Crypto Classic - 8. Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)

I’d like to post a series of articles under the name of “Crypto Classic”. It’s more like educating myself. But it could be helpful for some community members too.

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is a highly sought-after and influential NFT (Non-Fungible Token) project that took the world by storm in 2021. Created by the company Yuga Labs, BAYC consists of 10,000 unique and individually generated digital art pieces, or “Apes,” each with its own distinctive traits and characteristics.

Owning a Bored Ape grants membership to an exclusive online club, the Bored Ape Yacht Club, offering a range of benefits and opportunities for community engagement. The project quickly gained popularity due to its captivating artwork and the sense of community it fostered among its owners.

BAYC’s success can be attributed to several factors. First, the art itself is visually stunning and highly collectible, appealing to both art enthusiasts and crypto investors. The limited supply of 10,000 Apes and the uniqueness of each piece added to the desirability and value.

Furthermore, BAYC introduced the concept of utility for NFT holders. Ape owners are granted access to a variety of exclusive perks, including virtual parties, merchandise, and even real-world events. The community-driven nature of BAYC played a significant role in its success, with members forming a tight-knit group that collaborates and supports each other.

The value of Bored Ape NFTs skyrocketed in a short period, with some Apes selling for millions of dollars on secondary markets. The project’s success also spawned a vibrant ecosystem of derivative projects and collaborations, such as Bored Ape Kennel Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club, further expanding the BAYC universe.

BAYC has had a lasting impact on the NFT space, influencing the development of subsequent projects and establishing new standards for collectible digital art. Its success has sparked a broader conversation about the intersection of art, technology, and community within the crypto world.

In summary, Bored Ape Yacht Club is a groundbreaking NFT project that revolutionized the digital art market. Its unique and visually striking Apes, combined with a strong sense of community and exclusive membership perks, propelled it to become one of the most sought-after and influential projects in the NFT space.


Good summary! BAYC is so successful that it even beat Cryptopunks in my opinions.


Hi lobstersea, right, Yuga Labs bought CryptoPunks and Meebits. No wonder why BAYC is the champion of NFTs. :slight_smile:


Thank you, BAYC is the best NFTs collection


Hmmmm, you seem to have vast knowledge on Nfts


agree, I like BAYC


@dangcongsu I’m looking forward to seeing how BAYC is gonna evolve further. :slight_smile:

@sodoyeapt Not at all. I’m learning too by doing this. One thing for sure is that NFT project is difficult to understand and riskier to invest. :sweat_smile:

@cskhhandmade yup, me too. they are too expensive for beginners though. :sweat_smile:

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Okay bro no noted