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 monkey
Finally, Seth Green was reunited with his beloved Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT, which he lost in a scam last month. He originally paid around $200,000 when he first bought #8398 only to have it stolen. That means he spent almost half a million dollars on this NFT in total.
A few NFTs were also stolen on the BAYC in the scam. These others were two Mutant Apes and a Doodle.
The Bored Ape in particular was extremely meaningful to Green. The actor has plans to make this NFT the star of his upcoming TV show called White Horse Tavern.
His words “the NFT is home” were included in a Twitter Sections which he moderated 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 since then he has appeared in many films and TV shows. Some of the most famous are Austin Powers, Family Guy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy.
He recently made his move into NFTs by buying the later stolen NFTs for the first time. This was initially done so that the NFT could appear on their TV show, White Horse Tavern. The trailer for the series was shown at the VeeCon conference in Minnesota a few weeks ago. Green built the series IP around his Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, so naturally he was extremely disappointed when the NFT was stolen.
At that time there were concerns about the loss of commercial rights. Some people thought he was going to lose the commercial rights. However, Green responded, saying: “Not true, as the art was stolen. A buyer who has purchased stolen art with real money and refuses to return it does not have the right to exploit the underlying intellectual property. It’ll go to court, but I’d rather meet @DarkWing84 before. Seems like we have a lot in common.”