Crypto Twitter has accused yet one more “moral hacker” of an NFT rug pull. The white hat hacker, FFRembrandt @SOLMiningPunkV2, executed an NFT rug pull and allegedly continues to steal from the neighborhood. Let’s take a better look.
Why is that this white hat hacker being accused of an NFT rug pull?
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According to on-chain analyst @NFTherder: “Earlier than being referred to as SOLMiningPunk he glided by Dogforce, DogeForce-1, and DogeForce.eth. Beneath these aliases he created DEM Chick’s. A feminine anime artwork venture. Ofc there’s nothing improper with creating your personal feminine anime nfts.”
Nevertheless, @NFTherder continues to say that what @SOLMiningPunkV2 did was promote it off as his personal authentic artwork. As an alternative of absolutely creating it himself, he used a point-and-click app named Anime Avatar Maker. Then, he used OpenSea’s storefront to promote it. What’s extra, he put the utmost 10% royalties on it – allegedly pulling off an NFT rug pull.
When he obtained caught, he took the $ETH and deleted his Twitter accounts. He then rebranded himself as FFRembrandt @SOLMiningPunkV2. Along with this scandal, he allegedly stole @auguste_lefou’s art work final yr and tried to promote it on Basis for 0.10 ETH final month. Moreover, on Might twenty fifth, he stole artwork from Anime Punks, and tried to promote it underneath his personal “Well-known Punks Assortment.”
@nftherder added: “Clearly that is unethical behaviour much more so if you’re coping with a self-proclaimed ‘licensed moral hacker’ and safety specialist. They need to know higher. I imply, would a self-proclaimed hacker be utilizing the OpenSea storefront to lazy mint all his stolen nfts as an alternative of making their very own contract?”
FFRembrandt @SOLMiningPunkV2’s receipts
FFRembrandt @SOLMiningPunkV2 clapped back through a number of tweets, saying: “I made 1 minor mistake,I recovered from and moved previous to proceed ahead with the neighborhood behind me,that’s what you give attention to. Now let’s give attention to the nice, im safety in MULTIPLE BAYC discords which haven’t been compromised since I used to be employed, all of the hackers booted, fast.”
Moreover, FFRembrandt @SOLMiningPunkV2 stated he has nothing to cover, and that what @nftherder uncovered is already previous information. He additionally thanked all those that got here out to assist him and refute @NFTherder’s claims.
Prior to now couple of months, high-profile NFT rug pulls have shaken the NFT neighborhood. Most famously, Crypto Twitter accused the Azuki NFT assortment of rug pulls and different scandals. Nevertheless, the neighborhood appears to be recovering as the ground value of scandal-ridden tasks like Azuki continues to rise.
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