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Crypto Bored Apes Warns Not to Mint NFTs After Chat Platform Hack

  • Hack was intended to trick users into minting fake NFT tokens
  • Recently issued ApeCoin rebounds after posting earlier drop
The physical artwork of "Bored Ape #2967" created by Bored Ape Yacht Club, left, and "Mutant Ape #1933" created by Mutant Ape Yacht Club, both available for sale as an NFT, displayed at a CoinUnited cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong.
The physical artwork of "Bored Ape #2967" created by Bored Ape Yacht Club, left, and "Mutant Ape #1933" created by Mutant Ape Yacht Club, both available for sale as an NFT, displayed at a CoinUnited cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong.Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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April Fools’ Day came early for fans of the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club nonfungible token collection. 

The company behind the best-selling NFTs warned users around 2 a.m. New York time on Friday that hackers had “briefly compromised” chat severs hosted by messaging platform Discord. They told users not to mint -- the process of taking a digital asset and converting its to a digital file stored on a blockchain -- any Apes on the platform.