- Bored Ape Yacht Club is one of the most popular NFTs on the market
- Recently, Bored Ape #8252 “accidentally” sold for an insanely low price
- In other news, CryptoPunk 2681 sold for $3 million USD
If you’re even remotely plugged into the world of NFTs, you’ll know that there is some serious money being thrown around. This prior notion is especially true for those who hold the blue-chip NFTs like Cryptopunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club, Doodles, Cool Cats.
While these projects all started small at one point, the constant demand continues to fuel their value.
CryptoPunk 2681 Sells for $3 Million USD
Take for instance Punk 2681 from CryptoPunks. Last week it sold for 900 ETH, which is roughly $3 million dollars. Yes, $3 million.
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What’s amazing about NFTs is you can check their transfers and sales on the blockchain. Just a year ago, Punk 2681 was sold for 277 ETH. Two months prior to that sale—December 2020—it sold for 83 ETH.
$200k Bored Ape Yacht Club #8252 Recently Sold for $30
In terms of the top dog of the NFT world, the #1 spot is often debated between CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club. Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs sell for about the same price, if not more, as CryptoPunks do currently.
So you can imagine how shocked I was to see that an official Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT was sold for an actual $30 this past week. Yes, $30. Also known as the same amount of money it would cost to buy two movie tickets.
Bored Ape #8252 was purchased for 0.01 ETH
— boredapebot (@boredapebot) January 8, 2022
According to the transfers on OpenSea it was sold by a user named “Dadjudicator.” Whether or not this was an accident is hard to officially declare.
If I had to guess there must’ve been some sort of deal in place prior to the transfer. Perhaps it was a bet between two individuals? Maybe it was a gift?
Seems to be a transfer. Maybe to offset gains.
— liltrippy (@bloccchange) January 8, 2022
Regardless, Dadjudicator missed out on about $200k profit if he were to actually sell Bored Ape #8252 for the current going rate. You can see on the OpenSea transfers Dadjudicator bought Bored Ape #8252 for 2.88 ETH (about $9,000) last summer.
Only time will tell where Bored Ape #8252 ends up next, but if I were a betting man I’d say it won’t be sold for a price that low ever again.
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