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Der One Billion US-Dollar Club

Bored Ape Yacht Club

 

Bei dieser Geschichte geht es um das wohl unglaublichste und erfolgreichste  Blockchain-Projekt des Jahres 2021,  einer spektakulären NFT-Sammlung mit tausenden von Affen-Avataren, einer Menge Ethereum, dem begnadeten Storyteller NY Times Bestselling Autor Neil Strauss und vielen extrem klugen Köpfen.

Willkommen bei BAYC,  dem heißesten Club den es auf dem Planeten derzeit gibt. Einem Club voll von gelangweilter Affen, einer mega geilen Affen Community,  Jenkins dem Affen, der im Club  Kammerdiener  ist und Herr über den geheimnisvollen Writer´s Room und nebenbei von einer der renommiertesten Künstler-Agenturen Amerikas vertreten wird (CAA), jeder Menge Millionäre und Visionäre, einem super Storytelling…..

Doch warum ist das für einen Beitrag auf dem Blog einer Kommunikations-Agentur spannend? Weil es extrem clever gemacht ist, weil es ein Paradebeispiel für das Metaverse ist und perfekt die Verschmelzung der Online und Offline Welten zeigt und weil man hier lernen kann, wie eine  Web3 media company  entsteht.

Doch finden sie es selbst heraus und  haben sie Bock einen Affen zu kaufen  oder eine Idee für eine neue NFT-Sammlung und brauchen dann eine intelligente Beratung und cleveres Storytelling.

 

 

„Eminem hat für 123,45 Ether, also rund 462.000 Dollar, ein gezeichnetes NFT des „gelangweilten Affen“ mit der Nummer 9055 gekauft. Damit trat der Rapper dem Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) bei. Die Mitglieder des Clubs halten rund 10.000 digital verschlüsselte Comicportraits auf der Plattform Opensea. Insgesamt verkauften sie bisher Affenbildchen im Wert von 977,6 Millionen Dollar. Eminems Exemplar trägt eine olivgrüne Military-Cap, eine goldene Trainingsjacke, eine dicke Goldkette und hat einen müden Gesichtsausdruck. Sowohl die Armeemütze als auch die goldene Kette kennt man von Eminems Auftritten in der Öffentlichkeit. Die digitale Agentur Six, die bereits NFT-Verträge für dem Wu-Tang-Clan abgewickelt hat, machte den Deal perfekt. Das BAYC-Mitglied Geegazza verkaufte das Bild und verkündete den Erfolg auf Twitter. „Ich lebe in einer Simulation“, erklärte es begeistert. Der Rapper machte das Comictier kurzerhand zum Profilbild seines Twitter-Accounts „Marshall Mathers“.“

Quelle: https://t3n.de/news/nft-eminem-bored-ape-yacht-club-1441352/

Eminem kaufte ein Affen-NFT, das ihm nachempfunden ist. (Bild: BAYC)

Willkommen im Club

Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of digital artworks (NFTs) running on the Ethereum network. This website is only an interface allowing participants to exchange digital collectibles. Users are entirely responsible for the safety and management of their own private Ethereum wallets and validating all transactions and contracts generated by this website before approval. Furthermore, as the Bored Ape Yacht Club smart contract runs on the Ethereum network, there is no ability to undo, reverse, or restore any transactions.

This website and its connected services are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind. By using this website you are accepting sole responsibility for any and all transactions involving Bored Ape Yacht Club digital collectibles.

 

Source: BAYC

Auszug aus: Bored Ape Yacht Club: Was ist BAYC? Von Rahul N.

Was ist Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)?

Bored Ape Yacht Club ist eine 10.000-köpfige NFT-Sammlung von Affen-Avataren. Natürlich sind der Kunst hier keine kreativen Grenzen gesetzt, weswegen wir die verrücktesten Affen-Figuren in der Sammlung sehen können.

Manche sind Arbeitsfaulenzer, manche Cyborgs, manche tragen Regenbogenpelz, während andere Laserstrahlen aus ihren Augen schießen. Man kann mit Sicherheit sagen, dass es mehr BAYC-Typen als menschliche Persönlichkeitstypen gibt. Wie vorauszusehen war, trieb dies ihre Verkäufe in Rekordzeit durch die Decke. Einige Tage nach der Gründung des Bored Ape Yacht Club Ende April waren alle 10.000 Affen für insgesamt 24,3 Millionen US-Dollar ausverkauft, etwa 200 US-Dollar pro Affe.

