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$2.2M Worth of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs Stolen

According to reports, approximately $2.2 million worth non-fungible tokens (NFTs), from Mutant Ape Yacht Club and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), were taken from a collector. Todd Kramer, the owner of the NFTs, said that the incident was “arguably his worst night.” Additionally, claims have been made that Opensea, the NFT marketplace, froze the collectibles. Crypto advocates complain about the lack decentralization.

15 BAYC and MayC NFTs Stelen — Victim Begs for Help, Reports that NFTs were ‘Frozen.’

A BAYC collector informed the public on December 30, 2021 that 15 Bored Ape Yacht Club (Mutant Ape Yacht Club) NFTs had been stolen. NFTX These apes, mutants were stolen and flagged by Opensea. He also requested that the apes and mutants be removed from your liquidity pool. Todd Kramer also listed the stolen apes. Kramer added another tweet stating that it was “arguably” the worst night of his life.

Archive.org captured a now-destroyed tweet by Todd Kramer, December 29, 2021.

Since NFT collections such as Cryptopunks and MAYC have been in high demand, the 15 ape theft was one of the first NFT crime. There were claims after the incident that Opensea intervened and frozen the NFTs. There is no evidence that the NFT marketplace’s leading seller performed this task.

A now-deleted tweet from Todd Kramer on December 30, 2021, which was also captured on archive.org. Kramer claims all the apes were frozen in the tweet.

Complaints have been made regarding the alleged freezing of BAYCs. The “lackof decentralization” has also been raised. Kramer’s tweet was deleted. A reply was made by an individual. It feels anti-crypto to ask third parties to do such a thing, and they should not be able to. Your OPSEC was very poor. Decentralized ownership means that no one should have the power to intervene. We wish you all the best.

Grady Booch, co-developer and well-known software engineer, also responded to the now-deleted Tweet. Booch tweets: “Silly me.” Booch said:

Hypocrites; everyone of you.

The end result of the stolen BAYC and MAYC NFT fiasco has not been disclosed publicly, but it seems a few 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. However, the tweets were saved to archive.org and the statements are still accessible.