Bored Ape NFT accidentally sold for $3,000
The worst typo of all time
A Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT valued at 75 ETH (around $300,000) has accidentally sold for .75 ETH ($3,000), all because of a typo.
Bored Ape #3547, a cyborg ape with x’s for eyes, was listed for .75 ETH by its owner maxnaut, whose real name is Max, and within seconds the NFT was bought by an automated account and re-listed for $248,000.
"How'd it happen? A lapse of concentration I guess," Max told Cnet. "I list a lot of items every day and just wasn't paying attention properly. I instantly saw the error as my finger clicked the mouse but a bot sent a transaction with over 8 eth [$34,000] of gas fees so it was instantly sniped before I could click cancel, and just like that, $250k was gone."
The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10000 unique Bored Ape NFTs, one of the most sought-after collections to exist. To give you an idea of how painful the mistake was, when first released, you could buy a Bored Ape for around $300, but now, Bored Apes usually sell for a minimum of 50 ETH ($200,000).
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