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The SolPunks Personality Cult | How trademark trolls destroy NFT

Everything below are opinions… obviously—but not for everyone.

Life. Quite the wild ride.

In 3 weeks, we launched a NFT, wrote 3 articles (1, 2, 3) and was a dox target. And today — we give up… It’s time to move on! 🤷🏻‍♀️

We have other stupid ideas (will announce, once things settle...), so stick around — join our Discord and follow on Twitter.

If you minted our stupid NFT, you can ask for a 100% refund — and we’ll be happy to provide🙂. Will communicate more on Discord. You can also shoot over a DM on Twitter.

To SolPunks holders —

This was never personal. And it still isn’t. I honestly wish you all the best. Including Tractor.

Your dear leader, Tractor, seems to be a cult of personality… again, an opinion.

I’m honestly saying this out of concern, though most won’t believe me.

Something Tractor likes to remind others is that he is fully doxxed.

(That’s great — but you’re also pretty powerful. @PunksonSolana has 21k followers.) So I did recently looked him up.

You be the judge — Do these shared posts seem like its from the brain of a healthy mind?

Have NFTMoon or Glaucus DM me: I’m happy to add notes and make corrections to any previous mistakes. Or maybe comply with other requests — BUT LEAVE MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY OUT OF THIS.

NFTMoon and Glaucus both like reasonable people… somehow, they didn’t want to partake in the overthrow of Kotex / @sainteclectic / me… So thanks for that.

My Pride and Joy 😎 | I drive a tractor too.

Ok SolPunks goons — you can leave now.

I know appeal to logic does not work, if you are under the spell of a personality cult.

Below — is for the broader NFT community. (Go away, SolPunks gang 🥶)

Here’s the big picture.

Trademark trolls — you are a cancer to crypto.

1) You will destroy the NFT ecosystem

2) You will destroy the value of your own token. (Ironic, isn’t it?)

1) On destroying the NFT ecosystem

Right now, we are in the golden age of NFTs — we are seeing power shift from the elite to the people.

Crypto is all open-source and can be copied. Teams don’t mind — they actually really like it. They want people to take inspiration. This is knowing full well that the code can and will be used by competitors and clones (see: Bitcoin Cash).

The Golden Age of NFTs… | Fun fact: We found out 0 “Female” punks have the “Smile” attribute. Almost all (234 of 238) are “Male”. 😶 Sorry if this gets you cancelled, Larva Labs! (Seriously.) | jupmod @ DeviantArt

Artists and coders: We all want a more vibrant ecosystem…

But here’s where everything goes to shit. What may start as good devs (maybe Larva Labs) allowing parodies run wild, ENDS with projects (eg SolPunks) filing for trademarks themselves.

Trademark trolls (eg Tractor) — because you can’t help but make a copycat trademark and send legal threats, you KILL the infinite possibilities of innovations and memes.

Trademark trolls — you should be honored somebody would want to create parodies. We know we would.

Our stupid lore. Tractor’s (fake) SolPunks and dumb (real) SolPunks go back 1000s of years.
  1. suck their blood and maybe trick them into paying royalties, OR
  2. silence them with shady tactics like doxxing.

YOU are the reason why why we can’t have nice things.

You make the lives of ACTUALLY creative people difficult. They need to be weary of thugs like you and protect their trademarks more frequently.

Great going, asshole.

2) On destroying the value of your own token.

“Any press is good press.” No. Just no. At least, not when legal gets involved.

By constantly sending legal threats,

(1) You demonstrate insecurity — This is weakness reflected on the price.

Great going, asshole.

Our ultimate view is this: If one does trademark their NFT, one must be good stewards, and NOT be toxic trademark trolls.

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