Earlier this year, Canadian artist Justin Bieber purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for 500 $ETH, which was about $1.3 million USD (roughly $1.74 million CAD) at the time.
Since then, risk assets around the world have experienced a significant drawdown in value. NFTs are likely the farthest down the line in the risk curve, and the same NFT collection now has a floor price of just 54 $ETH, or roughly $61,193 USD (about $82,300 CAD).
Bored Ape #3001 was purchased for 500.0 ETH
— boredapebot (@boredapebot) January 29, 2022
Bored Ape Yacht Club #3001 isn’t listed on the market, though that hasn’t stopped potential buyers from sending in their bids. The last three bids on the NFT are for roughly 54.25 $ETH, or $62,000 USD, which is a 95 percent decrease in value.
Valuations of the digital collectible started nose-diving around the Luna UST fiasco, while the recent FTX exchange collapse scared market participants and seemed to have been the nail in the coffin. The Bored Ape Yacht Club collection floor price dropped to the high 40s, only for it to recover back to mid-50s in the following days.
Beiber’s losses are unrealized. He hasn’t sold his NFT yet, and he might not until valuations look a little better. Inversely, if he did sell Ape #3001 at these depreciated prices, it wouldn’t really punch a hole in his more than $285 million net worth.
In other digital collectible-related news, Meta announced at its Creator Week that it will allow select creators to make and sell digital collectibles (NFTs) directly on Instagram. Read more about it here.