Yuga Labs mit Hauptsitz in Alexandria, Virginia (ja, das gleiche Alexandria, das in der fünften Staffel von Walking Dead zu sehen war), schuf Yuga Labs Bored Apes, indem sie sich von der berühmten Filmtrilogie Planet Of The Apes inspirieren ließ. Insbesondere das Meme „Apes together strong“ aus dem ersten Film, hat als Inspiration gedient.

 

 

 

Das Team von Yuga Labs besteht aus vier pseudonymen Kernmitgliedern, die sich hinter ihren Cartoon-Affenkreationen verstecken:

  • Gargamel: Starcraft-besessen. Isst Schlümpfe.
  • Gordon Goner: Reformierter Leverage-Süchtiger.
  • Empeor-Tomato-Ketchup: Ihr ganzes Geld für erste Pressen und Pet-Nat ausgegeben.
  • No Sass: Hier für die Affen. Nicht für den Sass.

 

Jeder Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT wird auf der Ethereum-Blockchain gehostet und basiert auf dem ERC-721-Token-Standard im Gegensatz zum ERC-20-Standard, der 900 Altcoins ausmacht.

Daher ist die Währung, in der Bored Apes Yacht Club handelt, ETH von Ethereum.

Bored Ape Yacht Club: Welche Vorteile erwarten dich?

Abgesehen von der Verwendung als digitale Avatare dienen die NFTs noch einem anderen Zweck. Jeder BAYC NFT-Inhaber erhält eine lebenslange Mitgliedschaft in einem geheimen Club nur für Affen. Einer der berühmtesten Bored Ape-Besitzer ist der NFT-Star Stephen Curry, der 180.000 US-Dollar für einen Tweed-tragenden Bored Ape NFT bezahlt hat.

Bisher scheint es, dass Mitgliedervergünstigungen äußerst profitabel sind. So hat das Team von Yuga Labs beispielsweise auf kreative Weise eine zweite Affenserie ins Leben gerufen. Statt einer neuen Serie haben sie 10.000 Mutant Ape Serumfläschchen herausgebracht. Jedes Mitglied auf Lebenszeit bekam eines gratis. Das Serum besteht aus drei Stufen – M1, M2 und Mega Mutant. Wenn es in einen normalen Bored Ape injiziert wird, erzeugt das Serum einen Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT. Darüber hinaus wurden dann weitere 10.000 für die Öffentlichkeit freigegeben, die alle für jeweils etwa 10.000 US-Dollar oder für etwa 3 ETH über die digitale Ladentheke gingen. Zum Zeitpunkt des Verfassens des Artikels hat die Mutant Ape-Sorte laut OpenSea einen Gesamtumsatz von fast 260 Millionen US-Dollar erreicht.

Weiterlesen…….https://de.beincrypto.com/lernen/bored-ape-yacht-club-was-ist-bayc/

 

 

Bored Ape Yacht Club: The NFT collection that’s becoming a real offline brand

The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10,000 NFTs, each of which costs a minimum of $200,000. It’s expanding into gaming, fashion and more.

Daniel Van Boom
Dec. 22, 2021 

Quelle: cnet.com

 

See those three apes up there? They’re three different NFTs that are part of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, a collection of 10,000 nonfungible tokens. The middle one with the striped shirt and captain’s hat? It’s owned by Jimmy Fallon.

 

If you spend any amount of time online, particularly Twitter, you’ve probably already seen a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT. These act as both avatars and tickets to an online social club. Other than Fallon, DJ Khaled, Steph Curry and Post Malone are among those who own a Bored Ape NFT and use it as their profile photo on social media.

