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Bitcoin (BTC) Remains at Sub-$30,000, Someone Stole Seth Green’s Bored Ape NFT

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On Tuesday, Bitcoin (BTC) accelerated by 1.91%. Bitcoin ended the day at $29,630 with partially reversing a 3.93% slide from Monday. 

Seth Green’s Missing Ape NFT

With this out-of-the-box approach to animation as proven by his long-running stop motion show “Robot Chicken”, the actor and producer Seth Green, animates toys into bizarre comedy sketches. It makes sense that Green would make a show featuring an NFT character.

Green released a trailer for a show called “White Horse Tavern” at the NFT conference VeeCon, as reported by BuzzFeed on Saturday. Starring the show was the Bored Ape character Fred Simian as a genial bartender who mingles with human guests.

The show could have probably been a big hit, as well as a turning point with regards to public opinions on NFTs.

However, Green’s NFT collection was unfortunately stolen in early May as part of a phishing scam. Now he can’t proceed with his show.

The thing with NFTs is that they can be used for all intents and purposes, JPEGs. 

There is nothing to stop a person from making a copy of these cool, stylish looking JPEGs and claiming it’s theirs.

Each NFTs come with a unique code that can be used to prove ownership. But it turns out that it can be stolen, in Green’s case.. 

As a result of the theft, he lost the copyright to Fred Simian, and can no longer legally proceed with the show.

“I bought that ape in July 2021, and have spent the last several months developing and exploiting the IP to make it into the star of this show,” Green said in an interview with crypto entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. 

“Then days before — his name is Fred by the way — days before he’s set to make his world debut, he’s literally kidnapped.” 

Motherboard reported that Green’s NFTs were transferred to a digital wallet and then flipped, with his Bored Ape being sold by the scammer to a collector known as “DarkWing84,” who purchased it for more than $200,000.

The NFT marketplace OpenSea has frozen the tokens, and all four of Green’s stolen NFTs have been marked with “suspicious activity warnings.”

“We do not have the power to freeze or delist NFTs that exist on decentralized blockchains; however, we do disable the ability to use OpenSea to buy or sell stolen items,” Allie Mack, an OpenSea spokesperson, told BuzzFeed.

Green has tweeted DarkWing84, asking for them to work it out between them. 





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