That does not surprise me Fourteen days crypto exists. Whether it Nintendo or Minecraft NFTs, crypto scammers, love to make environmentally destructive projects out of other people’s IPs. What is surprising is that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has bothered to give the Fortnite Tokens project his time of day. “It’s cheating,” he says tweeted in the account yesterday. (h/d: PC gamer)
The creators claim that the cryptocurrency is “a fairly launched, community-driven, Fortnite game fan-made cryptocurrency project with no set ownership or corporate structure behind it, or a CEO to decide its future.” Presumably that last part means they don’t believe anyone can be held legally responsible for Fortnite Tokens. Sweeney disagreed. “But that’s not how trademarks and copyrights work,” he replied. “You can’t use them Fourteen days
Fortnite tokens use the Fourteen days logo, but that’s where the similarities with Epic’s popular battle royale seem to end. Even their collection of generic looking non-fungible tokens has nothing to do with it Fourteen days. So why did t he creator go to the trouble of copyright infringement? After you crypto site
Hopefully he can stay out of a possible court case. Sweeney wasn’t impressed and tweeted that he would have Epic’s lawyers review the tokens. While no lawsuit appears to be pending yet, Fortnite Tokens has been removed from Telegram following a complaint from Epic Games. Epic has not returned a request for comment at the time of publication.
But let’s not give Epic’s CEO a quick pat on the back. October 2022, Sweeney tweeted that the Epic Games Store would allow blockchain games on the platform as long as they were compliant with the law. So he’s not against the planet-destroying technology itself, but against the extent to which its community is filled with scammers. Just yesterday, blockchain developers announced this NFT based game grit would be listed on the Epic Games Store. If crypto scammers tease Sweeney enough, maybe Epic will change it Spirit. Probably not, but I can dream.