- Seth Green has spent nearly $300k to recover his stolen Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.
- The Family guy star revealed Thursday via Twitter that he had regained ownership of Bored Ape NFT #8398, which previously cost him $200k.
- The Ape was also scheduled to be a major character in Green’s upcoming TV show “White Horse Tavern.”
Seth Green’s stolen Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT is back home. The Family Guy star revealed Thursday on Twitter that he has regained ownership of the Ape NFT #8398 after paying 165 ETH (~$300,000 as of this writing) to a collector.
Green lost four NFTs to hackers last month, which cost him approximately $300,000 when he acquired them. Bored Ape NFT #8398 was the most expensive of them all, costing $200,000.
The newly recovered Ape was also scheduled to be a major character in Green’s upcoming TV show “White Horse Tavern.”
According to transaction records, Green bought the NFT back from the NFT collector going by multiple pseudonyms— including “Mr Cheese” and “DarkWing84.” The translation took place via crypto escrow platform NFT Trader.
Late last month, Green fell victim to the several fake platforms that trick unsuspecting collectors into minting NFTs. However, the collector claimed innocence saying they had purchased the NFT in good faith.
Bored Ape NFT #8398 is currently frozen on OpenSea citing “suspicious activity”, thus preventing collectors from buying or selling it. This is what drove Green to NFT Trader to try to regain ownership.
Green even threatened legal action against “DarkWing84” before establishing contact with the collector.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs are among the most sought after by hackers, with the collection suffering multiple attacks since the beginning of the year.
However, Yuga Labs, the creators of the BAYC NFT collection have now acted on a promise made more than a year ago to delete a code that made Bored Apes vulnerable to hackers.
The company revealed this week that it had removed the section of the code that allowed it to mint an infinite supply of Bored Apes.
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