Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were reportedly stolen from a collector. NFT owner Todd Kramer said the incident was “arguably the worst night” of his life. Additionally, there are claims that the NFT marketplace Opensea has frozen the collectibles, and crypto advocates are complaining about the lack of decentralization.
15 BAYC and MAYC NFTs stolen – Victim asks Opensea for help, reports NFTs were “frozen”
Becomes a BAYC collector on December 30, 2021 told the public that 15 NFTs from the Bored Ape Yacht Club and the Mutant Ape Yacht Club were stolen. “NFTX, those monkeys and mutants have been stolen and tagged” Open sea. Please remove from your liquidity pool, ”he added. Todd Kramer also listed all of the stolen monkeys. Kramer also emphasized in another tweet that it was “probably the worst night” of his life.
Theft of 15 monkeys is one of the first NFT collection crimes since seeing NFT collections like Cryptopunks, BAYC, MAYC and others considerable demand. After the incident there was Allegations that Opensea intervened and froze the NFTs. However, there is no official confirmation that the leading NFT marketplace has done this job.
Besides, there was complaints to the allegedly frozen BAYCs, as the “lack of decentralization” was called into question. “Who could freeze the NFTs?” One person replied to Kramer’s now-deleted tweet. “It feels pretty anti-crypto asking third parties to do it, and ideally they shouldn’t be able to. That was just an extremely bad OPSEC on your part. True decentralized ownership should not allow anyone to intervene. Much luck.”
The co-developer of the Unified Modeling Language and the renowned software engineer Grady Booch also replied to the tweet, which has since been deleted. “Stupid me,” Booch tweeted. “And here I was thinking that the code is the law and that one of the ideas of cryptocurrencies is to rule out any possibility of centralized intervention.” Booch added:
Hypocrite; everyone of you.
The bottom line of the stolen BAYC and MAYC-NFT fiasco has not been publicly disclosed, but there appear to be a few individuals helped facilitate Kramer’s worries. We also don’t know why Kramer decided to delete some of his December 29th and 30th tweets. However, the tweets were saved on archive.org and the statements are still accessible.
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Source: Crypto News Austria