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Infosec pioneers are angered by a messy NFT drop

An unauthorized NFT drop to celebrate infosec pioneers has fallen into chaos with conflicting takedowns, piracy and confusion.

Released on Christmas Day by a group called “ItsBlockchain,” the “Cipher Punks” NFT package included portraits of 46 distinct figures, with ten copies of each token. Taken at their opening price, the full value of the drop was roughly $4,000. However, almost immediately the infosec community raised objections to the drop — some even from portrait subjects.

The portrait images missedpell several names, including Jon Callas, OpenPGP creator and Jillian York, an EFF speech activist. At least one drawing was based on a copyright protected photograph. The list also included some people who were ostracized because of their harmful personal behavior. Jacob Appelbaum , and Richard Stallman .

Responding on Twitter, York tweeted a link to her own portrait and said simply, “I don’t approve of this whatsoever and would like it removed.”

Tuesday morning, the ItsBlockchain team announced in a Medium post that it would be “shutting down” the collection in response to the backlash, offering full refunds to any purchasers and covering any gas fees involved in the transfer.

“We didn’t know about the likeness laws in NFTs because the market isn’t regulated,” the post states. It was our error. We must admit it

OpenSea seems to have taken the central decision to delete the collection, no more visible from the platform.

The incident is a reminder of the potentially thorny legal issues around NFTs, where norms of permissionless innovation often clash with likeness rights and intellectual property law. The US law regarding publicity rights states that an individual’s name or identity cannot be used to promote their products without their consent. However, it is unclear how this lawsuit would work when applied to NFTs.

Update 12/28 11: 07AM ET: Included Cipher Punk’s Medium post shutting down the collection and OpenSea’s decision to remove the tokens.

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Yuga Labs’ Acquisition of Proof Fuels Moonbirds NFT Sales Uptick

Friday saw Yuga Labs, known for creating the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) series, unveiled its acquisition of Proof, a notable NFT startup behind the Moonbirds collection. Kevin Rose, founder of Proof, will assume an advisory role within Yuga, and the startup’s team plans to integrate into the Yuga framework…
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Locker Token, Euro Ice Hockey Champs Rogle BK To Hold In-Person NFT Events

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PRESS RELEASE. Locker token & Ice Hockey experts Rogle BK announced an In-Real-Life NFT (In-Real-Life) event at the Catena Arena, the home of European champions. This event will showcase NFTs as an innovative asset class and educate Rogle fans about how to use the blockchain to purchase their favorite player trading cards.

The event, due to take place on December 30th, will feature educational content, a free mint for the first 500 fans, and in-person interaction with cryptocurrency experts – The Nordic Whales.

About The Event

Rogle BK fans were the first fanbase able to mint their favourite players and in-game moments via the Locker sports NFT marketplace. With the Locker Token app, the team has the technology to create any NFTs desired by fans. The event was planned in line with the partnership to help blockchain enthusiasts make their first steps.

The event will be hosted and supported by local natives the Nordic Whales, who are located a mere 20 minutes from the stadium. Because they are close to the team, the AMA enthusiasts can provide educational content in English and Swedish.

The first 500 fans are in for a treat upon arrival after scanning the event QR code. This will provide them with a free mint, with a further 6500 being minted on the day that will be made available for purchase. The first 500 will be randomized in terms of rarity.

What is Locker Token?

Locker Token provides an ecosystem that allows athletes and sports teams to futureproof their offerings and monetize them through blockchain. It also connects fans and athletes via a unique asset type. After a successful contract migration, Locker’s ticker $LKT is now listed on CoinMarketCap.

Despite being a relatively new project, the ecosystem features a number of the worlds best Ice Hockey teams and players including; Rogle BK, Manchester Storm, and HC Bolzano. There are more Ice Hockey teams than other sports. The goal is to get each team’s fans to Locker and become engaged buyers and fans.

From a token perspective, the Ethereum price decline of late has dragged the price of $LKT with it due to the closely-connected nature of Locker as an ERC20 token. Despite the market downturn, the team has maintained its efforts to create and build new partnerships.

500 lucky fans will receive a free mint upon scanning a QR code.

About Rogle BK

RogleBK (Rogle Bandyklubb), is a professional Swedish ice hockey team based in Angelholm. The club has featured in the SHL most-recently since the 2015-16 season. Rogle has previously played in the SHL in 1992-1996, 2008-2010, and briefly in 2012-13.

The team is currently in a mixed season and are currently 9th in league standings. They are however on a two-game winning streak, with Adam Tambellini playing a big part in the team’s offensive play with 12 league goals to date.

