BAYC Community Council Members Introduced

BAYC Community Council Members Introduced
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Bored Ape Yacht Club has put together a community council — a group of seven “proactive” holders — to help lead community-supported ideas and direct feedback to project leaders, the project announced Wednesday.

The group is made up of the following holders: Laura Rod, Josh Ong, 0xWave, Negi, 0xEthan, Sera, and Peter Fang.

“It’s important that we don’t lose sight of what makes BAYC so special: the people and the supportive energy,” BAYC wrote on the Yuga Labs website. “To help the community grow and thrive, we’ve assembled a new community council made up of Apes with a proven track record of proactively and positively contributing to the club since the start. This council was formed with the intention of representing the club at large and providing an avenue for new perspectives.”

Yuga Labs plans on "exploring evolving needs" for the CryptoPunks, Meebits, and Otherside, it said in the announcement.

More about the community council with bios provided by BAYC:

Josh Ong

“Josh co-founded Bored Room Ventures, a web3 marketing agency and fund, and is an advisor to Jenkins the Valet, Non-Fungible Films, and Fragment/A.P.E. He received a Community Grant to organize the first unofficial IRL BAYC meetups and has helped plan events in LA and New York, including the Apefest 2021 Yacht Party. As a member of the council he’s looking forward to helping connect with the ape community on Twitter and listening to their feedback.”


“Sera is a skilled artist who has worked with members in the community to help bring their IP to life through the Bored Salon and JBF derivatives. She was an early adopter of the Yacht Club and has continued to actively create and foster creative IP use through various sub-communities within the BAYC.”

Laura Rod

“Laura hosts social media sessions/interviews via Twitter Spaces in English and Spanish in order to educate, inspire, and empower underrepresented groups in web3. Her drive is the community, social impact, the infinite opportunities being created and the power to impact others’ lives through blockchain technology.”


“0xEthan began his web3 journey in March 2021 when he joined the team of Decentral Games as a community manager. He is no stranger to being aware and considerate of a community’s thoughts and feelings on topics. He was recently hired as the Head of Growth of Metaverse News and also writes a daily newsletter for our audience regarding Web3. Ethan feels extremely well connected with the community — as a member of the council, he will consider everyone’s thoughts with everything he does.”


“0xWave is one of the earliest adopters of BAYC who assisted the founders in initially getting the project and Discord off the ground. Wave is a crypto OG and a technical wizard. His efforts in onboarding members who were first timers to NFTs and crypto set the foundation for the community that we know today.”


“Negi is a Hong Kong Ape currently living in Japan. Advocate of crazy eyes. Converted orange lover. Aspiring photographer always trying to sneak a photo or 10 onto the BAYC Clubhouse’s walls. BAYC was their first NFT, which opened the door to the wonderful world of web3. Negi strives to become a voice for Asian Apes and embrace the various cultures that make up the club.”

Peter Fang

“Peter assisted in hosting one of the first BAYC meet-ups in Venice, CA in July 2021 with funds provided by the first round of BAYC grants. He has vast experience in facilitating and executing IRL community events/experiences. On top of adding value by creating connections and upholding/supporting BAYC community members, he has continued to directly champion the building of the BAYC brand and community through collaboration, execution of IRL events and pioneering IP usage.”

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