In this day and age where technological advancements are starting to emerge and go rampant, personalities and entities have become more aggressive and competitive in their respective industries. As a matter of fact, a significant number of aspiring powerhouses are beginning to fight tooth and nail to consistently innovate, but only those who factor passion, dedication, and perseverance in their pursuits have a better chance at securing coveted positions at the summits of their chosen fields. NFT Influencer ‘Hustler’ (Joe Vargas) is among those who shoot their shots with more than just a vision of succeeding. As the new founder of Not Okay Bears, he is on his way to changing the game and dominating the scenes by introducing some changes to his newly-acquired NFT project.
The announcement of Hustler’s acquisition of the project came 2 weeks ago, following his revelation of the offer he made to the founder of Not Okay Bears. Revealing his intentions to acquire the project, Hustler tweeted, “BREAKING: I just made an offer inside Not Okay Bears discord to take over the project 100%,” Later that day, he tweeted, “Word is out. I am now the Founder [Owner] of @Not_OkayBears. We are really not going to be okay.”
With this recent change of ownership, Hustler vowed to make some significant changes to bolster the project’s name to the summit of success. As a matter of fact, the new Not Okay Bears owner joined a Twitter space hosted by another NFT influencer, where people asked about the new owner’s decision to put a 7.5% royalty on secondary sales on OpenSea.io, LooksRare.org and X2Y2.io where you can buy and sell Not Okay Bears.
When asked about the royalty, Hustler explained, “We need to earn money. We can’t do anything with no money,” he added.
The multifaceted personality and esteemed business man has explained that attaching royalties to NFT projects is not a new move. Even for new projects. As a matter of fact, Hustler pointed out that many established projects have royalties. Although royalties are usually attached because most of these established NFT projects have roadmaps while actively building and running events, the power player has plans to launch Not Okay Bears further, and the acquisition is only the beginning of everything. Since the original Twitter space when acquired, a roadmap and utility has now been added to the Not Okay Bears project. Supporting mental health awareness within their community is the Not Okay Bears goal.
Amid this quick turn of events and the rise of some controversies, Hustler has vowed and reassured the NFT community that Not Okay Bears is not only a promising project, but also a haven for opportunities for NFT holders across the industry, and he plans to maximize its potential in the years to come. “I am determined to propel Not Okay Bears and improve it,” shared Hustler.
With a long list of plans under his arsenal, Hustler is set to expand the project’s horizons, creating more ways that can propel Not Okay Bears to greatness. At the same time, he hopes to clear the project’s name amid the controversies attached to it. For this reason, interested holders and would-be owners of these digital assets may expect more initiatives from this powerhouse in the years to come. Learn more about NOKB at NotOkayBears.art.
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