Azurbala NFT Mint Suspended After Art Gains Notoriety for the Wrong Motives
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Azurbala NFT Mint Suspended After Art Gains Notoriety for the Wrong Motives

Azurbala NFT Mint Suspended After Art Gains Notoriety for the Wrong Motives

Sarah Morgan
Oct 04, 2022

Azurbala, the Bored Ape Yacht Club-inspired collection of profile pictures (PFP), announced its entrance into the metaverse on Saturday and is said to have generated more than $3.6 million in sales volume on OpenSea. The project, which has been in development for more than a year, tweeted a video of its art presentation on Friday to mixed reactions for its cast of clumsy, scaly figures.

The project team opted to completely delete the artwork because the response to the video was so positive. The minting of the collection has since been delayed, Jenkins the Valet, a Bored Ape persona in charge of the project’s social media channels, tweeted on Monday.

The price of the mint passes for the collection has fallen after the less-than-ideal discovery. On OpenSea, the floor price for a “Bored and Dangerous” NFT has dropped to 0.26 ether, or roughly $341 US, from around 0.52 ETH, or roughly $676, before the video was tweeted.

Similar to the Pixelmon fiasco from last March, the NFT collection raised $70 million to create a video game inspired by Pokemon, but the release of its blocky, meme-worthy artwork ultimately crushed its momentum.

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