Mega NFT marketplace, OpenSea, has once more flexed its considerable powers by removing two parody collection from its platform that featured recycled images from the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
The launch was the first. Phunky Ape Yacht Club(PAYC), took original ape drawings from the internet, turned them on their horizontal sides and created new NFTs. Then, just a few days later, PHAYC, a wondrous wordplay on the word “fake” did exactly the same thing. Both collections Within hours, all were gone during this process, they raised a significant amount of ETH.
What resulted is a Twitter feud of comedic proportions, where both collections battled over the right to call themselves “the original knockoff BAYC.” Insults were exchanged, banter reverberated and arguments made, All before daddy OpenSeaI intervened, found them in violation of copyright, quickly booted them off their platform,
The Twitter feed suggests that PAYC was launched in protest against the Bored Apes, stating that they are a “flex for rich douchebags,” while PHAYC just went with the tagline “PHAYC it until you make it.” Despite all of this, Yuga Labs, the creator of the original collection He has not been involved. PHAYC, however, is now trading on the Mintable market while PAYC has moved over to NFTrade. The battle for left-facing monkeys continues.
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