At this point it’s safe to say Bored Ape Yacht Club has gone beyond the world of silly JPEGs and become a cultural phenomenon. If you happen to visit Vegas anytime soon you’ll see Bored Ape billboards all over the place:
Walk by a bus stop, there’s a good chance you’ll also see an ape:
One of my apes is going to be part of an art installation in a city I’ll leave anonymous for now as it’ll be more fun to share it once it’s live, but I’m excited and I think it’s going to be a long-standing part of the city’s art scene. And of course I’m just talking about things in the physical world, in the metaverse, BAYC euphoria took over The Sandbox where apes from around the world claimed digital land.
Interest in the Sandbox platform by the ‘apes’ was quite high, to the point that Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of the metaverse dedicated a tweet about the euphoria of ‘colonization’ that haunted the virtual world of BAYC in the blockchain gaming platform, with the entry of new SAND owners related to the exclusive NFT club.
(Source – HackerNoon)
Put all of this together and it’s no surprise that the floor price for Bored Apes keep going up, but what’s happening this week is propelling the floor to new highs. Rumors are spreading that BAYC has a big announcement coming out any day now, or really any hour. Buzz around the announcement, of which nobody really knows what’s being announced has brought the floor for Bored Apes up to 4.4ETH or around $8,400.
General thinking is the floor is going to break 5ETH whenever the announcement hits, and well, I feel like since I’m writing a post about it I may as well try to guess what the announcement is going to be. I think the announcement will be one of three things, I can make three guesses right? Higher chance of being right
- New merch drop
- New NFT mintable by all existing apes
- BAYC feature in a major film
No matter how you slice it, BAYC was a great investment for a lot of NFT investors around the world and that investment is only continuing to go up in value and grow in notoriety. On top of that, what I truly love about BAYC is the community, it’s a lot of fun, and seeing all the incredible things the community is building and sharing together is very inspiring and I think shows what the future holds for NFTs.
If you don’t get it and think it’s silly, great, don’t buy any I say the same thing to people who tell me they don’t understand why anyone would pay more than $10 for a domain! The reality is, this isn’t going away, it’s just beginning, and it’s hard to imagine a more exciting start. What’s ahead for this week? Time will tell, but it’s safe to say that me and 4,600 other people are looking forward to finding out!