Noah Davis, a non-fungible token (NFT) analyst at Christie’s Auction House, has said he is leaving the position in July to take over the brand status of the CryptoPunks NFT collection from Yuga Labs.
To announce On Sunday in a Twitter thread, Davis tried to dispel any concerns the holders had about the future of one of the oldest NFT projects, saying he “will not ride with the punks”.
What does that mean? That means no punks in lunchboxes or cute TV shows / shit movies. That means no random first aid or thoughtless air drops. That means if you love your punks because they are what they are (just punks) then we will see you and me eye to eye …
– Noah (@NonFungibleNoah) June 19, 2022
He invited CryptoPunk owners to schedule an interview with him about the future of the project at the NFT NYC event and said the new status would not take away from 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 bought the CryptoPunks Museum’s intellectual property from Larva Labs in March and said it would return full commercial rights to the owners, promises that have yet to be fulfilled.
But, the founder of Yuga Labs, Wylie Aronow aka Gargamel, talked about the wait in a series of tweets on Sunday, write it was “too remarkable to hurry” and that new terms “will have to be published in the coming weeks.
With the announcement of Davis’ transfer and the new terms that are due to take effect soon, there are some meaningful that insiders had previously been aware of the information with reference to the increased sales volume of the museum.
Okay so no one is going to talk about the obvious insider trading that took place in the last 48 hours?
– Chainleft (@ChainLeftist) June 19, 2022
According to OpenSea, 39 sales of the CryptoPunks collection have taken place since the announcement, with a total of 101 sales on Sunday, out of the only 19 sold the day before, on Saturday.
A convicted fraudster “reinvents” himself with NFT
Convicted cheater and traitor Anna Sorokin, who from 2013 to 2017 pretended to be the wealthy German heiress “Anna Delvey” to betray acquaintances and business worth over $ 275,000, has started an NFT fundraiser.
The collection is titled Reinventing Anna and contains 2,000 NFT for 0.1 ether (ETH) each, or about $ 110 at the time of writing. It’s marketed as a way for “fans to interact with Anna” and have access to a private “ask-me-anything” with Sorokin.
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The museum will contain 20 “gold edition cards”, which give owners the opportunity to call one-on-one or for a personal visit with the so-called “famous social being”.
The name of the museum is a play about Inventing Anna An Netflix drama series released earlier this year, inspired by Sorokin’s story.
“I see this first drop as an opportunity to connect directly with my audience and take control of the story that has been largely beyond my control,” Sorokin wrote in an Instagram post about the collection.
It is not known how NFT holders can visit it in person. Since March 2021, Sorokin has been detained by the US Immigration and Customs Service for staying in excess of his visa and facing deportation to Germany.
Duppies followers target fishing
Duppies, a forthcoming Solana NFT project from the same team as the popular “DeGods” collection, was hacked into its Twitter account on Saturday by attackers tísta links to “stealth” by NFTs.
The link was a phishing website and users who linked to their wallet and tried to cash out all the money from the wallet. One Twitter user wrote they lost 650 Solana (SOL), worth about $ 18,850, from the attack.
In Twitter Spaces after the attack, the author of a forthcoming collection known as Frank joined Security Auditor Code Monkey to explain how the attack happened.
The auditor said the attacker had probably gained access to Duppies Twitter account in a targeted SIM swap.
The attack works by cheating the mobile phone number holder and tricking the network operator into switching the mobile phone number to the SIM card they control. From there, the attacker can bypass any two-factor authentication on the account and gain access.
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The watchmaker TAG Heuer has released a watch that can be paired with a smartphone to display NFTs on the dial and also connected to a blockchain to verify that the NFT is owned by the user.
Despite warnings from the nation’s authorities, the number of NFTs and digital collection platforms in China has increased fivefold since February 2022, from over 100 to over 500, according to local state media.
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