I’ve always likened the moment I understood ENS to a ‘ lightbulb switching on’ occasion.
But this wasn’t a case of divine intervention. Luckily, I swam in the same circles as some astute ENS advocates, and subsequently stumbled upon many others after doing some of my own digging. I’ve since built up an impressive follow list of ENS visionaries who I’m constantly learning from.
The following is a short inventory of Twitter accounts (in no particular order) who I deem to be the best minds to pay attention to if you’re seeking ENS education. No doubt there are many I have left out, forgotten, or simply have yet still to discover. So I implore you to take this list and DYOR (do your own research) from it to find others.
Self-described as an ‘Artist/writer, serial entrepreneur and data hound’, Ktrap’s tweets are packed with insightful thought and deep analytics. Everything you would expect from a 90’s dot-com Founder/CEO who sees the same potential in ENS.
A shining example of Ktrap’s content is this thread where they breakdown ENS for the uninitiated, drawing on their personal experience of the .com phenomenon at the turn of the millennium.
I was a dot-com Founder/CEO in the late 90s. I remember meeting a guy in person to pay him $500 cash for my company’s future domain name. How far we’ve come.
Unpacking #ENS (Ethereum Name Service) for the uninitiated 🧵👇
— Ktrap | 0245.eth | ٨٠١.eth (@ktrap) August 23, 2022
My fellow Neo Tokyoian was the one who brought ENS to my attention, and I’m still learning from Ktrap’s content consistently. For example, this thread where they ran an experiment to present the bullish case for the ENS digits movement – and why it’s a big deal on a global, multilingual scale.
Not understanding why #ENS digits are a big deal?
Did an experiment
Went to top foreign news sites which use non-Latin alphabets
To see if digits 0-9 might be globally used & recognized, or not
Clicked randomly on headlines & took screenshots
This is what I found… 🧵👇
— Ktrap | 0245.eth | ٨٠١.eth (@ktrap) September 3, 2022
DR3A.eth is a hidden gem that had eluded me until very recently – and what a find she was! Just for starters, this ‘Ultimate ENS Beginners Guide’ thread is of massive value for any new eyes coming into Web3 domains.
Ultimate ENS beginners guide 🧵:
— dr3a.eth (@dr3a_eth) August 29, 2022
The ENS Queen is highly revered for composing threads of this kind and is always onboarding new ENS users. Additionally, a quick scan through DR3A’s timeline refreshingly has a plethora of high quality RT’s – indirectly giving you a filtered list of who else is worth following.
On that note, here is a list of her personal favorite ENS threads from other users; another rich source of info neatly compiled.
ENS 🧵 of my personal favorite ENS🧵's … well at least the best ones imo that I have bookmarked so far.
— dr3a.eth (@dr3a_eth) September 5, 2022
Described as ‘The Master of ENS’, 065.eth has in part earned this title for their legendary trading of ENS domains.
Led by a sharp foresight on future trends and a keen eye of undervalued names, 065 regularly posts their flips to give hope and inspiration to traders hoping to emulate such success.
Just sold deep.eth for 15 ETH. I bought it 2 months ago for 1.2 ETH. This is why I've been loading up on short dictionary words.
— 🕵️♂️.eth (@address_eth) July 30, 2022
A tweet from 065 urging followers to look more at secondary markets, rather than trying to constantly mint new names, was the catalyst for myself purchasing some gems which have since done well. Solid advice for both hodlers and flippers alike can be found here.
Gary is a highly respected OG of the space and ENS Delegate, possessing a wisdom of the domain arena we can all learn from.
Gary grew up watching the development of Web1 up to Web2, later building as a pioneer of that era. Now with the transition happening from Web2 to Web3 taking place, Gary sees history rhyming and has a conscientious drive to keep the ethos of Web3 intact.
Names should I have reasonable renewal fees, to keep names in circulation.
The prices should be based on the free market, helping the poorest of users, with no harbinger taxes that allow the rich to steal from the poor.
— GaryPalmerJr.eth.limo 👁 2223.eth 🌱🐇 (@garypalmerjr) September 4, 2022
You can often catch the father of web3domains.com in ENS Twitter Spaces sharing his wisdom with those present.
