A popular non-fungible token (NFT) has been accidentally sold at one-hundredth of its market price by The Bored Ape Yacht Club which is limited run of 10,000 pieces of digital art, each with minor variations.
The owner of Bored Ape number 3,547 made a “fat fingered” typing error when listing the item for sale online.
The seller, maxnaut, told CNet he had meant to list Bored Ape number 3,547 for sale at 75 ethereum (ETH), the crypto-currency used for many NFT trades.
The BBC reported: “But a “lapse of concentration” – during one of the many trades he lists online every day – had caused him to instead type in “0.75 ETH” ($2,989).”
“I instantly saw the error as my finger clicked the mouse but… it was instantly sniped before I could click ‘Cancel’ – and just like that, $250,000 was gone,” he said.