The CryptoPhunks Manifesto

A Call for Decentralization for the Future of NFTs

Contents

  • The CryptoPhunks origin
  • The First week of Phunk
  • Principles for the future

Part I: Flipping off the Punks — Origins

Part II: OpenSea Phucks the Phunks — History

  1. We cannot expect governments, corporations or other large, faceless organizations to grant us privacy out of their beneficence.
  2. We know these organizations benefit when they decide what is art for us, and we should expect that they will decide for us if we don’t act.
  3. We must defend our own freedom of expression if we expect to have any.
  4. We must create our own communities and connections if we expect to have any.
  5. We are for an art that embroils itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top.
  6. We are for all art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself.
  7. We must come together and create systems which allow anonymous transactions to take place. People have been defending their own freedom of expression for centuries with whispers, darkness, envelopes, closed doors, secret handshakes and couriers.
  8. The technologies of the past did not allow for strong freedom of expression, but electronic technologies do.
  9. We the Phunks are dedicated to building real and vibrant communities around art that we love.
  10. We are defending the decentralization of art by congregating, building each other up, and speaking truth to centralized powers.
  11. We don’t much care if you approve of the art we make.
  12. We know that art, in the form of NFTs, can’t be destroyed and that a strong enough community can’t be shut down.