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A crypto site called out Bored Apes’ ties to Nazi ideology—hours later it retracted the piece

A historian wrote about hidden fascist imagery in Bored Apes NFTs. The article was retracted 10 hours later.

On Feb 1, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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What creators need to know about Logan Paul’s ‘CryptoZoo’ NFT scandal

Passionfruit spoke to Web3 commentator Coffeezilla and NFT experts to unpack Logan Paul’s ‘CryptoZoo’ controversy.

On Jan 24, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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Bored Ape Yacht Club says that it doesn’t own formal copyright for its NFT collection

A court filing from the brand behind the popular NFT asserted that it possesses no legal copyright to the Apes.

On Jan 17, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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Bored Apes NFT founders try to dodge depositions in lawsuit involving Nazi accusations—and fail

Bored Apes parent company filed a petition attempting to block its founders from being deposed. A judge denied it.

On Jan 12, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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Is AI photography as ethically plagued as AI art?

Artists are split.

On Jan 6, 2023 by Gabriele Di Donfrancesco

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Martin Shkreli is using Google Docs to find women who f*ck on the first date

He's got at least 14 first dates planned.

On Aug 2, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Amid crypto crashes, blockchain evangelists at the Consensus Creator Summit remain optimistic about creators’ opportunities in Web3

Cutting through the optimism were frequent and welcomed acknowledgements of the uglier side of Web3

On Jun 16, 2022 by Grace Stanley

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TikToker Michael Le enters Web3 with new crypto-based gaming start-up Joystick

‘For any influencer that wants to be a part of it, I think they need to educate themselves first before doing anything because it’s a very unregulated space.’

On May 26, 2022 by Grace Stanley

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The voices defining Web3: Is there a First Amendment right to assemble in the metaverse?

'The general stance on this surveillance is that it will ultimately kill free speech.'

On May 4, 2022 by Louise Macaraniag

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The voices defining Web3: These students are ditching college to run an NFT business

'It’s gonna be big noise.' 

On May 4, 2022 by Linda Hamilton

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SXSW: FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink talks web3 and future of gaming and entertainment

'Questioning the validity of Web3 is similar to questioning the validity of gaming.'

On Mar 16, 2022 by Grace Stanley

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SXSW ’22: ‘Black in Web3’ gets serious about blockchain’s potential to close economic gaps

'You don't need any permission from anyone.'

On Mar 13, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino