I’d like to address this with a single and comprehensive post as this is precisely how Dicasso attacked the NFTEarth team before the last Optimism grant vote, right before it went live, with the intent to cause enough confusion amongst Delegates such that they would wait to fund further growth for NFTEarth, he took to Twitter and publicly posted a false lie then, just like he has done yesterday, which was determined by the OP Foundation to be an action of gross misconduct and violation of the OP rules, for which he was SUSPENDED by the OP Collective and asked to publicly apologize to NFTEarth for these actions, once the situation was resolved.
First and most important: the team, nor myself, have not nor were ever determined to have broken any of the rules. There was not even a statement made as to the situation by the OP Foundation after all this drama created by competitors including Dicasso, to discredit the work being done by NFTEarth to build a Quix replacement on Optimism. The case has been closed, and has been closed for nearly 6 months now.
2nd, you showing up on Arbitrum forums out of the blue with new alt accounts posting for the first time, Dicasso tweeting publicly about a project working around the clock diligently to help catalyze NFT activity? This itself SPEAKS volumes. Anyone interested in genuinely observing the situation can see you have a grudge that cannot be let go of. After you have threatened me multiple times, have smeared my personal name for simply refusing to give in to your spreading of misinformation to try and influence voting outcomes to hurt NFTEarth, I still choose to wish you well, I wish you the best of luck Dicasso. But I also ask and am prominently demanding that you refrain from spreading nonfactual statements here - or anywhere - as they do NOTHING positive for the ecosystem, and only destroy ecosystems: point proven with what ultimately happened on Optimism. There is no more NFT ecosystem on Optimism at this point in tine. Actions taken to sabatoge NFTEarth, try and harm my own individual reputation…all these did was amount to nothing except destroying an ecosystem. This is not leadership, and this is not how communities are built and I hope readers see this for what it is and know this is NOT how Arbitrum will get to the top, by following similar paths as what has occurred before. The way forward is to build, stay focused on KPIs, metrics, and user growth, and not get lost in dramaticized posts about fake stories.
Last, as for the entire purpose why you are here now, which is blatantly to simply stir the pot, shake up a beehive and create FUD for no reason than to further harm the team from authentically sparking NFT activity again on L2s, I would highlight and reiterate the FINAL resolution of what occurred on Optimism:
The NFTEarth team received an incubation funding from L2DAO to build an NFT marketplace. This was voted on Snapshot and passed with ~98% in favor of incubating the marketplace. Nothing more or less than this. Which the team delivered on, and did so in 40 days. Unlike several others teams pitching new marketplaces to replace Quix, including yourself. We have been live since January of this year, and managed to stay live despite incredibly difficult NFT ecosystem headwinds, with not a single second of downtime. Upon receiving the initial incubation tokens, we were operating with the understanding we could use such funds as we best saw fit to accomplish the task of building a live and functional L2 marketplace, again - this being the only key objective for winning the incubation funding. This included covering ALL hard costs such as developer salaries, cloud server expenses, RPC infra payments and any other associated costs to get the marketplace up and running, as fast as humanly possible. End of story.
I was not even a core member of the L2DAO team that originally received their original OP grant when the team applied for it, I did not help in writing it nor designing it in any way. So it is very important to note that the ENTIRE PREMISE of your allogations stem from breaking a so called “no-sale” rule. As NFTEarth received tokens not from the OP Foundation, and only through a vote as part of the OPIncubator from L2DAO, an entirely different entity, and through a conpletely different process via L2DAO vote, it was ultimately determined that NO RULE was in fact broken, and this was what sufficiently ended all your accusations.
There is nothing more to be said on the matter, myself and the team have DEMONSTRATED with our actions, over time, and through what we have buiilt, our clear commitment and competence in the NFT space, and we are fully committed to making Arbitrum to top destination for NFT activity across web3.
The team, and myself are available at any time if any Delegates or Foundation or team members have any questions at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch as we are happy and would genuinely like to address any and everything if there is a concern of any sort that remains. I am available for any Delegate or Foundation or team member to chat further in our Telegram groups and happy to hop on a live call as well, at anytime.
My Telegram handle is @ westonnelson,
I am available on X @ westonnelson and I am available on Discord @ westonnelson.