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Nakamigos is a collection of 20,000 PFPs (profile picture NFTs) created by HiFo Labs, a relatively unknown company that claims to have been producing digital projects and NFTs for five years. The collection features 24x24 pixel characters in a style reminiscent of the popular CryptoPunks. The name Nakamigos is a nod to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous founder of Bitcoin, with Nakamigos representing the "friends of Nakamoto."
According to a blog post by the project, the artist behind Nakamigos is an "OG crypto artist" who may or may not choose to reveal their identity in the future. Some have speculated that the artist could be Sartoshi, a well-known NFT influencer and crypto artist who created the popular "mfers" collection in 2021.
What are Nakamigos?

So far no one really knows. The term Nakamigos is a portmanteau of two words: "Nakamoto," which refers to the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, and "amigos," which is the Spanish word for "friends." The term was first used in a tweet by the pseudonymous NFT collector and influencer, Pranksy, in early 2021. Pranksy used the term to describe a group of early Bitcoin and NFT adopters who were allegedly involved in the creation of the NFT market.

Since Pranksy's tweet, there have been many rumors and theories about who the Nakamigos are and what their role was in the development of NFTs. Some people believe that the Nakamigos are a group of wealthy Bitcoin and NFT investors who manipulated the market to their advantage. Others speculate that they are a secret society of artists and developers who are working together to create a new digital art movement.

There have also been rumors that Nakamigos may have been involved in some of the controversial NFT sales that have taken place in recent months. For example, some people have speculated that they may have been behind the $69 million sale of Beeple's "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" NFT.

Very little is known about Nakamigos. It is unclear whether they actually exist as a group or if they are simply a myth. Some people believe that Nakamigos may be a collective pseudonym used by a group of NFT investors and creators who prefer to remain anonymous.

What we do know is that the term Nakamigos has captured the imagination of the NFT community and has become a symbol of the early days of the NFT market. Whether the Nakamigos are real or not, their influence on the development of the NFT market cannot be denied.

Nakamigos is a term that has become synonymous with the early days of the NFT market. While there are many rumors and theories about who they are and what they have done, very little is known for certain. Nevertheless, the term continues to be used by many in the NFT community, and its influence on the market is undeniable.
Sartoshi Connection

The reason behind the speculation regarding a potential connection between HiFo Labs, Nakamigos, and Larva Labs is because the emergence of Nakamigos is closely linked to Sartoshi's background and history in the Web3 space.

Sartoshi gained a significant following on Web3 Twitter before creating mfers, which became successful when it launched in November 2021. However, in June 2022, Sartoshi left mfers and claimed that he intended to hand over project leadership and funds to the community to show his commitment to the Web3 ethos of decentralization. Some called it a rug-pull scam, while others welcomed the move.

Sartoshi then created the end of sartoshi – eos pass collection to mark his departure, but he returned six months later, announcing Nakamigos, a 20K PFP project. His role in the project has not been officially clarified, and rumors have circulated on Web3 Twitter about HiFo Labs' potential connection to Larva Labs, the company behind CryptoPunks. However, Nakamigos denied these rumors in a tweet on March 27.
Collection FAQ
What are Nakamigos?
Nakamigos are 20,000 unique crypto investors coming to the blockchain with commercial rights.

What is the rarity structure of the collection?
Most Nakamigos are humans. There are 6 types of humans:

The non-humans are more rare. There are 6 types of non-humans:

What is the rarest type of Nakamigos?

Ghosts are rarest. Balloons are also quite rare. There are rare traits as well, including crowns, hoodies, capes, and more.
Where does the name Nakamigos come from?
The founder of Bitcoin is Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamigos are crypto investors – in essence, they are friends of Nakamoto, aka Nakamigos.

Where did Nakamigos first appear?
Nakamigos first appeared on Twitter on October 31, 2022 – the 14th anniversary of the Bitcoin whitepaper.

Do Nakamigos come with commercial rights?
Yes. Nakamigos holders are granted the same commercial rights as Yuga Labs provided for CryptoPunks in 2022. The full Nakamigos license is here.

What is the pixel dimension of each Nakamigo?

24 x 24. This is the same as CryptoPunks.

What is the image resolution of each Nakamigo?
Each image is a 2000 x 2000px PNG.

Are there additional 1/1’s in the collection?
No. Each of the 20,000 Nakamigos is unique and there are no additional 1/1s.

Are the Honorary Nakamigos that have shown up on Twitter part of the official collection?
No. Honorary Nakamigos will be minted as a separate collection, and each will be transferred to their likeness after the mint days.

How many Nakamigos are reserved for the Nakamigos team (including developers and mint partners)?
500 (2.5% of the collection)

What is the royalty %?



What is the official Nakamigos website? (watch out for fakes)

What is the official Nakamigos Twitter?
@Nakamigos (watch out for fakes)

Is there a discord?
No (watch out for fakes)

Are there other social media accounts besides the verified Nakamigos Twitter account?
No (watch out for fakes)

Who is the artist behind Nakamigos?
An “OG” crypto artist with many years of experience in digital art. The artist is anonymous but may choose to reveal their identity at some point.

What is HiFo Labs?

The anonymous entity behind Nakamigos with years of experience in NFT projects.

What is the relationship between eos and Nakamigos?

Nakamigos was looking for ways to get in the hands of a large and enthusiastic NFT audience. The creator of eos, Sartoshi, was looking for ways to provide value to holders of all the 16,999 eos tokens. This led to Nakamigos partnering for mint so that all eos tokens could claim a Nakamigo for free on Early Access Mint day.

Is Sartoshi part of HiFo Labs?

Who is the dev team building the contract and running the minting process?
WestCoastNFT, which has experience with some of the biggest NFT projects in the world (e.g., Doodles, mfers, etc.), built the Nakamigos custom smart contract and is handling the minting process. They also ensure provable fairness (full randomness) in the mint.

Who receives reserved Nakamigos and mint funds?
All parties noted above (HiFo/Nakamigos, Nakamigos artist, WestCoastNFT, Sartoshi) receive a portion of reserved Nakamigos and/or funds from the public mint for their role in helping to launch the project.