One of the most successful collections in the NFT market, BAYC launched in April and consists of 10,000 Bored Apes with different clothing and attributes. Right now the cheapest you can buy one for is 52 ether — $210,000. They often sell for much, much more. Adidas partnered with BAYC for its first NFT project, and one ape from the Club last month graced the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Like everything else to do with NFTs, the Bored Ape Yacht Club is contentious. Ape owners inspire jealousy among those who own and trade NFT art but confusion and suspicion among people who don’t. Some of its success is about the art, but most of it isn’t. Here’s what you need to know about the collection.

 

 

There are 10,000?
Broadly speaking, there are two types of NFT art. First, you have one-off visual art pieces that are sold as NFTs, just like paintings in real life. Think the Beeple NFTs that were sold at Christie’s auctions for as high as $69 million. Second, you have NFT collections, or „projects,“ like the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Kind of like Pokemon cards, these take a template and produce hundreds or thousands of variations, each ranked in terms of rarity. In the case of BAYC, there are 10,000 apes, each with different „properties“ — varying fur types, facial expressions, clothing, accessories and more.

These properties are displayed on OpenSea, the main platform where NFTs are traded. On any given NFT’s page, its properties will be listed, as well as the percentage of NFTs in the collection that share that property. Usually, anything under 1% is considered rare. For example, take a look at the trio of apes at the top of the page. On the right you’ll see one with a rare „Solid Gold“ fur trait. Of 10,000 apes, only 46 have this property, making these 46 particularly valuable. As noted, the „floor price“ for the project — what you’ll pay for an ape with common traits — is 52 ether. Apes with the golden fur trait are rare, so sell for much more. Last week someone bought one for 333 ether, or $1.36 million. One with gold fur and laser eyes, two sub-1% traits, went for $3 million two months ago.

BAYC is the second biggest NFT project of this kind, behind only CryptoPunks. CryptoPunks is a collection of 10,000 8-bit avatars created in 2017 and gets much of its value for being the OG NFT collection. The unremarkable ones sell for around 100 ether, or $500,000.

What makes Bored Ape Yacht Club valuable?
This is a complicated question. The short answer is that, as with real-world art, value is very much in the eye of the beholder.

Let’s start at the beginning. Bored Ape Yacht Club was launched in late April by a team of four pseudonymous developers, Gargamel, Gordon Goner, Emperor Tomato Ketchup and No Sass. It took 12 hours for all 10,000 to sell out at a price of 0.08 ether, or around $190. As you can see in the price chart below (the price on the Y axis is in ether), the price grew steadily from April to July before rocketing in August.

What makes BAYC or any other NFT collection valuable is highly subjective. Broadly, it’s a mix of three things. Influencer/celebrity involvement, community strength and utilities for members.

The first is obvious. When famous people own an NFT, it makes others want to own one too. The most recent example is Jimmy Fallon. The Tonight Show host bought a BAYC on Nov. 8 (for a cool $145,000) and has since been using it as a profile picture on Twitter, where he has 50 million followers. That’s brought a flurry of hype and sales, which is reflected in the sales volume and price rise you can see on the right of the above chart.

Second, utility. Most NFT projects claim to offer a utility of some sort, be it access to play-to-earn games or the option to stake an NFT in exchange for an associated cryptocurrency.

Bored Ape Yacht Club has done a few things to keep owners interested. First, it created the Bored Ape Kennel Club, offering owners the opportunity to „adopt“ a dog NFT with traits that mimic those of the Bored Apes. In August came another freebie: digital vials of mutant serum. Owners could mix their Bored Ape with the serum to create another NFT — a Mutant Ape. Both Kennel Club and Mutant Ape NFTs sell for a lot, with floor prices of around $14,000 and $26,000, respectively.

Last and most important is the community that’s built around a collection. Bored Ape Yacht Club has organized meetups in New York and California and there have been Bored Ape get-togethers in Hong Kong and the UK, too. Most recently, a weekend of festivities for owners was held in New York, featuring an actual yacht party and a concert that featured appearances from Chris Rock, Aziz Ansari and The Strokes.

Of course, there’s a business aspect to developing a community. Art of any kind is worth only as much as people are willing to pay for it. In an NFT collection, the floor price is essentially equal to what the least-invested members are willing to sell for. People believing they’re holding a token into a community results in fewer people listing their apes for sale. Selling your ape isn’t just selling an NFT, but a community pass too.

