Snoop Dogg: Spamming Crypto Wallet With NFTs Is ‘Insult to Artists’

Snoop Dogg is no stranger to the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs); soon after having revealed himself as pseudonymous NFT whale Cozomo de’ Medici, the California rapper sold 1,000 NFT passes for a private party in September. 

Now he’s cracking down on users spamming his wallet with unsolicited jpegs. 

“Mass spamming of garbage jpgs is an insult to the artists who work so hard to earn their way into collector wallets,” he wrote from the Cozomo Twitter handle. 

Spamming refers to the practice of sending unsolicited NFTs to an Ethereum wallet. Perhaps the most infamous example of this was when Budweiser found that its Ethereum wallet had been sent various cartoonish dick pics as NFTs (which the beer brand has since removed).

Cozomo added that the first platform that can solve the spamming problem will also “rocket past OpenSea,” referring to the NFT sector’s largest marketplace

No Fakes and no Matic-based NFTs

After addressing the spamming issue, Snoop turned his sights on the wave of “fake” NFTs that riff on popular projects such as CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and Rare Pepe. 

These can be cleverly disguised imitations of the originals—or just low-effort knockoffs. PolygonPunks, for example, is a rather clear imitation of CryptoPunks, but is built on the speedy layer-2 solution Polygon. Beyond the fact that these projects aren’t on Ethereum, there is very little difference in the 8-bit art. 

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

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

5 October 2021 15:39

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