To learn more about Gary and his background, this ENS DAO Delegate application is a succinct representation of his expertise and vision for Web3.
I couldn’t pick just one here. All are essential follows if you’re looking to discover more about the Arabic ENS ecosystem.
All three have firmly established themselves as stalwarts of the community, regularly sharing their personal insights and the latest news surrounding the inevitable mass adoption of Web3 in the Middle East.
And then it begins
Once the Adoption of ENS moves to irl events in the Arabic communities then we are all set.
Egypt is one of the MENA countries that uses Arabic digits
— ٦٠٦.eth (606 in Arabic) (@Sisa_eth) September 9, 2022
These pioneers are looking at an ENS category which is still sometimes overlooked, while the rest of the crowd concentrates on the obvious plays. Leo is the legendary seller of ٠٠٠.eth which went for 100Eth.
Love revisiting this thesis from May 5th
Arabic digits have since performed better than all other foreign language digit clubs
With digits on the rise again, we are already seeing increased volume across 3, 4 and 5 digit Arabic collections
— hydrate.eth 🦇🔊 | ٠٦٩.eth | عرب.eth (@cryptohydrate) September 5, 2022
You’ve likely seen Daniel on NFT Twitter already; a high-energy, degen’s degen who makes informative and entertaining content in the world of Web3 and soccer.
But in 2022 he’s really come into his own via his astute revelations on ENS, which has onboarded thousands of people via the 3 and 4 digits movement.
the deepest programming in our mind is digits.
whether it's me or an old lady in Japan unlocking our iPhones, we both need to use digits. typing pin number @ ATM machine? digits. Check the time on your watch? digits.
this is why digits are outperforming. wish i realized earlier
— 260.eth (@danielgothits) September 8, 2022
Daniel has an uncanny knack for being ahead of trends, with his bullish theses’ focusing heavily on human psychology, corporate branding/marketing strategy and flex culture.
His Instagram has over 300K followers, which makes him a prime candidate to bring ENS to the uninitiated Gen Z masses, should he ever choose to take that on.
The Businessman is another who shares intelligent thoughts on the current state of ENS and where it is headed.
Most of their content is original tweets, with only the occasional RT here and there. This makes for a much cleaner follow if you’re wanting to digest just the raw musings of a thought leader in the ENS space.
I think the next major catalyst for #ENS will be SIWE.
When we see these major web 2 companies start integrating ENS, the sky is the limit.
ENS will officially go nuclear at that point 🚀
— businessman.eth (2642.eth) (@businessmaneth) September 2, 2022
5159.eth hosts Twitter Space Monday to Friday, regularly pushing awareness of ENS to an impressive 350+ listeners each session. A convenient follow if you want to stay up to speed on daily ENS updates but don’t have the time to scroll through Twitter.
These spaces are perfect for any one whether you're new or have been into ENS for months or even a couple years.
There's always new perspectives new ideas and thoughts about the direction we are going in!
Truly awesome Spaces by @Kevforking ❤️✨ https://t.co/4Vc7rPKEWf
— 000.CallMy.eth | icontrol.eth ✨ (@NFTWannaB) September 6, 2022
Matt, or foe.eth, was one of the visionaries who was signalling the rise of ENS domains some time before it happened – as shown from his November ‘21 YouTube video.
Matt is a big proponent of the ‘Three Letter’ domains category. He regularly tweets out shrewd thoughts on why he sees short length domain prices scaling to yet unseen heights.
Matt’s pinned tweet is a great source of info linking to some of his best written threads and videos, acting as an ‘ENS Investor Toolkit’
An @ENSdomains investor toolkit
—a thread of threads.
— foe.eth (@MattGarciaEth) June 3, 2022
Additionally, Mr. Garcia has written educational content on NFTs which you can view here.
Conclusion & Additional Accounts
I could go on for so much longer, but alas we would be here forever. Instead, take a read through the replies of this tweet I sent out asking the ENS community who their ENS MVP’s are.
There’s a treasure trove of extra information there, packed with suggestions of people who bring massive value to our space.
To #ENS people:
Who are some good ENS Twitter accounts to follow?
— PhoenixxDown.eth | 1276.eth | ern.eth | ٢١٨.eth (@PhoenixxDown) September 6, 2022