‘Another day, another dollar’ – and another drama in the world of Twitter NFT influencers. This time, BAYC collector Fancy had sent a whopping 4 ETH to the wrong digital wallet. Surprisingly enough, the receiver was found literally bragging about it on Twitter, resulting in a tragicomic thread.
How did a BAYC collector mistakenly lose 4 ETH?
The past 24 hours have been tough (to say the least!) for BAYC collector Fancy. In a recent tweet, the BAYC collector revealed that he had sent 4 ETH to the wrong digital wallet. Accordingly, he had the wrong address copied on his clipboard and only realized it after completing the transfer.
As a result, Fancy took to Twitter hoping that his community would help. Many followers offered advice, while some hinted that he might know the wallet owner since the address was copied from his clipboard. He didn’t, though.
Meanwhile, in another corner of the Twitter world, somebody rejoiced:
Apparently, the 4 ETH ended up at Twitter user @washedcloud. In fact, Cloud was so happy that he even tweeted about it – in the most disrespectful way imaginable.
Since Cloud had Fancy’s wallet info, it’s likely that he stole one of his many Ape NFTs too. As soon as he posted the tweet above, the Twitter user also changed his profile pic to the zombie ape, “joining the BAYC family.”
The drama doesn’t stop here, though. The ‘lucky’ receiver went on to tweet another message that would make anyone angry to say the least:
How BAYC collector Fancy recovered his assets
Of course, @washedcloud could only enjoy ‘his new ape’ for so long. Multiple users commented, asking Cloud to return all assets to the receiver. Surprisingly, one of them was Fancy himself, who simply wrote “ser pls.”
Then, according to his reply, Cloud had sent the 4 ETH and the BAYC NFT back to the collector quickly. In addition, he also commented that his previous tweets were just a joke – although we’ll never know the truth.
Does the NFT market have a huge problem?
In summary, this episode had a happy ending. However, the BAYC collector Fancy could’ve never recovered his assets, had Cloud not posted about them.
Although it might’ve seemed cruel, Cloud’s tweet “cry to OpenSea, see if they’re do anything” highlights a painful truth. When accidents such as this one happen, there are no legal means to take action. In the end, each owner must protect their assets as carefully as possible.
Even so, there’s no guarantee of safety. After all, even giant marketplaces like OpenSea reported insider trading schemes earlier this year. As state authorities become more and more interested in the crypto world, though, the NFT market might suffer changes in 2022 too.