NFT project blocks Chinese Twitter comments citing the need for ‘North American expansion’

artist SHHAN previously told users to “switch to English” in the community chat, which went largely unfollowed.

According to a Twitter post dated Dec. 11, SHHAN, creator of the black cats nonfungible tokens () collection Mimic Shhans, explained to users why he was blocking posts on community social pages written in the Chinese language. The move came after users condemned the new measures as discriminatory. According to SHHAN, who is based in South Korea, but created a Chinese post to specifically address the issue: 

“It is because I previously announced on Twitter and Discord that my team is trying to enter the North American market. Therefore, I recommended everyone to use English when responding to Twitter posts. Why do this? Because when I spoke with North American holders [of our s], they told us comments on the Mimic Twitter page are almost exclusively in Chinese, so it was very hard for them to feel the culture of the Mimic community.”

SHHAN elaborated that he formerly published withinside the network Discord recommending customers talk English however that “the big majority of humans did now no longer seem to observe it.” The artist then reiterated that he noticed the European and North American client markets as important for the imminent Shhan Metaverse dubbed “Shhanverse” and needed customers “grew to become to the extra internationalized English language to speak approximately the project.”

Launched in October, Mimic Shhans features “playful black cat” s dressed in various costumes and is minted on the ereum blockchain. SHHAN revealed that the collection is very popular in China, with the vast majority of holders based in the country. The project currently has 2,001 holders on OpenSea with 285 er () in volume traded since inception.

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