A Bored Ape NFT Sold For 0.75ETH By Mistake. Another Sold For 347ETH, But Wait…

Bored Ape Yacht Club has returned to the top of the NFT charts. One side, the fatal error cost an anonymous user over $250K. A feel-good tale of a diamond-hand holder, who created a Bored Ape seven month ago and then sold it for more than $1M. Or did he? He was wrong. 

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The Yacht Club is having an exciting start to the week, and NewsBTC provides all details. 

Bored Ape Yacht Club: A costly-expensive mistake

Maxnaut’s membership to the Yacht Club has been revoked. This person’s distraction while listing his Bored Ape for 75ETH, lead him to actually list it for 0.75ETH. The bot quickly seized it and paid an exorbitant amount. Extra high transaction feesTo ensure a highly profitable purchase The bot also ensures a very profitable purchase. It was listed for 88 ETCRight away. This bot is more useful than any Roomba or Boston Dynamics robots. 

Maxnaut, the former owner, has been expropriated. Cnet:

“I list a lot of items every day and just wasn’t paying attention properly. My finger clicked on the mouse and I saw it immediately. However, a bot sent me an transaction with 8 or more eth. [$34,000] of gas fees so it was instantly sniped before I could click cancel, and just like that, $250k was gone.”

If we have ever heard one, this is a horror tale. Multitasking is another victim. 

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From Diamond Hands To Millionaire, But Wait…

It is estimated that only 10,000 Bored Apes are still alive. They were all minted at 0.08ETH per piece. John Knopf (photographer) was among those who believed from the beginning in the project and was greatly honored. His story is here. “I bought my ape for .08 on minting night and just sold it for 347 ETH. It is hard to find words. So much is happening. Thank you Bored Ape Yacht Club for completely changing my life and everyone in the community!”

He was told to buy by the same person. “Degenerating into Bored Ape Yacht ClubTo tell the truth because art is what I like. John Knopf to ape in that fateful Friday night (…) I’m so so so happy for you. Massive. For you and your BAYC colleagues, it is massive.”

Wait, is that really what you are looking for? According to Ethereum, John Knopf has sent back 230 Ethereum to his wallet which purchased Bored Ape.

Wait, is that really what this means? John Knopf was contacted by the owner of the wallet asking for the return funds. He was apparently trying to bid on a lot and made a huge mistake.

A Bored Ape Owner shares his story

A few days later, Deepak Thapliyal, the Bored Ape 9452’s new owner, told his story. “I decided I wanted this ape no matter what (…) I knew I wanted it, so originally I moved 655 ETH into my wallet because I was actually prepared to buy it at full ask.”

He wasn’t actually making a bid, but checking John Knopf’s wallet activity in Etherscan. However, “After I placed my originally bid, I had to move 230 ETH to another wallet in mobile. I didn’t press the correct button on the copy key for the address I wanted to send. PS: I was multi tasking.” Here we go, multitasking takes another victim. 

Deepak found Knopf’s on Twitter, and “I tweeted at him and he followed so I could DM him. He asked me how my story was and I told him what I needed. He informed me quickly that he did not intend to keep my money but would be sending it back. He asked if I wanted the ape still which I said “yes”.” They agreed on a price and the rest is history. “This is a great story I can tell my kids when I get the ape.  Thanks to John for being a standup guy and returning my ETH.”


And that’s pretty much it. Do you buy Deepak Thapliyal’s story? Did he make an innocent mistake? Are you sure he was making an innocent mistake? The high price buy raises all of the Bored Ape’s prices, and Bored Ape 9452 especially. However, the blockchain doesn’t lie and Knopf ended up with 347 ETH total. 

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You know all facts. Make your conclusions.

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