A simple mistake led one crypto user to sell his precious rock NFT for 444 WEI instead of 444 ETH, a tenth of a penny rather than $1.2 million.
It’s a hard rock life for one crypto user. A clumsy keystroke and the actions of a sniper bot caused a million-dollar mistake on March 10. A rock valued at 444 ether (ETH), or $1.2 million, sold for 444 Wei ($0.0012) to a bot as the seller, DinoDealer confused WEI and ETH. In a tweet, the seller said “in one click my entire net worth of ~$1 million dollars, gone.”How’s your week?Mine? I just erroneously listed @etherrock #44 for 444 wei instead of 444 eth♂️Bot sniped it in the same block and trying to flip for 234 ethIn one click my entire net worth of ~$1 million dollars, goneIs there any hope?Am I GMI?Can snipers show mercy? pic.twitter.com/yq9Itb2Ukb— Rock dust (@dino_dealer) March 10, 2022
The “bot sniped” refers to bot snipers, which initially came into usage on