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A non-fungible token (NFT) collector sold his $1 million Clipart rock NFT for less than a penny by accident. One crypto user’s life is a rocky one. A million-dollar error was made by a clumsy keystroke and the activities of a sniper bot. He listed his valuable Etherrock for 444 wei instead of 444 ETH (just over $1 million), and it was quickly scooped up. 1 ETH is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 wei444 wei is less than a fraction of a fraction fraction of a fraction fraction of a fraction of a penny.  It’s completely worthless.

EtherRock is a four-year-old NFT project that went viral for no apparent reason last year, driving its price to skyrocket. It is a collection of 100 cartoon pet rocks turned into NFTs, each with a slightly different color, that have sold for millions of dollars and are made using free clipart.

Dino Dealer, the owner of Clipart NFT rock, tweeted about the incident, appealing with snipers to show mercy at the end. They also attempted to contact the bot’s owner in the hopes of getting a second chance, but received no response. The current owner has listed the NFT for 234 ETH (approximately $600,000) on the EtherRock website. Dino Dealer inquired seeking an Etherscan refund, but was unsuccessful. They wrote in the comments area, “Hello sir.” “Is it possible for you to return the etherrock? I made a terrible mistake. I never had a chance because your bot grabbed it in the same block as my transaction. Please, can you find it in your heart to show mercy?” Scammers pounced on him, promising a “refund” if he called their WhatsApp number or sent them an email.

The term “bot sniped” alludes to bot snipers, which were first used on the auction site eBay. Buyers looking to time their bid to the last second would use the tools. They’re now common on nonfungible token (NFT) exchanges. Bot sniping tools for the NFT platform OpenSea are already available for as little as $200 on the popular freelance website Upwork.