Bored Ape Yacht Club Opened up a path in the world of encryption 「 Rural areas surround the city 」 The path of .
Original title ：《 Trading volume in a single day is pressing NBA Top Shot, These apes became NFT Circle the new rich 》
You think it's the hottest one right now NFT Which project is ？
It's a long-term dominance of all the charts 、 It's on Christie's CryptoPunks, Or push NFT Into the mainstream 、 By the major NBA The stars are after NBA Top Shot, Or is CryptoPunks The production team Larva Labs The latest masterpiece of Meebits？
The answer is ：「 Are not .」
When you open NFT Data Statistics website CryptoSlam You will be surprised to find that , stay 24 In the hour charts , There's a project that has sprung up , Pressure CryptoPunks、NBA Top Shot、Meebits, To be the champion , It is Bored Ape Yacht Club.
As of press time ,Bored Ape Yacht Club 24 The hourly sales amount to 160 Thousands of dollars , Almost number two NBA Top Shot Twice as many 、CryptoPunks Four times the size of .
Generally speaking , It is easy for a newly born project to catch up with and surpass the old projects with its freshness , Sales in the short term can be among the best , however Bored Ape Yacht Club Not really one 「 The newborn 」. It was born in 5 At the beginning of , It was at that time NFT The climax of fanaticism , And then ,NFT The overall market is cooling down rapidly ,Bored Ape Yacht Club It was once out of the charts . But now , Strong return Bored Ape Yacht Club It caught everyone's attention , It's been a short time NFT Market bull bear conversion project once again burst out a strong vitality .
When you go there with curiosity OpenSea Search for Bored Ape Yacht Club when , What you see are these melancholy looking apes , And what's their floor price 1.1 ETH, About us 2800 dollar .
And then when you see Bored Ape Yacht Club You will find out when you record the history of , The liquidity of this project is far beyond your imagination , Almost every few minutes an ape changes hands .
See such a hot scene , Many people began to ask questions ：「 What is the origin of these apes ？」
These apes , It's all wealth and freedom
Bored Ape Yacht Club There are only four people in our founding team , among Gordon He's a cryptocurrency trader ,Garga It's media practitioners who also hold some cryptocurrency , and Tomato and Sass I'm a software engineer . The four of them are good friends in real life , At the same time, they all know something about the encryption world .
Gordon and Garga As early as 2017 It entered the world of encryption , Witnessed NFT All the way up to now , They witnessed it CryptoPunks、CryptoKitties And so on , But until Hashmasks It's the emergence of the technology that makes them realize that even though they don't know the technology , But there are still things that can add value to the encrypted world .
So the four of them came together , Decided to make a big move .
They set the story first . The story happened ten years later , Every ape who devotes himself to the field of encryption will be rich and free , But at that time, all mobile mining had no ore to dig , So the monkeys began to get bored . So what do apes do every day ？ The answer given by the four of them is ： Play with your ape friends in a secret club in the swamp .
And the four of them designed a way of entertainment for these wealth free monkeys , That is 「 stay Bored Ape Yacht Club Bathroom Graffiti on the wall 」. Every ape NFT You can draw on the canvas as you like , every other 15 Minutes to draw a pixel .
This is published by all apes NFT Works jointly completed by the holder
The time came to 5 month 1 Japan ,「 A long time ago 」 Boring ape NFT launch . And almost all of them at that time NFT What's different about the projects ,Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT There is no joint curve for the sale of , It's going to be 1 over NFT All pricing 0.08ETH, More interesting , It's on the sale page ：「 The joint curve is a Ponzi scheme （BONDING CURVES ARE A PONZI）.」 stay Bored Ape Yacht Club It seems the team , Price every ape 0.08ETH It is to promote fairness among community members 、 The best way to be equal .
sale 20 Minutes later , famous NFT Collectibles Avastars founder J1mmy.eth Tweet said he bought more than 100 An ape .
Then , famous NFT collectors Pranksy And joined in , All at once 250 only .
obtain NFT Great whale's recommendation , The monkeys sold out in less than two hours , The total income is as high as 800ETH, About us 280 Thousands of dollars .
As of press time ,Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT The holder of 3600 people , The total turnover is 6400ETH, The average turnover of each ape is as high as 0.72ETH, A month's time , The price rose by as much as 900%.
Why are these apes so hot ？
Why are these sad looking apes so angry ？ Why are they so popular ？ We might as well explore it from the following three perspectives .
