In a recent Halloween special episode, the animated television series The Simpsons satirically poked fun at non-fungible tokens (NFTs), highlighting their speculative nature often driven by the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO).

Despite the humorous take, the NFT community responded positively, with some members taking advantage of the attention.

Parody artist Rino Russo seized the opportunity by launching "Springfield Punks," an NFT project merging the likenesses of Simpsons characters with CryptoPunks.

The collection rapidly sold out and has seen a trading volume of 1,377 Ether, equivalent to an estimated $US2.6 million, ranking it as the third most traded collection on OpenSea within the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Shpend Sahilu, the social lead for NFT company Yuga Labs, known for the Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, resigned from his position due to resurfaced anti-semitic tweets he posted years ago.

Yuga Labs had previously faced accusations of perpetuating anti-semitic stereotypes in their artwork, though the company recently won a legal case against the artists who made these allegations, marking a legal victory.

Despite the recent shakeups, there appears to be a positive turn in the NFT market.

According to a report from crypto data firm DappRadar, there has been a 32% growth in trading volumes, marking the first increase in a year.

However, October's trading volumes of $US340 million came significantly lower compared to those in March, which amounted to $US1.98 billion.