Riot tarnishes event at virtual art gallery

Riot Tarnishes Event at Virtual Art Gallery

Lara Raven

Lara Raven

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In what seems like a surreal news story in a parallel dimension, the metaverse suffered extensive damage due to a riot in a virtual art gallery.

NFT objects valued at millions of dollars were ransacked and damaged until digital police arrived to quell the situation.

Some of the NFT items that were destroyed, eaten, or stolen during the e-robbery included sculptures, snacks, furniture, and artworks.

Paril Lofo, the gallery’s owner rued that the entire episode was heartbreaking. He also added that he is confident that he can resell the broken but now-notorious items at a higher price.

What Happened During the Riot?

Uninvited guests hacked the metaverse platform to gain access to the virtual gallery by entering the right password.

They stormed into the gallery en masse and made derogatory comments about the priceless artworks on display. They described the artworks as a waste of money and rubbish.

In addition, they also harangued other visitors at the virtual gallery.

A recurring theme was that the artworks displayed on the metaverse were not as valuable as the ones created in the real world.

However, all hell broke loose when counter-arguments were made that real-world has climate change and other problems, whereas the metaverse has no such issues.

However, this incident makes it clear that although climate change may not affect the denizens of the metaverse immediately, petty crimes and rioting can still affect 3D virtual spaces.

The police arrived when users from neighboring virtual spaces complained about the noise and commotion.

Some 30 avatars were arrested and escorted in blockchains, in what is being touted as the first-ever e-police raid on the metaverse.

The Metaverse Needs Stricter Policing

With several NFT items that are valued at millions of dollars, such hacking attempts and riots may become more commonplace.

Although a lot of transactions on the metaverse take place with the help of blockchain-based technology, it is not quite perfect.

As a result, it is necessary to have cyber-police available at all times to protect the users from harm and harassment.

It is worth noting that some time ago, we reported how women have begun to complain about the metaverse not being a friendly space for them.

A stricter and more vigilant metaverse might help create safer places for everyone who likes to follow the book of rules.

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