Illustrator Eduardo Sanabria (EDO) denounced on Instagram and Twitter that several of his works were released on the OpenSea platform a place to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency and that someone, who is not him, is profiting from it. It’s a scam! he warned.
Venezuelan illustrator Eduardo Sanabria, better known as Edo, author of works that reflect the cultural and pop identity of the Caribbean country, denounced in Instagram y Twitter that several tokens no fungibles (NFT) of his works have been staged in OpenSea by someone other than him. In other words, someone is scamming users of the platform by plagiarizing his original pieces and impersonating him.
This is what he warned in Instagram : “WARNING: there is an account an account is essentially a whose purpose is to track the financial activities of a specific asset/ on #opensea that is offering my works as #NFTs. It is a SCAM.
I’m preparing my first project of 100 NFts non-fungible token, a unique non-interchangeable piece of digital content that is stored on a distributed ledger (blockchain). 1/1 that will be released in the #opensea marketplace soon. It’s a project I’ve been working on for a while and each NFT non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are cryptocurrencies that do not possess the property of fungibility. will come with a physical artwork.
Only here I will notify the release and sale of these NFTS and you can buy them through my profile in #opensea (edoilustrado)”.
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He also repeated it on Twitter:
I am preparing my first project of 100 NFts 1/1 that will be published in the marketplace of #opensea pronto.
each NFT will come with a physical artwork.
Don’t fall into traps. pic.twitter.com/l8xDSVliTE
– EDO (@edoilustrado) January 13, 2022
Sucylarva: the plagiarist
We entered the reported account and, indeed, it was created by a user operating under the name of sucylarva and not under edoilustrado, which is the profile that the real EDO will have on the platform. In total, this user mounted eight works by the artist.
Although EDO made the complaint yesterday and several users have already reported it to OpenSea, the platform has not yet removed the user’s posts. sucylarva . The works include several well-known EDO pieces and, according to what appears on the plagiarist’s website, they will be on sale until June of this year. Fortunately, no buyers seem to have fallen for them yet. The eight works on display range in price from 0.1 ETH (about $320) to 0.2 ETH (about $640).
Several EDO followers echoed the complaint. Some pointed out that the same thing has already happened to them with pages from OpenSea that are plagiarism.
The real work
Besides EDO’s next project, there is only one work that he actually put up for sale at OpenSea such as we reviewed in May last year . It is the piece Selfish.
At the time he said about this work: “Selfish shows a darker side of these egomaniacal fictional villains that have become part of popular culture. They are characters for whom nothing exists but their own self-interest, regardless of the consequences of their actions. They all have the same pose. Are they taking a selfie? Are they your reflection in the mirror? With this work, I reflect on the role of these characters and their influence, the feelings that are generated around them, and the fine line that exists between loving or hating them”.
You can see it here, even though the offer has expired.
As he said in the account Instagram He does plan to sell non-fungible tokens of his works, but they have not yet been put on sale on any platform and he will announce it through his social networks when it is ready.
Sources: Instagram , Twitter, Opensea, archivo
Reporting by MRTabuas/ DiarioBitcoin
Stock image (courtesy of EDO in May 2021)