Was someone impersonating Snoop Dogg at the NFT.NYC 2022 conference by accident or on purpose?

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2022-07-07 17:48:52

If you’ve ever been at the NFT.NYC 2022 conference and were elated when you were “checked in” with “idol” Snoop Dogg, you may have been fooled, because it was Doop Snogg.

Was someone impersonating Snoop Dogg at the NFT.NYC 2022 conference by accident or on purpose?

At the NFT.NYC 2022 conference, a reporter caught a nine-and-ten-one with Snoop Dogg and asked for an interview, only to discover that this is not a famous rapper, but just someone hired. to “fake” at the event.

With just a twisted mustache, fake bodyguards and a Cadillac Escalade SUV turned an ordinary person into the legendary rapper and much sought after at the conference described as “Super Bowl NFT”.

Fair.xyz – a Web3 startup said it hired Snoop Dogg “fake” to attract attention for its brand at the conference. However, in a statement sent out they “blanked” that the trick was used to illustrate the problem of impersonation and fraud that is rampant in the NFT market. DThe company representative who hired the impostor explained:

“We used Doop Snogg as a fun way to highlight our goal of removing impostors, bots, and cheaters from the NFT space.”

Some of the rapper’s ardent fans couldn’t hide their joy when they shared a photo frame with the idol, but this was a trick:

“My hand trembled as soon as I saw it @SnoopDogg. Thank you for taking pictures with me.”

In response to this cosplay, the owner also gave a brief response and named his copy “Doop Snogg”:

Snoop Dogg once admitted to being a “crypto whale” through a series of collections worth tens of millions of dollars. The rapper also owns the Bored Ape Yacht Club and has collaborated with many top projects. For example, shaking hands with The Sandbox to launch “Snoop Avatars” in January or collaborating with Clay Nation to release NFT on Cardano at the end of March. Snoop Dogg is also waiting for trademark protection for NFT products. and his metaverse. With this artist’s serious steps in the field of cryptocurrency, impersonating Snoop Dogg to “promote” some brands is just one of the tricks that people often use.

In 2021 alone, the number of crypto scams via social networks has caused losses of up to 1 billion USD. One of the victims who tasted enough of the “scam” was Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a project that has continuously become a prey for hackers. From the hacked Instagram, a series of valuable NFTs flew to the hacked Discord case that took away $ 357,000. During the NFT fever, scams are still happening a lot, especially taking advantage of gullible people. The above trick is also considered a wake-up call to the user community.

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