The New UK Prime Minister Weighs In on Apes vs Punks

The New UK Prime Minister Weighs In on Apes vs Punks

The new Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, prefers Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) over CryptoPunks, according to a recent clip from a leadership race a couple of months ago that is now surfacing.

When asked to choose between Bored Apes or CryptoPunks, Sunak quickly replied, "Bored Apes." The interviewer followed up with Bitcoin or Ethereum, but Sunak responded, "oh, boy, I'll do a basket of cryptocurrency."

CryptoPunks is the OG 10k pfp NFT project. But since then, BAYC became the only project to surpass it in terms of floor price, and BAYC's parent company Yuga Labs bought the rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits. Right now, BAYC is ranked higher than CryptoPunks on Lucky Trader's NFT Power Rankings.

It's no surprise that Sunak is interested in NFTs and cryptocurrencies considering his assocation with tech and finance businesses. His wife, Akshata Murty, is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, who founded Infosys, an Indian multinational information technology company. Sunak previously worked for Goldman Sachs, the Children's Investment Fund Management, and Theleme Partners. Him and his wife are in the top 250 richest people in Britian.

Sunak will become the first UK Prime Minister of color when he takes over, which is expected to happen following his meeting with King Charles on Tuesday. He succeeds Liz Truss, who had the shortest Prime Minister reign in UK history. Truss resigned last Thursday after her failed plan for tax cuts, deregulation, and borrowing led to the British pound sinking to a record low against the U.S. dollar, according to The New York Yimes.

More about Bored Ape Yacht Club

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. Since its launch, the project has dropped multiple companion collections including Bored Ape Kennel Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, and Otherdeed for Otherside, and has helped onboard a number of high profile and celebrity collectors to the NFT ecosystem.

At the time of publish, the Bored Ape Yacht Club floor price sits at 65.99 ETH, and has stayed relatively flat over the past 24 hours on 513 ETH volume of transactions. Over the last 30 days, 24 sharp wallets have sold 27 NFTs and 29 sharp wallets have bought 29 NFTs in the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection. Catch up on other recent Bored Ape Yacht Club news here.

Recent Bored Ape Yacht Club Sales

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Recent Bored Ape Yacht Club Listings

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