While NFTs themselves are a giant scam, there is room for smaller scams overall, and this week has provided us with one of the funniest examples yet.
As Vice report, over 4000 NFTs of the “Evolved Apes” offer have been sold since they first went on sale a week ago, along with their “creator” – the hideous jpg’s are a scam from the hit series “Bored Ape”-Evil Ape promises that not only will buyers receive a “unique NFT trapped in a lawless land”, but there will be cash giveaways and a fighting video game to go along with the unnecessary and ugly footage.
So, surprise! Evil Ape bailed out on Friday, shutting down the Evolved Apes website and taking his Twitter account with them, along with the $ 2.7 million they raised by selling idiots a jpg that looks like someone who has ordered a Gorillaz poster on Wish.
Mike_Cryptobull, one of those suckers who spent over $ 10,000 on what was then and are now worthless designs, thought something was happening just days after the launch of Evolved Apes, and with the blessing of the ” community “(you see that word used a lot among these people) decided to investigate.
In a report he handed to others caught by the cut-and-run, he wrote:
What happened was that Evil Ape washed his hands of the project by removing the wallet with all the ETH in the mint that was to be used for everything from paying the artist to paying for gifts. in cash, pay for marketing, pay for scarcity tools, develop the game and everything in between.
Please note here that the artist behind the pictures, literally the only thing sold in the NFT, has not been paid. And that despite everything that has happened, there have been hundreds of sales since the move (worth over $ 50,000), each earning Evil Ape 4% in royalties.
Now, in a move that you or I could call extraordinary, but which is sadly predictable among those who view NFTs as a “community” and not as a “market for everyone to take a walk”, a lot of those who have been scammed here actually want to stay involved with these unsightly digital images, and are planning a new project called “Fight Back Apes”, where anyone who has purchased NFT Evolved Apes will be “automatically approved for a Fight Back Apes token linked to the art of the old project “.
Which is either a scam built in the back of a scam or the saddest thing I’ve ever read. Maybe both.
These people deserve everything they get.