American actor, Seth Green, recently paid 165 ETH (around $300,000) to be reunited with his previously stolen Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.
Reuniting with the Stolen Ape
Finally, Seth Green has been reunited with his beloved Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT, one that he lost in a scam last month. He originally paid around $200,000 when he initially purchased #8398, only to have it stolen. This means that he’s spent almost half a million dollars on this NFT overall.
In the scam, a few NFTs were also stolen on top of the BAYC. These others were two Mutant Apes and a Doodle.
The Bored Ape in particular was extremely meaningful to Green. The actor has planned to make this NFT the star of his upcoming TV show titled ‘White Horse Tavern’.
His words “the NFT is home” were included in a Twitter Space that he hosted on Thursday.
About Seth Green
Seth Green is an American actor, producer, writer and director who calls Philadelphia his hometown. His career has lasted since 1984 and he’s been featured in many films and TV shows since then. Some of the ones he’s most known for are Austin Powers, Family Guy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Recently, he made his step into NFTs by purchasing the later stolen NFT for the first time. This was done, at first, so that the NFT could feature in his TV show, ‘White Horse Tavern’. The trailer for the series was shown off at the VeeCon conference in Minnesota a few weeks ago. Green built the IP of the series around his Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT so of course, when the NFT was stolen, he was extremely disappointed.
There were concerns at the time over the loss of commercial rights. Some people thought he’d lose the commercial rights. However, Green replied and said: “Not true since the art was stolen. A buyer who purchased stolen art with real money and refuses to return it is not legally entitled to exploitation usage of the underlying IP. It’ll go to court, but I’d prefer to meet @DarkWing84 before that. Seems we’d have lots in common.”
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