14/07/2021 Another NFT breach; Huobi NFT platform accused of copyright infringement

Huobi’s NFT trade and exchange platform has been accused of breaches on two entertainment star projects in a row. Huobi has been warned of foreseeable legal action against its NFT platform. However, the breached data has been taken down from Huobi’s NFT platform, users are now demanding a statement clarifying how the purchased and acquired NFT will be handled. 

Chinese Journalist, Colin Wu has tweeted about Huobi’s breach, making it the second copyright infringement case within one day.

Huobi & NFTs

Huobi launched an investment arm worth $100 Million to spend on creating a space dedicated to the raging trend of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). The project launch was announced in May by the Huobi Group. The investment arm was created to diversify the trade and exchange platform’s market and expand into more digital assets trading. 

Huobi’s latest fund is expected to acquire blockchain companies that can coherently be merged into Huobi’s current trade and exchange ventures and make early-stage NFT venture capital investments. This included $10 million that would solely be for investing in NFTs and marketplaces that trade them.

What we see in the market today is only a fraction of what’s possible with NFTs,” Huobi Group CFO, Lily Zhang who will head up the new Huobi Ventures unit, told Reuters.

Last month, iBox, an upcoming NFT platform was incubated by Huobi X Center to bring premium NFTs to Asia. iBox services had been made available on the Huobi ECO Chain (HECO), an EVM-compatible blockchain that provides developers with an efficient and low-cost on-chain environment for decentralized applications (dApps), smart contacts, and digital assets.

We plan on integrating iBox with several public chains in the future while still ensuring secure, low-fee transactions,” said Leo Qin, the head of iBox.

Thread of NFT leaks

The innovative digital sphere of NFTs is getting called out for being unsuccessful at keeping digital artwork safe from the intellectual property crimes like plagiarism and copyright fraud. Yesterday, plagiarists leaked Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) on OpenSea of a picture whose copyright belonged to Caixin and reporter Dinggang. 

OpenSea is another platform for trade and exchange of rare digital items and cyber OpenSea collectibles. It seems that recently, Plagiarism scams have increased in the NFT market sphere, unveiling series of fraudulent activities and tension amongst the NFT community.