Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Nifty News: Total BAYC thefts crack $18.5 million, “Ape Now, Pay Later” loans come for NFTs and more


A Dune analytics platform consumer has discovered that more than $18.5 million value of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have been marked as stolen or flagged for suspicious exercise on Opensea thus far. 

According to data from Dune, a consumer referred to as “Beetle” found that 130 BAYC and 268 MAYC NFTs have been reported for suspicious exercise, alongside 153 Azuki’s, 202 CloneX and 70 Moonbirds.

The complete market value of stolen NFTs from these notable collections quantities to only over $25 million.

“Ape Now, Pay Later”

Decentralized finance lending platform, Teller Finance has launched a brand new function that may grant its customers entry to a “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) function to buy NFTs.

The new function, humorously titled “Ape Now, Pay Later” is constructed on the polygon community and permits customers to personal NFTs outright whereas paying off the entire price ticket over time, very like different BNPL providers reminiscent of AfterPay.

At the time of writing Teller Finance’s BNPL function applies to notable NFT collections together with: Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Moonbirds, Doodles, Cool Cats, Azuki, Meebits and more.

Australia Launches First NFT Ticketed Music Festival

An all-ages, touring music pageant named “The Grass is Greener” has turn out to be the primary main Australian music pageant to make the most of NFT expertise as a part of its ticketing course of.

According to the pageant’s official Twitter, a set of 1,111 restricted version NFTs will grant homeowners entry to the occasion like a standard ticket, however may even open up particular options to the more Web3 savvy pageant goers together with life-time tickets, VIP experiences, backstage passes and more.

NFT expertise has entered the pageant ticketing enviornment globally — earlier this yr, main American music pageant Coachella, integrated NFT technology with their “Coachella Keys” assortment, which allowed dedicated followers to mint NFTs that granted a variety of ultra-exclusive advantages, together with VIP experiences and life-time passes.

That’s not an NFT — This is an NFT.

New analysis from CashNetUSA has discovered that Australians are huge followers of NFTs, rating quantity 8 on the planet by way of month-to-month search quantity on Google and Twitter.

When it got here to sentiment, Australians have been fast to precise optimistic ideas about NFT expertise — for each 1,000 tweets, 539 have been discovered to indicate “love” for NFTs in comparison with 79 that expressed “hate”. Axie Infinity, the Vietnamese play-to-earn sensation, was the general Aussie favourite NFT undertaking.

Singapore and Hong Kong took the highest spots nevertheless, with more searches for NFTs than another nation with 18,717 and 15,213 month-to-month searches, respectively. 

Additionally, the examine discovered that folks from Eastern European nations have been essentially the most obsessed with NFTs on each side of the spectrum. People from Montenegro have been almost definitely to publish pro-NFT tweets, whereas Twitter customers from Poland have been a lot more prone to categorical an anti-NFT sentiment.

Another survey, launched in March this yr by NFT Club discovered that Aussies truly rank #2 on the planet for curiosity in terms of NFTs, overwhelmed to the highest spot by Taiwan.