Reports claim that $2.2 million of Mutant Ape Yacht Club’s non-fungible tokens, NFTs, were taken from a collector. The owner of the NFTs Todd Kramer said the incident was “arguably the worst night” of his life. Furthermore, there’s claims that the NFT marketplace Opensea froze the collectibles, and crypto advocates are complaining about the lack of decentralization.
15 BAYC and MAYC NFTs stolen — Victim Begs Opensea for Help, Reports Claim NFTs Were ‘Frozen’
The December 30th, 2021 collection of the BAYC told the publicIt was taken 15 Bored Ape Yacht Club, and Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs. “NFTX these apes and mutants have been stolen and flagged on Opensea. Please remove from your liquidity pool,” he added. Todd Kramer also listed all of the apes stolen. Kramer also stressed in another tweet that it was “arguably the worst night” of his life.
This 15 ape theft represents one of NFT’s first crimes, since NFTs like Cryptopunks or BAYC and MAYC are in great demand. Following the incident there were numerous NFT collections. claimsOpensea took over and frozen NFTs. But, it isn’t clear if the NFT market leader performed the task.
Moreover, there’s been complaints about the alleged frozen BAYCs, as the “lack of decentralization” was called into question. “Who was able to freeze the NFTs?” an individual replied to Kramer’s now-deleted tweet. “Feels pretty anti-crypto to be asking third parties to do this and ideally they shouldn’t be able to. It was just very poor OPSEC. Decentralized ownership means that no one should have the power to intervene. Good luck.”
Grady Booch (co-developer, renowned software engineer), also responded to the deleted tweet. “Silly me,” Booch tweeted. “And here I thought that the code is the law and that one of the very ideas of cryptocurrencies was the elimination of any possibility of centralized intervention.” Booch added:
Hypocrites are all of us.
However, the end result of this scam involving stolen BAYC NFT has not yet been made public. It appears to have only been revealed by a small number of individuals. helped ease Kramer’s worries. We also don’t know why Kramer decided to delete a few of the tweets he wrote on December 29th and the 30th. The tweets were stored to archive.org, and statements can still be accessed.
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