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Single wallet can mint limitless BAYC Apes using smart contract capability

A wallet could issue an infinite amount of new Apes if Bored Apes had a smart contract mechanism. This might have a significant impact on the market.

Foobar, an NFT developer, has brought to light a Bored Ape Yacht Club smart contract function that would allow a single, non-multisig wallet to mint a limitless amount of Apes.

The contract permits the wallet to mint 30 Bored Apes NFT at once, with no restriction on the total amount of mints. The wallet can continue minting Bored Apes indefinitely so long as it has sufficient funds to cover the gas costs.

Bored Ape is inactive for nearly a year.

The matter has been raised previously, but BAYC has not yet taken action.

Dan Kelly, creator of NonFungibles, enquired about BAYC's plans for the event in 2021. BAYC stated that it will withdraw access shortly, but more than a year later, nothing has changed.

The cryptocommunity responds

The crypto community has reacted to the announcement that fresh Bored Apes may be issued.

One user noted that the wallet was still operational as of February 3, 2022, demonstrating that the wallet had the ability to "arbitrary update the metadata connected with each current ape."

Another member of the community utilized the chance to ridicule Yuga Labs, the collection's parent company, by stating that they would address the matter "the same way they take care of their Discord."

Recently, the Bored Ape Discord channel was compromised, resulting in the loss of millions of NFTs.

In the meanwhile, Bored Apes is not the only NFT project having this feature. Ethan Hunsaker, a software developer, identified a comparable capability in the smart contract of Doodles.

What impact does this have?

The majority of worries regarding contract functionality stem from the possibility of a compromised wallet. Since scarcity is one of the selling features of Bored Apes NFTs, the prospect of generating an endless number of more NFTs might reduce their worth.

The CEO and founder of Chainfrog, Keir Finlow-Bates, has opined that the development of new Apes may have a negative impact on the value, but this is not certain. He noted that new Apes may become more valuable than their predecessors.

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