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Yuga Labs halts CryptoPunks project after ‘woke’ community backlash

Yuga Labs CEO Greg Solano announced that the non fungible token (NFT) company would “no longer touch” the CryptoPunks project following community backlash from its new Super Punk World project. On May 20, the official CryptoPunks account announced a new NFT collection called Super Punk World. The collection featured 500 pieces of hybridized 3D sculptures, which it described as blurring the lines of race and gender. The pieces were created by New York-based painter Nina Abney and aimed to pay homage to “the irreverent, early-internet roots of the CryptoPunks project.” Additionally, a disgruntled NFT trader urged the community to block Yuga Labs and move on.

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