Mint Rogle BK NFTs today via the Locker Token app for iOS and Android.


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Financie Begin to Prepare for the IEO of Entertainment DAO Project “SUPER SAPIENSS” Led by Yukihiko Tsutsumi and Katsuyuki Motorolahiro

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PRESS RELEASE. “SUPER SAPIENSS NFT” Public-Sale on December 24.

Financie, Inc. (headquarters, Tokyo; CEO, Hironao Kunimitsu; hereinafter “Financie”) has commenced to prepare for the IEO (*1) of the entertainment DAO project “SUPER SAPIENSS”. Additionally, “SUPER SAPIENSS NFT” will start a public sale from 24rd December, 6 am(EST) available for anyone.

SUPER SAPIENSS NFT https://supersapienss.com/nft/

SUPER SAPIENSS https://supersapienss.com/

Financie has launched the IEO support business in July 2022 to expand the “community-driven” creator economy. Financie will assist the entity/group in developing and creating the token economy. They will analyze and clarify the risks from the point-of-view of accounting and tax (*2) and prepare the applications to handle newly-issued crypto assets. Financie has a partnership agreement already with Light Inc. for their IEO. They are currently in discussions to Angkor Tiger FC and Iganmu Tiger FC about their IEO.

“SUPER SAPIENSS” is an entertainment project initiated by three directors, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Katsuyuki Motohiro, and Yuichi Sato, who lead the Japanese entertainment and film industry, and the producer Takeshi Moriya, known for “Midnight Swan” and other films, to carry out the entire process from creation of the original work to its visualization. Since the launch of the project on FiNANCiE in January 2022, it has been active with the co-creation community in the production of original videos and webtoons, and the NFT. Financie supports the issuance “SUPER SAPIENSS”, crypto assets token. This will allow “SUPER SAPIENSS” token economy to grow beyond FiNANCiE.

*1 IEO stands for “Initial Exchange Offering”. Token offerings can be made through exchange platforms. Before a sale is initiated, there are many checks and due diligence. Tokens can be used to raise funds and to create and strengthen communities.

*2 Financie does not provide professional advice based on the Lawyers Act, the Certified Public Tax Accountants Act, etc.

[(Outline of Public Sale)]

Target: Anyone can purchase on the Mint website (first-come-first-served basis)

Period:

2022/12/24 6 am ~ 2022/12/25 6 am (EST)

2022/12/24 11 am ~ 2022/12/25 11 am (GMT)

2022/12/24 3 am ~ 2022/12/25 3 am(PST)

Quantity: 500 + the amount not sold out in the Pre-Sale at the Minting site (no limit of mints / up to 5 mints at a time)

Payment method: ETH payment

Remarks: The management will keep the unsold items and use them for burn or future development to avoid selling pressure.

Purchase Page:https://supersapienss.com/nft/

[(Comments from the producers)]

#Takeshi Moriya, SUPER SAPIENSS Producer

“I’m very excited to begin the preparations for IEO.

We have been engaged in various activities as SUPER SAPIENSS for about a year, and it has passed so fast.

Starting with the community creating onFiNANCiE platform, we organized and commenced actor auditions, the Japan tour of “SUPER SAPIENSS THE BEGINNING,” which is led by members of the community, and NFT and WebTOON, that is now being launched. Through such activities, we hope to create new entertainment opportunities.

In preparation for the IEO, we are considering various measures linked to the community tokens in FiNANCiE, and NFT holders, so that we can create an entertainment which everyone from all over the world can enjoy’.

#Hironao Kunimitsu, CEO, Financie, Inc.

“I believe the success of this SUPER SAPIENSS IEO will be very important for NFT’s future. We will try our best to achieve it.

As the one and only Web3 platform provider in Japan, Financie will continue to support the formation and expansion of the token ecosystem through its token-issuing crowdfunding service “FiNANCiE”, NFT business, and IEO support business, in order to achieve its corporate vision of “Empowering the next billion dreams”‘.

About Financie, Inc.

Financie, Inc. provides the businesses that support the formation of communities and ecosystems using tokens, including FiNANCiE, a token-issuing crowdfunding service that utilizes blockchain, NFT business, and IEO support business. Currently, more than 180 sports teams, entertainment projects, and individuals have issued/sold/operated their own tokens on FiNANCiE. Japan’s only Web3 platform, which supports the creation and expansion of token ecosystems in an integrated way, will be established.

FiNANCiE|FiNANCiE https://financie.jp/

App: App Store (Supported OS: iOS 14.0 and above)

https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/financie/id1470196162

App: Google Play (Compatible OS: Android 6.0 and above)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.financie.ichiba


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