Plus, once a collection reaches a certain level of value, it becomes a status symbol. People in the cryptocurrency and NFT space use profile pictures for Twitter, Discord and other platforms like chief executives wear Rolexes. You can download a JPG of a Bored Ape just like you can wear a $10 Rolex knockoff. In both cases, though, people will know.

What’s next?

The Bored Ape Yacht Club is slowly expanding out of NFTs and becoming an „offchain“ brand — that is, one that exists outside of the blockchain. On Dec. 21 it was announced that Yuga Labs, the team behind BAYC, is teaming up with developer Animoca for a play-to-earn game coming in 2022. Benefits for BAYC owners are likely.

The Bored Apes are also integrating themselves into fashion. Adidas launched its first NFT project, Into The Metaverse, in collaboration with several NFT brands, Bored Ape Yacht Club chief among them. Adidas also bought a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, which now adorns its Twitter page.

A star is born

 

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How Bored Ape NFT Jenkins the Valet became a star with Hollywood backing


ABC Science /
By technology reporter James Purtill
Posted Wed 22 Dec 2021

Source: ABC.net

Jenkins the Valet has gone from rags to riches in 2021. Is this the future of NFTs?

(Supplied: Jenkins the Valet) – Source: ABC.net

Before Jenkins was named, he was sold.

Before that, he existed on an auction site as an ape with an overbite, jug ears, hat, waistcoat and a number: 1,798.

He was an unknown avatar in a collection of 10,000 cartoon-ape brethren that was called the Bored Ape Yacht Club.

It was May 2021. Ape number 1,798 was given a name and a story: Jenkins the Valet (Supplied: BAYC)

One day, a man in Toronto with a background in creative writing plucked him out of the auction-house line-up for about half an ethereum coin, which at the time was worth about $CA1,300 ($1,400).

Specifically, the man bought the unique cryptographic digital asset (called an NFT, or non-fungible token) that singularly represented the image and which conferred ownership beyond that man (or anyone else) just by right-clicking and saving a copy on their hard drive.

„We knew that we had the valet. He just looks like a valet,“ says the man, who is pretending to be Jenkins on this Zoom call (video off).

„All apes are awesome, but sometimes you look at an ape and they don’t necessarily have an obvious role. Jenkins was the one — that is, number 1,798 was the one — that sort of looked like he had a story to tell.“

And so Jenkins was born.

Seven months later, Jenkins has a Hollywood agent, a devoted fan club, and the ear of a famous writer who is penning the ape’s „tell-all“ memoir. The writer is Neil Strauss, the best-selling author of The Game, the 2005 book that popularised the term „pick-up artist“. That’s right: Neil Strauss is now writing the memoir of a fictional cartoon ape.

How did the world come to this? And what does it say about the future of NFTs?

The boom, bust and boom of NFTs Cast your mind back to early 2021 and recall a simpler age when most people hadn’t heard of NFTs.

Then, in February, the boom began. A series of artworks sold for millions of dollars as NFTs.

This launched a gold rush, and pretty soon people realised the gold was lying around everywhere, waiting to be picked up.

To make money from NFTs, you didn’t necessarily need to be an artist. Any old meme could be „tokenised“ and sold to willing buyers.

Or you could just tokenise other people’s art, and sell that, regardless of whether or not the artist had given their consent.

NFT companies accused of stealing art
Artwork by Rosa Menkman
While the investment gold rush for non-fungible tokens has made some artists millionaires, many others are reporting their work has been stolen and sold without their knowledge or permission.

And why stop at art? You could tokenise a single tweet (sold for $US2.9m or $4m) or audio of a man farting (sold for $US85 or $120).

It was a bubble of hype and speculation that would soon pop: in May, the value of NFT transactions dropped 90 per cent.

That could have spelled the end for the crypto tokens, which had now become a byword for cynical „pump-and-dump“ financial speculation.

But NFTs didn’t vanish. They kept going. Evolving. Spreading from art and sports collectibles into new industries, namely gaming and the nebulous world of entertainment, including the characters that populate our movies, TV shows and other creative spin-offs.

 

One of the innovations was to give NFT holders commercial-use rights, meaning that a person who owned a particular NFT character could make money from selling prints, t-shirts and so on.

