Just weeks after the Zagabond fiasco, the Zunkz NFT project finds itself caught up in drama yet again. This time it’s because of an NFT content creator who made serious allegations against the Zunks Project admins. A day later, one of the administrators came out not only to refute the claims, but also to promise that there will be a “legal consequence” for the claims made.
What sparked the conflict between Zunkz and Jason Cline
Basically, the drama started with a tweet from social media content creator and CryptoPhunks holder Jason Cline (@Jclineshow). Cline, who creates NFT-related content on TikTok and YouTube, tweeted a video breaking down what he called a scam. In essence, he claimed that the four directors of Zunkz had paid themselves $450,000 from the Zunkz treasury. Additionally, he claimed the four bought a Goblintown NFT for $250,000.
Significantly, he claimed that this money came from Zunkz’s hoard. The project received $1.7 million from its founder, Zagabond. This came after a scandal surrounding various “failed” NFT projects that Zagabond founded before founding Azuki. In fact, many in the NFT space called Zagabond a serial rug puller after the revelations were released.
Twitter account and Zunkz admin tweet strong statements rebutting claims
About a day after Cline’s initial tweet, Zunkz’s Twitter account was released a wire firmly denying his claims. The thread provides counters to each of its stitches, portraying them as downright wrong.
Significantly, Cline appeared to be using the Discord messages of Zunkz core team member zxv as his primary source of evidence. Well, zxv doesn’t take this lightly. Indeed, as shown in the note above that zxv tweeted, the Zunkz admin went so far as to file a lawsuit against Cline.
zxv wrote: “It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when there will be legal consequences for answering this.”
Is a feud brewing between CryptoPunk spin-off projects?
Notably, many of the people sharing Cline’s Tweet and highlighting her claims were CryptoPhunks holders. Obviously, there is bad blood between the two communities. It is important to note that CryptoPhunks was one of the other projects that decoupled from Zagabond.
From the thread, it certainly seems like dxv views the claims as an attempt by some Phunks to slander the Zunkz. To illustrate, the Zunkz admin closed the thread by shooting the CryptoPhunks. As he noted,
“Leave us alone, we’re here to turn Zunkz into a billion dollar project, not some fucking bad way in the face of the ‘movement’.”
All things considered, we probably haven’t heard the end of this drama. Especially given the strength of the original claims against Zunks, and the fact that one of the administrators is now promising legal consequences. Whether this is the case, no one knows. In any case, NFT disputes that quickly turn personal are nothing new.