X2Y2 Blocks New NFT Marketplace Blur from Using Its Listings

Blur “the NFT marketplace for pro traders” has been blocked from using NFT listings from the X2Y2 platform after “violating” terms of service.
Image source: X2Y2

Quick take:

  • X2Y2 has asked the new NFT marketplace Blur to stop using its listings.
  • The highly incentivised NFT platform said Blur “violated our terms by (applying for 10+ keys to access its API).”
  • The cease-and-desist border did not go down well with Blur community members.

X2Y2 has blocked Blur from using its NFT listings. The newly launched NFT marketplace has been accused of violating the terms of service, by applying for 10+ keys of X2Y2’s API.

The highly incentivised NFT platform tagged Blur in a Twitter post writing: “Hi @blur_io, we would like for you to stop using our listings on your website. You’ve been blocked from X2Y2 for violating our Terms (by applying for 10+ keys to access our API).”

However, some Blur users were not impressed by the cease-and-desist order. Loopifyyy replied to X2Y2 and Blur saying that the order made no sense. “Why would you enforce this?,” the NFT trader wrote.

According to Loopifyyy, the decision to take such an action could be interpreted as an attempt to avoid losing traders to the new platform.

Blur is not the first newly launched NFT marketplace to try to woo traders from an already established marketplace. In January, LooksRare gave OpenSea a strong challenge after offering collectors and traders high rewards if they listed their collections on its platform.

Dubbed “vampire attacks” because of the way they drain liquidity and users from one platform to another, the concept has become the primary weapon for onboarding users to a newly launched marketplace.

Even X2Y2 is no stranger to vampire attacks. The platform used the same tactics to gain users quickly when it launched back in February. Soon after, it was boasting the highest daily and weekly transaction volumes, ahead of OpenSea and LooksRare, albeit highly inflated because of wash trading.

One user Giacomoeth, even went on to highlight the changes made to the terms of service to enforce the order.

Source: Giacomoeth/Twitter

But X2Y2 was clever not to change the last update ate leaving it as “February 2, 2022”.

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