Noah Davis, the NFT expert at Christie’s auction house, said he does not intend to change CryptoPunks’ plan when he leads the project and has invited the owners for a one-on-one chat.
Noah Davis, the non-fungible token (NFT) specialist at Christie’s auction house, has said he will be leaving his position in July to take up a role as brand lead for CryptoPunks’ NFT collection with Yuga Labs.
Announcing the move Sunday in a Twitter thread, Davis tried to allay any anxieties owners had regarding the future of one of NFT’s oldest projects, saying he’s “not going to f**k punks.”
Davies to Lead CryptoPunks
He invited CryptoPunk owners to schedule a talk with him about the future of the project at the NYC NFT event and said the new position would not detract from his own NFT project.
Davis is responsible for the record-breaking Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5,000 Days NFT auction, which sold for more than $69 million in March 2021.
With the announcement of Davis’s move and the new terms taking effect shortly, some are alleging that insiders had prior knowledge of the information, citing the increasing sales volume of the collection.
According to OpenSea, there have been 39 sales of the CryptoPunks collection since the announcement, with 101 sales in total on Sunday, compared to just 19 sold the day before, on Saturday.
Convicted Scammer “Reinvents” herself with NFTs
Convicted fraudster and swindler Anna Sorokin, who between 2013 and 2017 posed as wealthy German heiress “Anna Delvey” to swindle acquaintances and businesses out of more than $275,000, has started a collection of NFTs.
Entitled Reinventing Anna, the collection boasts 2,000 NFTs for 0.1 Ether (ETH) each or about $110 at the time of writing. It is marketed as a way for “fans to interact with Anna” and access to private “ask me anything” with Sorokin.
The collection will feature 20 “gold edition cards,” granting owners the chance for 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 Sorokin’s story.
Duppies Followers Target Phishing Scam
Duppies, an upcoming Solana NFT project from the same team as the popular “DeGods” collection, had its Twitter account hacked on Saturday, in which the attackers tweeted a link to a “stealth minting” of NFTs.
The link was a phishing website, and users who connected their wallets and attempted to mint the NFTs had all their funds emptied from their wallets. One Twitter user wrote that he had lost 650 solanas (SOL), worth about $18,850, to the attack.
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Watchmaker TAG Heuer has released a watch that can be paired with a smartphone to display NFTs on the watch face and also connect to the Blockchain to verify that the NFT is owned by the user.
Despite warnings from the country’s authorities, the number of NFT platforms and digital collectibles in China has quintupled since February 2022, from just over 100 to more than 500, according to local state media.
By Audy Castaneda