A Dune analytics platform consumer has discovered that greater than $18.5 million price of Bored Ape Yacht Membership (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Membership (MAYC) nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have been marked as stolen or flagged for suspicious exercise on OpenSea thus far. 

According to knowledge from Dune, a consumer often called 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 full market price of stolen NFTs from these notable collections quantities to only over $25 million.

“Ape Now, Pay Later”

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

The brand new characteristic, humorously titled “Ape Now, Pay Later,” is constructed on the Polygon Community and permits customers to personal NFTs outright whereas paying off the overall price ticket over time, very like different BNPL companies comparable to AfterPay.

On the time of writing, Teller Finance’s BNPL characteristic applies to notable NFT collections together with Bored Ape Yacht Membership, Mutant Ape Yacht Membership, Moonbirds, Doodles, Cool Cats, Azuki, Meebits and extra.

Australia launches first NFT-ticketed music competition

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

In keeping with the competition’s official Twitter, a set of 1,111 limited-edition NFTs will grant house owners entry to the occasion like a traditional ticket, however will even open up particular options to the extra Web3 savvy festival-goers together with lifetime tickets, VIP experiences, backstage passes and extra.

NFT know-how has entered the competition ticketing area globally. Earlier this yr, main American music competition Coachella built-in NFT know-how 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 lifelong passes.

That’s not an NFT — That is an NFT.

New evaluation from CashNetUSA has found that Australians are large followers of NFTs, rating quantity eight on this planet when it comes to month-to-month search quantity on Google and Twitter.

When it got here to sentiment, Australians have been fast to precise constructive ideas about NFT know-how. For each 1,000 tweets, 539 have been discovered to point out “love” for NFTs in contrast with 79 that expressed “hate.” Axie Infinity, the Vietnamese play-to-earn sensation, was the general Aussie favourite NFT mission.

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

Moreover, the research discovered that folks from Japanese European international locations have been essentially the most enthusiastic about NFTs on each side of the spectrum. Folks from Montenegro have been almost certainly to publish pro-NFT tweets, whereas Twitter customers from Poland have been more likely to precise an anti-NFT sentiment.

One other survey launched in March this yr by NFT Membership found that Aussies truly rank quantity two on this planet for curiosity in relation to NFTs, overwhelmed to the highest spot by Taiwan.