According to reports, around $ 2.2 million worth of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were stolen from a collector. NFT owner Todd Kramer said the incident was “arguably the worst night” of his life. Additionally, some argue that the NFT Opensea Marketplace has frozen collectibles, and crypto advocates complain about the lack of decentralization.
15 NFT BAYC and MAYC stolen – The victim asks Opensea for help and reports that the NFTs have been “frozen”
On December 30, 2021, a BAYC collector told the audience that 15 NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club were stolen. “NFTX, these monkeys and mutants have been stolen and reported on Opensea. Please withdraw from your cash pool, ”he added. Todd Kramer also listed all of the stolen monkeys. Kramer also pointed out in another tweet that it was “arguably the worst night” of his life.
Theft of 15 monkeys is one of the first NFT collectible crimes since NFT collections like Cryptopunks, BAYC, MAYC and others saw significant demand. After the incident there was complaints that Opensea intervened and froze the NFTs. However, there is no official confirmation that the main NFT marketplace has performed this task.
In addition, there has been complaints on the so-called frozen BAYCs, the “lack of decentralization” being questioned. “Who could have frozen the NFTs? An individual replied to Kramer’s now deleted tweet. “It seems anti-crypto enough to ask third parties to do this and ideally they shouldn’t be able to. It was just extremely bad OPSEC on your part. True decentralized ownership, no one should be able to interfere. . Good luck. “
Unified Modeling Language co-developer and renowned software engineer Grady Booch also responded to the now deleted tweet. “Idiot me,” Booch tweeted. “And there, I thought the code was the law and that one of the very ideas of cryptocurrencies was the elimination of any possibility of centralized intervention.” Booch added:
Hypocrites; each of you.
The end result of the stolen BAYC and MAYC NFT fiasco has not been publicly disclosed, but it appears that a few people helped relieve Kramer’s worries. We’re also not sure why Kramer decided to delete some of the tweets he wrote on December 29 and 30. However, the tweets were recorded on archive.org and the statements are still accessible.
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