Noah Davis, the non-fungible token (NFT) specialist at auction house Christie’s, said he will step down in July to take on the role of CryptoPunks’ NFT collection lead with Yuga Labs..
during the announcement the Sunday movement in a Twitter thread, Davis tried to allay owners’ concerns about the future of one of NFT’s oldest projects, saying it’s “not gonna f**k punks.”.
What does that mean? That means no lunchbox punks or shitty TV shows/movies. That means there’s no arbitrary rushed utility or thoughtless airdrops. This means that if you love your punks because they are who they are (just punks), then you and I are okay…
— Noah (@NonFungibleNoah) June 19, 2022
What does that mean? This means there will be no punks in shitty TV shows or movies. This means that there will be no arbitrary and hasty utilities, no thoughtless launches. This means that if you love your punk(s) because they are who they are (just punks), then you and I understand each other.
He invited CryptoPunk owners to schedule a conversation with him about the future of the project at the NYC NFT event. and said the new position would not harm his own NFT project.
Davis is responsible for the record auction of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days NFT, which sold for over $69 million in March 2021.
Yuga Labs acquired the intellectual property for the CryptoPunks Collection from Larva Labs in March, saying it would cede all commercial rights to the owners.a promise not yet kept.
However, Yuga Labs co-founder, Wylie Aronow aka Gargamel, addressed the delay in a series of tweets on Sunday, explaining that it was “too important to rush” and that the new terms “will be rolled out in the coming weeks”.
With news of Davis’ move and new terms coming into effect shortly, Some allege that insiders had prior knowledge of the information, citing the increased sales volume of the collection.
Ok, so no one’s going to address the obvious insider trading that happened in the last 48 hours?
— Chainleft (@ChainLeftist) June 19, 2022
So, no one is going to address the egregious insider trading that’s happened in the last 48 hours? Graphic: @punk9059 https://t.co/56s56D5Nw1 pic.twitter.com/beNkWbAc2Y
According to OpenSea, since the announcement, there have been 39 sales of the CryptoPunks collection, with 101 total sales on Sunday, compared to just 19 sold the day before, Saturday.
Convicted scammer ‘reinvents’ himself with NFTs
The convicted swindler and swindler Anna Sorokin, who between 2013 and 2017 posed as wealthy German heiress “Anna Delvey” to scam acquaintances and businesses out of over $275,000, started a collection of NFTs.
Titled Reinventing Anna, the collection includes 2,000 NFTs for 0.1 Ether (ETH) each, or roughly $110. at the time of writing this article. It is marketed as a way for “fans to interact with Anna” and agree to a private “ask me anything” with Sorokin.
The collection will include 20 “golden edition cards”, offering owners the option of a phone call or in-person visit with the so-called “renowned socialite”..
The name of the collection is a pun on the Netflix drama miniseries Inventing Anna, released earlier this year.whose theme is inspired by the story of Sorokin.
“I see this first outing as an opportunity to connect directly with my audience and take ownership of the narrative that has been largely beyond my control”Sorokin wrote in an Instagram post about the collection.
However, it is unclear how NFT holders will be able to visit it in person. Since March 2021, Sorokin has been detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying her visa and facing deportation to Germany..
Duppies followers are the target of a phishing scam
duppiesan upcoming Solana NFT project from the same team as the popular “DeGods” collection, suffered a hack of his Twitter account on Saturday, in which the attackers they tweeted a link to a “stealth currency” of NFT.
The link was a phishing website, and users who connected their wallets and attempted to mint NFTs saw their wallets drained of all funds.. a Twitter user wrote that he had lost 650 solanas (SOL), worth about $18,850, due to the attack.
In Twitter spaces after the attackthe creator of the soon-to-be-deployed collection known as Frank has teamed up with security auditor Code Monkey to Explain how the attack happened.
The auditor said that attacker likely accessed Duppies Twitter account in targeted SIM swapping attack.
The attack involves the fraudsters contacting the mobile number holder’s carrier and tricking them into swapping the mobile number for a SIM card under their control. From there, the attacker can bypass any two-factor authentication on the account and gain access..
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