Guard your NFTs – by William M. Peaster – Bankless | NFTRADIUS

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Dear Bankless Nation,

A new type of NFT scam started raging across Twitter this week.

I’ve seen a few people fall prey to the nefarious ploy already, so I wanted to highlight what to watch out for. The flow is as follows:

  1. Attackers purchase a verified Twitter account, then change the account info to superficially pose as a co-founder of the Azuki NFT collection. 

  2. They follow-up with a tweet about a “surprise mint,” though the link is to a malicious site designed as a trap to compromise unsuspecting NFT collectors. 

  3. Finally, the culprits tag NFT collectors in tweets below the attack tweet hoping to bring as many eyes in as possible.

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Hackers are going to keep developing new ways to try to steal choice NFTs like this. Remain vigilant in kind, adapt your security practices, and if something seems weird then ask and wait for guidance from others you trust!

-WMP

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🛒 NFT News & Platforms

  • Context announced its $19.5M seed round and rolled out new features:

Brand new

Context.app out now! Totally new UI + you can now find & watch the wallets of people you follow on Twitter in one click 🪁

  • Catddle introduced ERC721-O, a new standard for omnichain NFTs. 

  • CryptoFighters Alliance introduced ERC721R, a new standard that allows minter to return NFTs for refunds. 

  • LooksRare is now officially audited. 

  • Offchain Labs launched The Arbitrum Odyssey NFT event in partnership with Ratwell and Project Galaxy. 

  • Sina Estavi is having trouble reselling the NFT of Jack Dorsey’s first-ever tweet. 

🏆 Digital Collectibles

  • CryptoPunk #7756 was acquired on the secondary marketplace for 1,050k ETH:

  • Coinbase is launching a BAYC-themed film trilogy. 

  • Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult creators Magic Machine completed a new funding round. 

  • Nouns DAO is collecting new Noun traits for August 8th, the first birthday of the Nouns project:

🎨 Cryptoart

  • Drift made photography history via +10k mints of his open edition piece, First Day Out

  • Ezra Miller launched minting for his new Silk Road series.

  • Proof of Beauty kicked off minting for its latest generative art series, HASH Season 2: HUNT.

  • Starry Night Capital acquired Bedtime by Grant Riven Yun for 29.99 ETH:

🎮 NFT Gaming

  • The U.S. Treasury Department confirmed that North Korean hacking outfit Lazarus Group was behind the Ronin bridge attack. 

  • TreasureDAO to become the decentralized Nintendo of the future? Two Treasure co-founders made the case on this week’s Alpha Leak episode. 

💽 Music

  • Coopahtroopa.eth published This Week in Music NFTs – April 11th. 

  • Warner Music Group partnered with digital memento project POAP. 

🌐 Virtual Worlds

  • Cryptovoxels conducted more parcel listings for Venice Island.

  • Decentraland is collaborating with EPNS on push notifications. 

  • 6529 unveiled OM, a new metaverse project powered by oncyber:

💎 DeFi x NFTs

  • Uniswap (whose LP positions are represented by NFTs) just launched a customizable Swap widget:

Action steps

  • 🔭 Check out my other Metaversal write-ups from this week: How to make an open metaverse and What’s new in cryptoart

  • 🔥 Read my tactic 5 opportunities on Arbitrum right now in Bankless

  • 📺 Watch Interview with Creature World’s Danny Cole by Overpriced JPEGs

Author Bio

William M. Peaster is a professional writer and creator of Metaversal—a Bankless newsletter focused on the emergence of NFTs in the cryptoeconomy. He’s also recently been contributing content to Bankless, JPG, and beyond!

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