Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Overview

Project Information

Arguably the most successful NFT project, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), is a collection of 10,000 uniquely generated bored apes that are stored on the Ethereum blockchain. Launched on April 23, Bored Ape Yacht Club had a mint price of 0.08 ETH and the collection sold out on April 30, 2021. 

Owning a Bored Ape Yacht Club grants holders exclusive access to the Yacht Club, which provides a variety of member-only benefits. First, holders were granted access to THE BATHROOM, a collaborative graffiti board where members can add a pixel every 15 minutes. 

Since that time all BAYC holders were able to mint one companion dog at no cost, from the Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC), for each Bored Ape they held. 

In mid-August, the BAYC fixed the Arcade Machine, the final bullet from the team’s original roadmap. With the Arcade Machine fixed, Bored Ape holders received one of two separate Mutant serums (M1 or M2), which could be used on their ape. Using the Ape on their serum produce a separate NFT, from the Mutant Ape Yacht Club, that held the mutated version of their Ape and the respective traits. 

In late September 2021, the team behind Bored Ape Yacht Club announced the BAYC Roadmap 2.0, which hints at a game, real-life meetups, a DAO, and more. 

In October 2021, BAYC announced the coming of a utility token slated for Q1 of 2022. 

On Jan. 20, 2022, BAYC launched its mobile game, Apes vs Mutants, on the iOS Apple App Store and Google Play. 

In February 2022, Yuga Labs raised over $200 million from Andreessen Horowitz and others. 

In March 2022, Yuga Labs launched ApeCoin ($APE) and opened the 90-day claim period for holders of Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs.

On Mar. 18, 2022, Yuga Labs released a video featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats, CrypToadz, World of Women, and Nouns NFTs. The note at the end of the video read: "See you on the Otherside in April. Powered by @apecoin."

On Mar. 28, 2022, Bored Ape Yacht Club dropped its official merchandise collection with a limited supply to holders only.