The wealth effect
in real life , When we buy a fashionable toy, we often don't consider how much money we can make by changing hands , But in the field of encryption, the opposite is true , People are buying NFT I will pay close attention to whether it can make money , Sometimes the idea even overshadows one's own preferences . And if it's one NFT The project has a huge wealth effect , The birth of countless little investment but make a lot of money story , It is bound to attract people's attention in the encryption world . such as NBA Top Shot It's in a picture of LeBron · James' NFT The cards are sold 10 It started to explode after the sky high price of ten thousand dollars ,Hashmasks At the beginning of its birth, it also relied on the excellent performance and competitiveness of the secondary market NCT The soaring price of token is wildly hyped by people .
that Bored Ape Yacht Club Well ？
Let's open it Bored Ape Yacht Club stay OpenSea page , And choose according to the last transaction price from high to low .
We will find that , Compared with CryptoPunks、Hashmasks Hundreds of them ETH Transaction price , The price of these apes is very low , The tallest one was sold 49.99ETH The price of , In the second place, only 21ETH, Less than half of the number one , The price is in NFT The list of the highest transaction prices in history is not worth mentioning at all .
But we also have to consider their selling prices . have only 0.08ETH The selling price of , Although the transaction price is low , But from the perspective of growth, it is still extremely amazing . sell 49.99ETH The sale price of monkeys has doubled 600 Many times , sell 21ETH The sale price of monkeys has doubled 260 Many times .
What is the profit margin of investors who buy in the secondary market ？
CryptoPunks The highest transaction price of 4200ETH, The highest transaction price of ape is only about 1% , although CryptoPunks It is not easy to shake the position of , But the difference of 100 times still leaves people a lot of imagination , And it's not groundless .
The number is 4882 The ape is a collector Pranksy With 5ETH Sell to CK_1337, According to Ethereum browser , In less than 24 In a matter of hours ,CK_1337 It's time to NFT With 20ETH The price of the second resale , The yield is as high as 400%.
If one day when you turn on twitter, you find that , A lot of things you focus on KOL Talking about these apes , Or replace their heads with these apes , Would you be interested in these apes , Want to know more about it or buy one ？
Mentioned above ,J1mmy.eth and Pranksy They bought a lot of apes and shared them with others on twitter , Besides them, other celebrities are also talking about these apes ？
Focus on encryption art and NFT A collector must be familiar with a name , He is 888, One likes to use numbers 8 A collector who bids for a work ,888 Not only in the secondary market to buy a large number of apes and put them in their own 888 In the vault , There was even a vote , Let's play in the ape 、CryptoPunks、Meebits One out of three , In the end, more than 2000 people voted , The apes got it 55.5% Support for ,CryptoPunks The harvest 35.4% The number of votes , and Meebits It's less than the vote 10%.
And the other NFT collectors DANNY Seems to be buying his first ape, too , He offered to buy a rare ape .
More interesting ,DANNY There was also a vote , It's just that he's still the most partial CryptoPunks, So he asked ：「 If CryptoPunks It's gold , What is silver ？」, In the vote , The apes are still number one .
And the famous encryption artist 、 How to create a work every day Beeple Naturally, this hot issue will not be ignored , He created first 《MEEBITS VS. BAYC》, It depicts a bird Meebits A picture of beating an ape , And when it was released , Immediately suffered a lot of criticism and make complaints about it. , The owners of the apes expressed their support Beeple Dissatisfaction with works .
and 24 Hours later, ,Beeple Released the next work , There is more discussion . The picture depicts several apes beating one together Meebits The picture of , In the comments section of this tweet , A group of ape owners asked questions one after another ：「 Where can I buy this painting ？」
The day after the image was released , A work by other artists was well received , The apes and Meebits Even though it was a bloody blow , But still became good friends , They sat side by side .
besides , What's more Dapper Labs、Flow founder Roham And so on also put on the ape head , Maji brothers Huang Licheng and others collected a large number of apes , These celebrities make these apes more popular .
These days , When we turn on twitter 、Discord、 Even some ClubHouse In the room , Countless ape heads will fill our computer screens , And it's because of the community effect that these apes have long-term vitality .
Before that , It's hard to see one NFT The collectibles project will let thousands of people spontaneously sell such cheap products NFT Use it as your own avatar ,Bored Ape Unlike CryptoPunks and Hashmasks, Because of the high price of the latter two, when people use them as avatars, they are actually driven by the psychology of showing off ; Another thing you certainly haven't seen before is , Some tweeters of ape avatars will tweet ：「 I'll pay attention to all the people who use ape heads .」, Some people even list all the users who use ape avatars for others 「 The ape 」 Focus on , So when you change your avatar to one Bored Ape, Open the fan list after a while , That's what we'll see .
besides , Apes with different traits also formed their own 「 Small groups 」, stay Bored Ape Yacht Club Of Discord There are many different channels in the community .
