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Seth Green’s ‘kidnapped’ bored monkey returns home

Bored Ape #8398 is still marked with a “suspicious activity” tag on OpenSea. It remains frozen, which prevents the NFT from being bought or sold on the market, but not traded on other services such as NFT Trader. OpenSea declined to comment.

If the transaction is what it appears to be, it concludes a crypto clown show that began in early May when Green’s NFT cache was ransacked after the actor succumbed to a phishing scam. “Well fres it happened to me” hey tweeted at the time. “They were phished and 4NFT was stolen.”

The robbery was a real debacle for Green, who had been developing an animated series called White House Tavern featuring characters from his NFT collection, most notably Bored Ape #8398.

“I bought that ape in July 2021 and spent the last few months developing and exploiting the intellectual property to make it the star of this show.” The green businessman told Gary Vaynerchuck at an NFT conference in May. “Days before he makes his world debut, he is literally kidnapped.” That revelation infuriated an ongoing intellectual property debate around NFTs, as Bored Ape Yacht Club licenses theoretically confer commercial use rights to purchasers. Who did this right belong to, Green or Cheese? They both bought it fair and square. Once again, the blockchain doesn’t lie, does it?

When BuzzFeed News confirmed he was the new owner of the ape, Mr Cheese, who also went by the moniker “DarkWing84,” said he believed it had been “purchased in good faith” and claimed he had no idea it had been obtained illegally. illicit The pseudonymous investor had bought Green’s scammer’s NFT for a whopping $200,000.

So does this mean Green’s “stolen” monkey case is closed once and for all? Did he really pay twice for that monkey? Does crime pay? The actor had made it very clear that he would go to extreme measures to get it back. The Bored Ape is now housed in a lone wallet and Mr Cheese, who became something of a crypto anti-hero for unknowingly purchasing Green’s prized possession and unaware of the ensuing crash, has since removed Bored Ape #8398 from his Twitter profile, as one does.


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