Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Lost in wrapping: NFT investor’s CryptoPunk burnt

Lost in wrapping NFT investor's CryptoPunk burnt

Riley accidentally sent the asset to a burn address while going through the unfamiliar process of wrapping NFTs, removing the NFT from circulation.

A CryptoPunks NFT worth 77 Ether was sent to a burn address to be destroyed forever. But the collector only wanted to use it as collateral to borrow money to buy another NFT.

Brandon Riley paid 77 ETH on March 13 to add CryptoPunk #685 to his NFT collection. He plans to keep it for a long time.

Riley had been investing for a long time, so he knew how important it was to buy new NFTs right before the crypto markets started a new boom market. So, he chose to use a well-known technique called “wrapping” to borrow money against CryptoPunk #685.

During the strange process of “wrapping” NFTs, Riley sent the asset to a “burn” address, which took the NFT out of circulation.

A CoinGecko report revealed that NFT wash trades went up by 126% in February. Wash trading for X2Y2, Blur, and LooksRare increased for the fourth consecutive month, with a total volume of $580 million.

About Tina

Tina concentrates on all matters related to NFT and Web3. Tina uses social media to spot NFT trends and report unique news.

Latest NFT News, Trendings and Tutorials, right in your inbox, every Monday

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: All content provided here in our website, hyperlinked sites, social media accounts and other platforms are for your general information only, procured from third party sources. We make no warranties of any kind in relation to our content. No part of the content that we provide constitutes financial advice, legal advice or any other form of advice meant for your specific reliance for any purpose. Any use or reliance on our content is solely at your own risk and discretion. You should conduct your own research, review, analyse and verify our content before relying on them.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *