Hideous Hackers "Team" is everyone in the Web3 community working to keep people safe in Web3. All the startups developing wallets, apps, new protocols and other tech or education products to help people navigate crypto and NFTS more safely... you are part of the Hideous Hacker's team!

We also consider all the Web3 Communities that are building authentically and enduring in all markets to be part of the Hideous Hacker's team! The fact of the matter is, there are actually a lot of great people in Web3, and by shining a light on what's GOOD in crypto and NFT Communities, we hope more folks who are just on-boarding Web3 will start their journey with a safe community to guide them.

Also supporting Hideous Hackers is a whole host of volunteers. CyberSecurity Investigators, Digital Safety & Security Educators and Advocates, marketing folks, devs and an amazing writer, poet, song writer and hip-hop artist. Most of these folks have been with Hideous Hackers for almost a year or more... most have worked for NFTS and the promise of helping pave the way for a safe crypto ecosystem for all of humanity.

Jim "smartr" DeLaMater

Jim 'smartr' DeLaMater

Founder, Jim DeLaMater professes to have a big heart and to love all people, but "he's no angel" his mother once told his wife of over 30 years. Jim likes to think he knows enough to be dangerous... but he has the good sense to surround himself with people ‘smartr’ than him. His Bachelor's of Social Work has proven useful in business and forms the foundation for his passion for helping people, problem solving and community.

Jim has worked across Information Services, Supply Chain, Marketing, Merchandising and Operations in finance, retail, hospitality, real estate, consulting and even the armed forces. He's most comfortable working on complex problems involving people and systems at the intersection of developers, designers and end users. Jim has contributed to multiple brick and mortar, Web2 and Web3 businesses since 2021.

Ralph "funboy" Cosentino

Artist Ralph Cosentino, an Argentinian who grew up in New York, is the son of flamenco dancers. Ralph develops and designs characters and brands for licensing and entertainment. He is also an established children's book author and illustrator, Founder of Cruikshank & Wallace and the creator of Kitty Cones! He is the first to combine NFTs & publishing children's books as a vehicle for giving back to libraries and charitable children's literacy organizations.

Community Support

Hideous Hackers is only as strong as our collective value to the Web 3 community. Our Partners and Advisory Team include people and projects who believe in our mission and are focused on bringing real value to Web 3.

Our intention is to create mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and projects as we build our community. This means we will be highly selective in who we work with because we never want to take advantage of anyone's good will... we want folks to organically benefit in whatever ways are meaningful to them. Win-win!


While we care deeply for the overall cognitive and physical well being of our community, we are keenly aware of how important it is for users to be fully present and aware when transacting in Web 3. Additionally, when people are victims of hack and scams, the pain often goes beyond financial and may include embarrassment, anger, fear and even depression. Hideous Hackers approach to wellness is balanced between prevention, healing and restoring people's faith, when needed, in Web 3 technology.

Meditation - we believe our super power for defeating scammers and hackers is to learn how to be present and hyper aware in every time we interact with our crypto wallets. This practice will, of course, help us make safer decisions in all areas of our financial lives and other important decisions. We are partnered with a very special project, Moments of Space.


Story Telling & Publishing

We have two sets of stories to tell:
1) Stories about the cast of characters known as "Hideous Hackers".

Jason Lind aka Blue Beard Bard

Jason "BlueBeardBard" Lind - Inter-dimensional rapper. Interdisciplinary writer. Intersectional wizard.

Writer of a dozen screenplays, and veteran of the Hollywood trenches, Jason Neff Lind has worked on Best Picture winning films and won several screenwriting awards.  He worked for many years as a professional poet, writing sonnets on demand for clients through the now defunct, and his novel '420 Reasons Not to Suicide' was featured in Cannabis Culture magazine.

He has written daily since 1994 and studied the craft extensively, from Aristotle's Poetics, to McKee's Story. Besides writing, Jason has made his living in service work and trades, where he currently works as a carpenter. Having entered the NFT space early 2022, Jason is currently producing a set of poetry videos, while developing written content for Hideous Hackers.

2) Personal stories shared by victims of hackers and scammers. We want to honor every story shared by victims. Some stories will be told in full, analyzed and explained technically so we can all learn from them. Other stories will contribute to learning and sharing in other ways. Everyone who honestly shares their story will be offered community support and a free Emotional Support NFT (ES NFT). This team will tell these stories and coordinate with giving team to award free ES NFTS.



Hackers and scammers operate via social media posts, DM's, text messages, email, phone calls and even direct mail. While we are focused on Web 3, we recognize almost every Web 3 scam starts on another platform. Hideous Hackers aims to create a general awareness about a wide variety of scams to prevent Web 3 scams before hackers or scammers get anywhere near people's wallets.

Rug Pull Finder - providing every human an outlet to safely navigate web3 without the threat of victimization. It is imperative to get a handle on fraud in web3 and educate the masses on security standards. We are here to lead by example and instill the standards that allow for mass adoption to occur.


Giving Outreach

We are working to help those who have been hurt by hackers or scammers by offering Free Emotional Support NFTS to everyone who shares their story.

HH Heroes Fund - 50% of the ETH mint is allocated to thank people working behind the scenes to help keep people safe and to help spread the word about the work Hideous Hackers is doing.


Community Building & Engagement

We believe engagement drives community growth and our partners and advisors reflect this strategy.

The EscapeVerse - premier puzzle destination in the metaverse where you can build your NFT's IQ on chain and get rewarded for it. Will you be able to stop Hideous Hackers from interfering with your puzzle solving journey?