- 3AC’s Starry Night Capital fund spent over $35 million on NFTs in 2021
- Analytics firm Nansen pegs the current portfolio value of the collectibles at some $860,000
Starry Night Capital, the investment fund focused on NFTs owned by Three Arrows Capital’s (3AC) founders, has moved more than 300 digital collectibles belonging to the now-bankrupt firm.
Teneo, the liquidator behind 3AC’s bankruptcy proceedings, said on Tuesday that all of the NFTs “have been accounted for and are in our possession or are being transferred to us.”
Starry Night was raised by 3AC and pseudonymous investor Vincent Van Dough last summer with the intention to collect premium NFTs. Data from a Dune Analytics dashboard suggests the fund spent some $35 million on NFTs last year.
3AC had sizable exposure to its native algorithmic stablecoin UST as it depegged from the US dollar, costing it nearly $200 million, according to co-founder Kyle Davies.
Three Arrows Capital fund spent $10M in ether on top five NFTs
Much of Starry Night Capital’s NFT portfolio will now be valued below their last purchase price, since ether has dropped over 60%, but Teneo is still likely to recover millions from their liquidation.
All dollar values represent sale prices at time of trade (images sourced from OpenSea).
Pepe the Frog NFT Genesis
Artist: Matt Furie
Sold for: 1,001 ETH ($3.5 million) on Oct. 5, 2021
Some Other Asshole
Sold for: 550 ETH ($2.3 million) on Dec. 5, 2021
Sold for: 469 ETH ($2 million) on Oct. 24, 2021
Sold for: 345.69 ETH ($1.4 million) on Dec. 5, 2021
AI Generated Nude Portrait #7 Frame #184
Artist: Robbie Barrat
Sold for: 300 ETH ($1.1 million) on Oct. 5, 2021
3AC’s Starry Night Capital had transferred all of its NFTs to a single wallet in June, prompting speculation about an upcoming fire sale. Over the last two days, the NFTs were transferred to a new Gnosis Safe address now in Teneo’s possession.
The liquidator appreciated Van Dough’s cooperation in getting access to the NFTs and ensuring that they weren’t disposed improperly or without authorization from the bankruptcy court. Van Dough is also likely to assist with the final sale of the NFTs, it added.
It isn’t clear yet how much the NFTs will be sold for. Teneo is subsequently expected to share further details on the NFT liquidation process.
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