Let’s forged our minds again to January, after I wrote a narrative known as ‘Crypto Losers Purchase Copy Of Jodorowsky’s Dune, Have Performed Themselves’, a chunk which I assumed on the time completely captured the extent to which brainworms had infested the blockchain group.
To recap, a gaggle of individuals generally known as a DAO (extra on these right here) purchased one of many surviving copies of Jodorowsky’s Dune, a manufacturing bible for a failed Seventies Hollywood adaptation of Dune that was made well-known by the 2013 documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. Figuring out far more about crypto scams than copyright legislation, they thought they’d be capable to do all types of stuff with the fabric inside, by no means as soon as stopping to contemplate that purchasing a e book doesn’t provide the rights to what’s inside it, or that it’s solely one in every of quite a few surviving copies, not the final/just one.
We hadn’t heard a lot on the challenge since, till the weekend when one of many DAO’s co-founders, Charlie/Charlotte Fang—who can be serving to run an NFT challenge known as Milady—was accused of posting some actually reprehensible shit on-line.
A lot of the allegations are contained in this comprehensive Twitter thread by 0xngmi, the place the poster generally known as ‘Miya’ compares black individuals to apes, calls homosexuality a ‘illness’ and says a nation may be ‘saved’ by killing its Jews. It’s additionally alleged that ‘Miya’ was concerned with the Systemspace group, a gaggle that has been labelled a ‘suicide cult’ promising a ‘cyberpunk afterlife’, which was linked to the demise of a 17 year-old in 2017. ‘Miya’ can be accused of being concerned within the grooming of anorexic ladies on social media.
Fang has since confessed to being ‘Miya’ in a collection of Twitter posts (although it’s necessary to notice they don’t handle particular allegations, so it’s unclear which had been truly them or not), during which they are saying their disgusting posts and behavior was them merely ‘trolling’ and being ‘juvenile’, and that their ‘actual views maintain no room for hate’. They’ve however introduced they’re stepping down from their function with the Milady NFT challenge, although their standing with the Dune group stays unclear (Kotaku has reached out for clarification on this).
As we’ve seen, a DAO is solely a entrance with a purpose to get suckers to purchase crypto, and so now we’re revisting the Dune group’s efforts let’s examine in and see how issues have been going for their very own forex within the months since they purchased the e book and…ah.