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SKMM issues a ban on local “Dickheads” NFT project

Social NewsSKMM issues a ban on local “Dickheads” NFT project

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) has apparently banned a local NFT project called Dickheads NFT.

The collection of the NSFW artwork features characters made up of the male appendage.

The project was listed on NFT Pangolin, a new Malaysian marketplace launched by MyEG, before it was taken down.

According to Tech in Asia, SKMM ordered NFT Pangolin to delist Dickheads from the platform on 30 March after receiving complaints.

However, the last we check, the collection is still up for listing on the site. Speaking to the news portal, the spokesperson from NFT Pangolin said they are working closely with SKMM and the Dickheads NFT artist to resolve the matter.

However, the commission managed to get the Dickheads NFT Twitter account suspended, though the artist has since created a new account.

Meanwhile, the Malaysia-based artist, who not been named, said the project will be hosted on OpenSea or SuperRare, an Ethereum-based marketplace.

This is the first known case whereby the regulator is issuing a ban or censor on NFTs in the country.

Last week, Political artist and activist Fahmi Reza announced that he will be selling his artwork as an NFT to raise funds to help others get legal aid. It would be interesting to see if SKMM will also censor the controversial Monyet Istana collection.

While Fahmi did not announcewhere the project will be listed, it could possibly debut on OpenSea, NFT Pangolin, or Pentas.io, another Malaysian NFT marketplace.

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