According to a tweet by the ENS lead developer, a bug on the OpenSea non-fungible token marketplace has destroyed more than $100,000 of NFTs.
A number of pieces of history were lost today when a bug in the OpenSea marketplace cause the deletion of 42 non-fungible tokens (NFT) along with the very first Ethereum Name Service (ENS) name ever registered.
Historic NFT unrecoverable
The news was shared via Twitter by Nick Johnson, lead developer of ENS. The ENS burned was ‘rilxxlir.eth,’ which was held in an ENS account despite being registered and paid for by Johnson. The issue arose when Johnson attempted to transfer an ENS name, which is in NFT form, and it went directly to a burn address. Meaning the ENS is lost forever, no longer able to be moved or even accessed.