What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club, and how does it differ from other NFTs?

BAYC is a billion-dollar ecosystem and one of the most recognizable NFT collections. Forkast explains why the cartoon primates are so remarkable in this explanation video.

There is one thing that all of these people have in common: they are all good at what they do. One of the most popular digital collections in the world is the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible tokens. Each celebrity owns at least one of 10,000 of them.

On the blockchain, there are NFTs. They can be seen by anyone and are the first way to show that someone owns digital assets. As a result of their ability to be programmed, they are becoming more popular in the music, real estate, and other fields.

Below, we'll take a closer look at the BAYC NFT collection, its value, and what makes people and businesses pay for these digital images. This Forkast  will explain:

  • What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club?
  • What makes BAYC NFTs so valuable?
  • How to buy a Bored Ape NFT?
  • Where is the Bored Ape Yacht Club heading in the future?

What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club?

The Bored Ape Yacht Club, or BAYC, is the largest NFT avatar in terms of market value.

The BAYC collection is made up of 10,000 unique NFTs that are made up of more than 172 possible traits that determine how rare each ape is. It's hard to find apes with blue beams, solid gold fur, and "Bored Unshaven Pizza" mouth. Laser eyes are on 69 of them, blue beams appear on 49 apes, and solid gold fur covers 46 of them. The more unique things an image of an ape has, the more valuable the NFT will be. The total value of trading BAYC on the OpenSea market was more than 466,000 ETH (US$1.4 billion) as of March 2022.

The BAYC collection is unique because of how many people use them as social media profile pictures. The NFTs show that you belong to the Bored Ape Yacht Club, which is a digital club that only members can see and use. Membership gives you access to THE BATHROOM, a collaborative graffiti board that's only available to MetaMask wallets with Bored Apes. Members will also get more benefits as the BAYC roadmap moves forward.

Gargamel, Gordon Goner, Emperor Tomato Ketchup, and No Sass are the four co-founders of Yuga Labs. They worked on the Bored Ape project together, and it was made by them. ERC-721 tokens are used to store the collection on the Ethereum blockchain. IPFS is used to store it.

What makes BAYC NFTs so valuable?

The BAYC collection gives you access to the Yacht Club, a members-only store, and a Discord server. BAYC holders can get more NFTs, such as a free Bored Ape Kennel Club for them. Free mutant serum was given to members of the Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) by Yuga Labs. This led to a Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT for Bored Ape owners. More recently, people who own MAYC and BAYC were given the cryptocurrency ApeCoin by airdrop. When you own a BAYC, it's kind of like having a subscription to new NFTs and assets.

A third thing is how well it fits in with the people in the neighborhood. People who have the BAYC have been using their NFTs as profile pictures on social media.

The BAYC collection can be unique because of how popular it has become, a strategist at NFT data aggregator CryptoSlam told Forkast. People at BAYC say this is what makes them strong. "They show a time when NFTs were becoming more popular, and owning one is like owning a piece of that time."

The third reason these NFTs are so valuable is because they're seen as status symbols because they cost so much to own. As the global Covid-19 pandemic pushed more people to use the internet, NFTs became a way to show how well off you are.

Petscher thinks that some of the world's wealthiest artists and athletes might like the collection because it could help them become more famous. "Some jobs require you to be up to date, and what better way to do that than owning the most well-known NFT in the world?" "BAYC is cool, and everyone wants to do something cool."

How to buy a Bored Ape NFT?

First, the Bored Ape NFTs were sold to the public for 0.08 ETH in April 2021 during an initial sale that sold out in 12 hours. On NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, the images are being sold and bought all the time. Users can just look through the BAYC collection, which has a high price on the floor, on their own.

To buy Bored Ape, you'll need a wallet for Ethereum, like MetaMask. People who want to buy things on NFT marketplaces can either buy things at auctions or through listings that set a fixed price.

Where is the Bored Ape Yacht Club heading in the future?

Many people think that BAYC is slowly breaking away from the blockchain. In December, BAYC said it was working with Animoca Brands to make a play-to-win game. Another thing to look at is the "Mysterious Note." This note starts a treasure hunt for 5 ETH and a Bored Ape NFT.

In January, the members-only BAYC x MAYC mobile game was released. It started a 10-day competition in which the top 1,000 players will get BAYC merchandise, and the rest will lose. There was a lot of buzz about BAYC and Ape Fest 2022, a four-day event for BAYC holders that starts June 20 in Manhattan. NFT.NYC, an NFT event in New York City, was recently moved to the same time as the event. It is expected to attract more than 5,500 people.

The ApeCoin governance token has just been released. This comes after news about the Otherside metaverse and gaming project.

The project will then be handed over to the community, and it will be up to the people who own it to decide how the BAYC will grow. Petscher said that he thinks celebrities could be a big help for the brand.

Bored Ape NFTs are also being used by big companies. The Adidas team bought BAYC #8774 in September for 46 ETH, which is about $166,000 in cash. The picture is now the company's Twitter profile. Adidas made a big announcement about its plans for the metaverse in December with the help of NFT collections BAYC, Punks Comic, and NFT collector Gmoney. Another thing the company did in the Metaverse was to put its first NFT collection, called Adidas Originals, in there, too!

A new feature on Twitter called NFT profile picture verification was added in January. This helped the BAYC collection get even better. Analysts think that BAYC will keep getting attention from both crypto investors and celebrities as NFTs become more popular and used.

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