Whale Collector Pokee Spends $1 Million On 69 DeGods NFTs
• A bored ape whale collector known as “Pokee” purchased 69 DeGods NFTs in one bulk purchase, spending close to $1 million.
• Pokee initiated and approved the transaction three days later, using a tool that allows buyers to ’sweep the floor‘ or purchase any amount of NFTs from a project.
• Magic Eden initially allowed only a maximum purchase of 50 NFTs, but Pokee requested them to increase the swipe option to 69 NFTs.
A bored ape whale collector under the pseudonym „Pokee“ has made a massive purchase of DeGods NFTs worth nearly $1 million. Pokee, who controls a private crypto fund, used a tool that allows buyers to ’sweep the floor‘ or purchase any amount of NFTs from a project to buy the 69 NFTs in one bulk purchase.
Before the purchase, Pokee had tweeted on Jan. 13 that he would sweep the 69 NFTs after his tweet got 1,000 likes. He added that his acquisition would be aimed at supporting the project’s highly anticipated move to Ethereum and the tweet garnered almost 3,000 likes at the time of writing. He initiated and approved the transaction three days later, spending about $900,000.
Pokee, in an interview, explained that his goal with the investment was to bridge the NFTs to Ethereum. He added that he could not invest more of his wealth into Solana due to on-chain dangers. At the time, he only had fun in Solana on little NFTs and mints.
Magic Eden initially allowed only a maximum purchase of 50 NFTs, but Pokee requested them to increase the swipe option to 69 NFTs, claiming that a 50 NFTs limit is „of ultimate inconvenience.“ Later, Magic Eden updated the sweep functionality to allow a larger mass sweep of NFTs.
The purchase of NFTs by the bored ape whale collector is expected to increase the interest in DeGods and Solana’s trading volume. DeGods was launched in the summer of 2020 and is one of the most popular NFT projects on Solana. The project has attracted a lot of attention with its recent move to Ethereum and its NFTs have become increasingly popular.
Pokee’s purchase is expected to bring more investors to DeGods and increase the trading volume of the NFTs. This could also result in a rise in value of the NFTs, which could be beneficial for Pokee and other investors. Pokee has also promised to donate a part of the proceeds from the sale of the NFTs to charities.
Overall, Pokee’s purchase is expected to have a positive effect on the DeGods project and the crypto industry as a whole. It is a reminder that whales have the capability to make significant investments in the crypto space, which can help to accelerate the growth of projects and the industry as a whole.