Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather was caught promoting a fraudulent NFT project on his social media channels again. In fact, the anonymous team behind his new project, Mayweverse, disappeared with nearly $ 200,000 in revenue.
A new scam for the boxer
Mayweather has a background in the NFT carpet game after borrowing his name and benefiting from tens of thousands of projects such as Ethereum Max, Bored Bunny, Real Floyd NFT, Moonshot and more. You can find our dedicated article on Ethereum Max here where Kim Kardashian is being sued for promoting this scam.
All of these projects now have values close to zero, with no updates from the development teams since their launch.
His latest project, Mayverse, launched on April 13, managed to raise just under $ 200,000. The development team has now disappeared with the money, leaving Mayweather to once again promote very dubious projects. Learn more about soft rugs and rug covers in our specialized article.
One would think that Floyd Mayweather was somehow tricked into supporting these projects. Maybe his knowledge of the NFT space is weak? But the repeated nature of his actions suggests otherwise. It should also not be forgotten that Mayweather is one of the most enterprising athletes ever, in any sport.
Explanation of the scam
Twitter watcher ZachXBT dived with his head and received a personal message from Mayweather, as seen above, after linking the development team behind the recent outing and three more low strokes. Here’s how it happened.
On April 21, just eight days after the coin, the proceeds from Mayweverse’s NFT drop were transferred to two wallets. The chart provided by the volunteer blockchain mirror finder posted on Twitter shows the money trail. Interestingly, some of the same wallets involved in other Mayweather-supported projects appear.
After the coin ended, the official Mayweverse Twitter page, which has over 16,000 followers, issued a tweet. They asked people to join the Discord channel for further updates and said the big unveiling will happen soon. Interestingly, this is the last tweet sent by this account.
If we go to the official Discord, we’ll see members keep asking for updates, no response. Some proprietors were also eligible to receive signed gloves, while two proprietors are expected to win an all-inclusive trip to watch Floyd’s next match on May 14, but there is no news.
However, Mayweather responded to angry messages from a few people, saying they were not cheated. The simple wording of this answer seems to show that it is not Mayweather who is behind the keyboard. This type of carpet pulling and other scams must be severely punished, and Senator Kevin Thomas wants to start this project.
Mayweather continues to sell NFTs
In the midst of all this, if you search for Floyd Mayweather’s NFT news right now, many would be surprised to see that he does not keep a low profile. By selling his next tickets as NFTs to battle Don Moore at the world’s first NFT sporting event in Dubai.
The event will include an exclusive live-streamed pay-per-view for NFT ticket holders so fans can watch the event online on May 14th. Viewers will also have access to a unique NFT Global Titans ticket.
NFT ticket holders will also be able to access 3D collectibles in limited editions, unique video material and official media files from the event’s opening night.
At least that’s what is promised!
It is still difficult to understand what happened, but more and more regulation will allow victims of carpet pulling to attack scammers. This is a dishonest use of NFTs and blockchain, and a star like Floyd Mayweather should in no way be involved in this type of action.
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