The creator of a Chinese collection of non-fungible token cartoon monkeys is being accused of copying one of the world’s most popular NFT projects, Bored Ape Yacht Club. The creator says that his work is unique.
The project, called Bored Wukong, has hundreds of 2D and 3D avatars of Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. Sun Wukong is a legendary character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. A project called Bored Wukong makes NFT avatars for people all over the world who want to make their own monkeys. The monkeys come in different styles, like one dressed up like painter Vincent van Gogh and another dressed up like an Egyptian pharaoh.
You can buy it for 8,888,888 yuan right now on the Chinese NFT marketplace NFTCN, based on the item’s transaction history. The first Bored Wukong avatar, which was sold last November for $15 and then resold for $188 in December, is now for sale for 8,888,888 yuan.
While there are some similarities between Bored Wukong and NFT art in China, it’s also good to see it taking off there. Artists are still making and selling things with NFTs, even though the Chinese state media has warned about the financial risks.
The person who made Bored Wukong is less confused about NFTs and says that his work is unique. Wang Wendong is the person who made Bored Wukong. He is also a teacher at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. In his NFT collection, there are apes that look like they’re bored. They’re based on Sun Wukong, or the Monkey King, from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West.