The Tale of Timmy the Tortoise
Our story begins on March 23rd, 2022, during a community conversation about the upcoming advancements that Treasury was making at the time including the new White Paper v2.0.
Community member Alan (now Treasury secretary) made an on-the-cuff comment about how “slow and steady wins the race, but Treasury seems to be like a tortoise on a skateboard” A sentiment he later went on to share with his son that his granddaughter Grace overheard.
Unbeknownst to Alan 10-year-old Grace had gone away and drawn a special picture of a tortoise on a skateboard which she surprised her grandad with.
Together they sat at the PC and scanned the image and added a balloon with the Treasury logo to the drawing. An image that was shared with the community who loved it. The duo then went on to mint the image on the Sologenic DEX and listed it for sale. This was how the first unofficial Treasury NFT of Timmy the Skateboarding Tortoise was born
On May 1st, 2022, Duncan (the now CEO of Treasury) was the lucky individual to snap up this one-of-a-kind special work of art. A piece he has no intention of parting with no matter the offer, and we know many will try to get their hands on this piece of Treasury history.
On May 16th, 2022, during a vacation to the UK to visit family Alan met up with Duncan. During this get-together, Duncan was presented with the original image framed and completed with Grace’s signature. A photo of Alan and Duncan was taken at the time and posted on Twitter to commemorate this special moment, but this event comes with its own twist. When Duncan was tagging Alan in the post, he inadvertently tagged the wrong grandpa, not tagging Alan at all but Lucas (who is also now a member of the Treasury Team).
Fast forward to June 23rd, 2022, during a conversation between Hayley (Social media officer) and Kristin (former CMO) the idea of a Treasury mascot was conceived. The story of Timmy was brought up by Hayley as he came from within the extended community.
What started as a throwaway comment, was made into a physical drawing. That drawing and the original NFT that was minted by Alan and Grace are now owned by the Treasury CEO. All the community members who played a part in our tale are now members of the Treasury team.
And Timmy, well his story has only just begun, he has grown and evolved from that Tortoise on a skateboard drawing into Timmy the Treasury Tortoise as seen in the artwork above, and below. Now you too can also play a part in how his story continues.
By: Hayley Shaw