And there are many categories, not just in the official group , They will also build their own community , Take the leopard monkey as an example , All leopard ape owners can choose to join 「BAYC Cheetah Gang」 Community .
The founder of the community will suggest that you hang up your ape for a very high price 、 Don't sell it easily , In this way, for your reference NFT Raise the price , meanwhile , Managers also said they would organize Cheetah Gang Members of the group left a message below the tweets of users who sold their own leopard print apes , Palmetto and jujube have been used for this at the same time 「 Gangs （Cheetah Gang）」 Be on it .
Early entrants will also have an exclusive identity tag , Further strengthen the collective sense of honor and community cohesion .
Such a vibrant community NFT It's a rare field , And when you're on twitter 、Discord、ClubHouse Even wechat group 、 When you see these groups of apes in your circle of friends , You can resist the curiosity in your heart 、 Don't you want to explore one or two ？
When we buy these apes , What did you get ？
At first glance, this question seems like a piece of rubbish , We got one, of course NFT. But in this one NFT behind , What can you see ？
Some people buy them for their future appreciation potential . They see these apes being talked about on social media 、 The major KOL They also put on ape heads one after another , So they thought these apes might be next CryptoPunks, And compared to today CryptoPunks Dozens of times ETH The price of , The price of these monkeys is too low , You might as well buy one and make a bet , If you succeed, you'll make dozens ETH, And even if they fail, they can afford it .
Others are right Bored Ape Yacht Club Curiosity in the community . An active 、 Vigorous community is the dream of every citizen in the world , and Bored Ape The community can satisfy almost all people's fantasies about the community , Especially in NFT field . There is no need to say much about the vitality and cohesion of the community , In other ways , This community has also done a lot of things that the community can't do . Community members are actively participating in activities , The project side is also operating the community attentively .
Have you ever seen a project party willing to give all copyright to community members ？Bored Ape You can use your own ape to create all kinds of peripheries , For example, the second creation of art 、 Clothes, even playing cards , And I own all the sales revenue , There is no need to assign back to the project side .
picture source ：BAYC Sponsor of Chinese community Kimi
and Bored Ape Yacht Club The government also provides exclusive benefits for community members , Only NFT Holders are eligible to participate in the sale of official peripheral clothing , And the selling price of these clothes is still very low , Everyone can afford it , in total 520 Where are the items 6 Minutes sold out , And the rise of these commodity prices in the secondary market is also amazing .
Who doesn't want to join an active team 、 Cohesive 、 What about the communities that often give out benefits ？
Have you ever thought about , What drives it Bored Ape Yacht Club How about the continuous improvement of value ？
about CryptoPunks、Hashmasks Projects such as , There has been a lot of discussion about the new generation of digital identity , In summary, it is , We live on the next generation Internet , In the metauniverse , In such a parallel universe, we need a digital identity , And these NFT The total amount of the project is limited 、 Community consensus and other reasons can reflect a person's social status and identity , So these can be used as avatars 、3D Incarnation and other status symbols NFT It's easy for projects to catch fire , among CryptoPunks、Hashmasks Is the most representative .
however , And Bored Ape Yacht Club Contemporaneous Meebits But I couldn't continue CryptoPunks Myth , Did not get the expected praise .
NFT collectors Pranksy The views on these two projects are thought-provoking .
stay Pranksy It seems , These two projects are like a comparison between the encrypted world and the traditional financial world .Meebits Free to spend tens of dollars ETH Buy CryptoPunks、 It costs hundreds of dollars ETH Buy Autoglyph The rich of , There are no such two types NFT Users need to spend nearly 8000 US dollar rush ;Bored Ape Yacht Club Ten thousand apes, each of which needs only 0.08ETH, About us 200 dollar .
One aimed at the rich , Dolls to be rich ; The other is targeting civilians , Become the badge of ordinary people . Badges may not be as valuable as dolls , But behind it is a thriving community , It's the spirit of decentralization , It is the right of every ordinary person to insist on his belief in the face of wealth and capital .
The elite in big city may not love to watch some Kwai Fu owners. , They may not be used to third - and fourth tier towns 、 Rural customs , There may be too many inferior products with the anchor 、 OEM products , But it has to be acknowledged , The Kwai fans are far more cohesive than they think. . Every anchor has his own team of fans , These fans may all come from ordinary families , But every time the anchor brings the goods, the sales they contribute are also shocking .
Imagine , When these Kwai anchor hosts have higher overall quality , Every activity is well planned , Every product is of high quality 、 Carefully selected or made , What will the cohesive fan community look like .
It's like Bored Ape Yacht Club What we're doing , This small team of four has assembled a community of thousands , Opened up a path in the world of encryption 「 Rural areas surround the city 」 The path of .