Mock NFT’s Bizarre Protest Dominates Headlines
Today the media’s been buzzing with news of a bizarre protest outside the NFT.NYC conference yesterday. Reportedly, a group of citizens gathered in opposition to NFTs. What was even weirder was the justification behind the protest.
NFTs, Cryptocurrency, and Hip-hop
One of the most populated topics in headlines in months is that of NFTs and Cryptocurrency, and it’s not hard to understand why. Markets grow and evolve with time. We are one the precipice of change.
However, some may wonder what this has to do with hip-hop? Some of the most prominent members in hip hop have made waves and headlines for their investment and interaction in the burgeoning NFT and Crypto markets. Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, and Ashanti are a few with an active interest in those markets. FM Hip hop has kept abreast of this trend. Quite naturally, what impacts those markets impacts some high-profile community members and other community members with a vested interest.
What Went Down at the NFT Protest?
According to MSN, on Monday, June 20, groups of people were found marching in New York City with protest signs in hand. The signs not only read that God stood in opposition to NFTs but that one of the co-founders of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, was the Anti-Christ. So naturally, the oddity of the event raised a lot of eyebrows. But later, the entire situation got even weirder.
Unraveling the NFT Protest
It turns out the entire demonstration was a hoax. Essentially the event was organized to make a statement and garner a laugh. This is what reporter Asa Hiken had to say regarding the event,
“Let it be known: the protest is officially a stunt 🎊Spoke with @bobbyhundredshimself, who told me what he was going for and why he thinks the community needs a laugh right now.”
Now that is interesting.
NFT Protest Organizer
Who is Bobby (Kim)Hundreds? A source reports Hundreds is the organizer behind the stunt protest. Not only is Hundred’s a designer, but he is one of the founders of “The Hundreds.” And apparently, he has time on his hands to make a statement and incite a few laughs in the process. It is also being reported that there was a third motive for the fake protest, the promotion of Kim’s NFT collection.
In the Aftermath of a Fake Protest
Today NFT investors can rest easy there is nothing to threaten the market and NFC.NYT will resume business as usual. Undoubtedly this stunt did provide a chuckle or two post-discovery. However, there are people within the populace who have the exact mindset of those fake protestors. Unfortunately, the advent of a real protest in this manner might not turn out so great. And for some of us, this entire event has us scratching our heads. Some people do have too much time on their hands.
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Written by Renae Richardson