OpenSea freezes stolen Bored Apes worth $2.2M.

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OpenSea freezes stolen Bored Apes worth $2.2M.

Todd Kramer, who is a famous art collector, his NFTs recently got stolen from his hot wallet. OpenSea decided to save the day and chose to freeze his Bored Apes, cumulatively worth $2.200.000. This means that the hackers can’t do anything with the Bored Apes, for example not sell them.

Todd Kramer’s NFT’s

The fact that he got hacked, came to light on Twitter. He tweeted that his NFT-wallet got hacked. Todd Kramer, owner of a famous art gallery, also let the world know what NFT’s, exactly, got stolen.

The Apes that were stolen from his wallet are:

  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 2771
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 6416
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 1623
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 1708
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 8214
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 7528
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 9988
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club 9410
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club 25057
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club 11177
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club 28752
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club 24718
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club 2436
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club 9278
  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club 2434

There are also people that are not happy with the free, because this reduces the decentrality, according the them. OpenSea appears to still have huge power within the NFT-space, as they can just take people’s power to sell NFTs. Even though it’s not weird in this case, as it was robbery, they certainly do have a point. It is not fully decentralized, if OpenSea can just do something like this.

There are also people that say it’s Todd Kramer’s own fault. He did use a hot wallet. The chance that you get hacked when using a hot wallet, is a lot bigger that the chance that you get hacked when using a cold wallet. People are tweeting things like: “Lessons learned. Use a cold wallet…”

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