• Snoop Dogg: Spamming cryptocurrency wallets with NFT is an ‘insult to artists’

  • Snoop Dogg is no stranger to the world of non-fakeable tokens (NFTs); shortly after revealing himself to be the pseudonymous NFT whale Cozomo de’ Medici, the California rapper sold 1,000 NFT passes at a private party in September.

    Now, he’s cracking down on users who spam his wallet with unsolicited jpegs.

    “Sending spam jpgs in bulk is an insult to artists who work hard to earn their way into collectors’ wallets,” he tweeted on Cozomo.

    Spamming refers to the practice of sending unsolicited NFTs to ethereum wallets. Perhaps the most infamous example of this was when Budweiser found its Ether wallet being sent various cartoonish dick pics as NFTs (which the beer brand has since removed).

    Cozomo added that the first platform capable of solving the spam problem would also “rocket past OpenSea,” referring to the largest market in the NFT space.

    No fakes, no Matic-based NFTs

    After tackling the spam problem, Snoop turned his attention to the wave of “fake” NFTs based on popular projects like CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club and Rare Pepe.

    These may be cleverly disguised imitations of the originals, or just low-end copycats. PolygonPunks, for example, is a fairly obvious parody of CryptoPunks, but it’s built on the fast second-layer solution Polygon. There’s little difference in terms of 8-bit art, other than the fact that these projects aren’t on ethereum.

    They trade at nearly the same value as the original CryptoPunk, but Snoop goes out of his way to remind his Twitter followers that he won’t “buy on the Matic [Polygon] chain.”

    Instead, a review of the rapper’s cryptocurrency wallet reveals multiple original CrypToadz, several Meebits, Chromie Squiggles and many other brands of NFTs in his $20 million collection.

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