As chaos reverberates throughout the crypto empire, the latest generation of NFT collectibles looks to harness this anarchic power. So, in true nihilistic style, newcomers ‘We Are All Going to Die’ (WAGDie) consigned an unsuspecting Mutant Ape to the fiery pits of a burn wallet.
In what amounts to the crypto equivalent of a blood sacrifice, WAGDie challenged its adherents to burn their revered assets, sending them into the dark void of an inaccessible crypto wallet with no chance of escape. In return, reimbursing the its intrinsic value to the erstwhile holder.
𝔗𝔥𝔢 21 𝔬𝔣 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔅𝔬𝔫𝔣𝔦𝔯𝔢 𝔴𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔰𝔬𝔬𝔫 𝔪𝔞𝔨𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔦𝔯 𝔪𝔞𝔯𝔨 𝔬𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔰 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔩𝔡. 𝔗𝔥𝔢𝔦𝔯 𝔰𝔞𝔠𝔯𝔦𝔣𝔦𝔠𝔢 𝔴𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔟𝔢 𝔥𝔬𝔫𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔡 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔥 𝔞 𝖌𝖗𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖉𝖊𝖒𝖔𝖓𝖘𝖙𝖗𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓 𝖔𝖋 𝖊𝖖𝖚𝖎𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙 𝖊𝖝𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖊.
— 𝔚𝔢 𝔞𝔯𝔢 𝔄𝔩𝔩 𝔊𝔬𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔱𝔬 𝔇𝔦𝔢 (@wagdie_eth) June 6, 2022
Many followers answered the call, however, it was MAYC #20438 that stole the show. All down to its not so insignificant 21 ETH price tag ($36k at the time, now considerably less). Ever since, the world of NFT Twitter has debated this nonsensical move, while WAGDie in all likelihood sat back, popcorn in hand, and enjoyed the show.
So, as the markets crumble and portfolios sit decimated, We Are All Going To Die looks to stir the pot. Meanwhile confusion and dismay permeate social media as folks look for rhyme and reason in the lunacy. However, in the immortal words of Alfred Pennyworth, “some men just want to watch the world burn”.