The company behind the Bored Ape crypto art craze has said it is looking into reports that some attendees suffered “eye burn” from bright light displays at an event it hosted over the weekend in Hong Kong.
The ApeFest event was targeted at holders of so-called non-fungible tokens — artwork linked to blockchain technology that soared in price and popularity at the height of the now-deflated cryptocurrency bubble.
About 2,250 people attended the Saturday evening party at a cruise terminal, said organiser Yuga Labs, one of the pioneers in this market. Since then, more than a dozen have posted on social media complaining of a burning sensation in the eyes and sometimes also impaired vision.
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