CryptoPunks may have kicked off the NFT profile photo trend, but the Bored Ape Yacht Club is making an even bigger breakthrough with collectors who aren’t deeply immersed in crypto culture.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club is billed as an exclusive social group for NFT holders, and the club is attracting more and more celebrities.
Yuga Labs’ Ethereum has generated over $ 1 billion in side trade volume across three collections, has a growing number of celebrity owners including big names like host Jimmy Fallon, athletes like Stephen Curry and Shaquille O’Neal, and musicians like Marshmello and Post Malone.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest celebrity owners of Bored Ape Yacht Club and Bored Apes Yacht Club.
Host Jimmy Fallon revealed his purchase on Friday: Bored Ape # 599. It was purchased for a value of approximately $ 224,000 at the beginning of November. presented the image to his 51 million followers on Twitter. in writing : ” Permission to be bored? »
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) November 12, 2021
Stephen Curry wasn’t the first athlete to buy a Bored Ape, but he was surely the most prominent when he joined in late August. The three-time NBA champion, spokesperson for Subway and co-creator of the television show ” Holey Moley »Acquired his NFT Bored Ape for around $ 180,000 worth in ETH at the time. Curry was seen hanging out on the official Discord server of the project shortly after purchase.
— Storm🌪 (@CryptoStorm__) August 28, 2021
Rapper Post Malone is the latest on this list, he’s coming to change his profile picture on Twitter in a bored monkey today. Cryptocurrency payments processor MoonPay posted a TikTok video, featuring Post Malone discussing his investment.
@moonpayhq#postmalone #posty #bayc #boredapeyachtclub #opensea @opensea
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Mark Cuban, billionaire investor, Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star, apparently received his Bored Ape as a gift in May according to Theboredapegazette and even displayed it (along with a cryptopunk) on his own Lazy.com website. Cuban is also a big fan of Dogecoin and has invested in many companies related to NFTs and cryptocurrencies.
Shaq O’Neal owns an NFT from the derivative collection, Mutant Ape Yacht Club. He bought it in September for a relatively modest value of $ 14,000 his OpenSea portfolio name is “manofdominance”. For a while, Shaq used a Creature World NFT as an avatar on Twitter, and he launched his own NFTs through the Ethernity Chain platform.
Rapper Lil Baby is another celebrity who joined the Yacht Club via MoonPay, but he also took it a step further, en « mutant » son Bored Ape with a special NFT serum to create a second Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT. He uses the latter as his profile picture on Twitter, and MoonPay has captured the purchase and transfer on his TikTok.
— Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) November 4, 2021
The duo of DJs and producers The Chainsmokers has been in the crypto space for quite some time, investing in startups and entered a Bored Ape NFT in September priced at around $ 210,000.
Like his brother Jake, social media influencer Logan Paul is a big fan of NFTs. He seems to have a fondness for CryptoPunks, of which he owns a handful, and even and even turned one into a gem.but he also has a bored monkey. in his wallet He has over 4000 NFTs in his wallet, with a constant stream sent in by people who are probably trying to artificially boost their projects.
The rapper and solo musician of Linkin Park not only collect NFTs and showcase them through his Audius profile, but he also created his own profile. Mike Shinoda has released a series of NFTs. He regularly streams through Twitch and posts NFTs of created artwork and is a strong supporter of cryptocurrencies.
YouTube star and rapper KSI is a heavy consumer of NFT. He bought its first NFTs in August, and two days later, he created an alternative Twitter account dedicated to NFTs.
I’ve given in and bought an NFT. A Bored Ape Yacht Club pic.twitter.com/GbeDW1ypnQ
– LORD KSI (@KSI) August 23, 2021