Hollywood guy, who made his fortune playing characters like ‘Dr. Evil’s son Scott’ in the Austin Powers movies, announces his plan to monetize those ‘Bored Apes’ NFTs for something more tangible than bragging rights. Hilarity ensues!
Not even gonna try to TL; DR this mess, because if your interest is tweaked, you’ll wanna RTWT anyways…
'international criminals have kidnapped the virtual persona that stars in a new hit show' is absolutely a mid-2000s cyberpunk plot, but we get the stupid version of it in this timeline https://t.co/ut4IFEjIhl
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) May 24, 2022
Wheezing, crying https://t.co/hzUN58Cnxu
— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) May 25, 2022
… The pseudonymous collector, who has said they are an Australian surgeon with a side hustle, believes they “bought it in good faith” and conceded that they have no plans for the NFT — including repatriating it to Green.
BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday that the theft of Green’s NFTs could present complications for his forthcoming series, White Horse Tavern, which incorporates characters from the actor’s extensive NFT collection. It’s possible that after losing his Bored Ape to a phishing scam this month, Green also lost his license to commercially adapt the monkey. In what has become something of a hostage scenario, Green has since tried to negotiate the return of what he has called his “kidnapped” ape.
According to blockchain records, Bored Ape #8398 was purchased from the anonymous scammer by “DarkWing84,” a pseudonymous user who dropped more than $200,000 on the NFT before transferring it to another collection named “GBE_Vault.” The transfer happened within minutes, leading some internet sleuths to wonder if they were in fact the same person. Based on this information, Green located DarkWing84 on Twitter but thus far has failed to make contact…
Green did not respond to requests for comment. But his tweets make it abundantly clear that he’s willing to pursue legal action to reclaim the asset. On Tuesday, Green tweeted that he would “rather meet @DarkWing84 to make a deal, vs in court.” While NFTs have only begun to make an appearance in case law, Eric Goldman, an intellectual property and technology law professor at Santa Clara University, previously told BuzzFeed News that buyers of looted NFTs would likely be criticized for “not doing their homework.”…
Thousands of people tweeting "ha ha he can't make the show" well guess what, he can make a show about that
— Hemry, Local Bartender (@BartenderHemry) May 24, 2022
I feel like the way this story is going it's actually some guerilla marketing or something. Am I too suspicious of the brands?
— Barnabas Quimby (@hairybusiness) May 24, 2022
An ape community with justice and slurp juice for all
— The Bad Sports Friend (@badsportsfriend) May 24, 2022