offered for sale in multiples for a window of twenty-four hours. (Wikipedia). The WHALE vault holds 13/15 of these pieces.


WhaleShark became WhaleShark by exercising a native understanding of what provided value in the nascent NFT space when he first started purchasing cryptoart. He has been an avid Pak collector since Pak’s first drop. The $WHALE Vault is privileged to hold a variety of image, video and 3D CAD NFTs from this monumental artist.

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