It’s a bit like Disney selling a figurine of R2D2 from Star Wars that also gives the owner the right to sell R2D2 merchandise.

The big difference is that the Star Wars universe has already been imagined and marketed (and is therefore worth a lot of money), whereas NFT characters are brand new and relatively unknown.

Owning commercial rights gives NFT owners a big incentive to flesh out the imaginative universe they’ve bought into.

In effect, these owners can try to build the next Disney.

And that’s exactly what’s happening.

One of the first NFT collections to offer owners commercial rights was the Bored Apes Yacht Club (BAYC) — that line-up of 10,000 cartoon apes.

BAYC launched in April 2021 and, by May, „Jenkins the Valet“ (aka ape number 1,798, aka that man in Toronto) was tweeting his story.

„I learned that the most important skill for a Valet at the #BAYC is discretion,“ Jenkins tweeted.

„I excelled at my job and never uttered a word of what I saw. Now, there is so much intrigue around BAYC I’ve decided to ape in and tell the stories of the most fascinating apes I’ve worked for.“

Jenkins launches NFT series, makes bank
By August, Jenkins the Valet had made more than a million dollars.

His makers (they expanded to a team of two) were selling access to the „Writers‘ Room“ that was crafting Jenkins‘ story.

This included being able to vote on what details and plot points would be included in the tell-all memoir written by Neil Strauss.

A box reading „What is the most important rule inside the club“ and listing possible answers
A screenshot from inside the Jenkins the Valet writers‘ room.(Supplied: Jenkins the Valet)
Naturally, access required owning an NFT „key“ that was being sold by Jenkins.

So now the NFT character had his own NFTs.

„The first night that we dropped the NFTs, we made 480 ethereum, which at the time, I believe, was about $1.2 million,“ Jenkins says.

And because they’re NFTs, the maker (Jenkins) gets a cut every time they’re resold.

A single NFT key granting top-tier access to the Writers‘ Room has sold for as much as $US125,000 ($175,000)

„Which essentially guarantees that your character will be written into the book by name,“ says Jenkins‘ best friend, SAFA.

SAFA is the other person in the Jenkins team, and also on the call (video off).

In the BAYC universe, his avatar is Jenkins‘ best friend.

A cartoon ape in a stripey shirt and 3D glasses
Jenkins‘ best friend, SAFA.(Supplied: BAYC)
„If one of one of our NFT holders owns a BAYC avatar, they can actually license that IP to appear in the book in various capacities.

„And it’s that licensing that entitles them to earn earn a percentage of the book’s profits.“

That sounds complicated but it’s quite simple. To use the Star Wars analogy again, it’s like the owner of R2D2’s commercial rights then licenses the use of the R2D2 character in a TV spin-off series.

Licensing the character effectively expands the imaginative universe of BAYC and Jenkins the Valet, making that character more visible, which means the NFT is worth even more.

„The richness and the characters and the lore around the NFT communities that are popping up is really, really interesting,“ says SAFA, who’s in New York.

„It’s like a breeding ground for creatives. It’s going to be something that’s super-prevalent in the future.“

In September, a major Hollywood talent agency signed Jenkins the Valet.

CAA, which represents famous Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and others, will work with the four-month-old NFT ape-avatar on opportunities across film, television, podcasting and book publishing.

„What we were most excited about is that they also represent producers, writers and directors,“ SAFA says.

„We’ve met with folks in animation and we’re excited about that. We’ve met with screen writers who are interested.“

Celebrities like Jimmy Fallon have flocked to the BAYC.

By November, when they made the cover of Rolling Stone, tokens related to BAYC avatars had generated around $US1 billion ($1.4 billion).

In mid-November, Universal signed Kingship, a band of four virtual BAYC avatars that has not yet released any music.

It’s a bit like Gorillaz, the virtual band created by Blur’s Damon Albarn in the late 1990s, except this one will be mostly backstory.

„Before you even hear a single note, you’re gonna know what they eat for breakfast,“ the founder of the record label said at the time of the Kingship launch.

„You’re going to see the personalities, the characters, they’re going to come to life as 3D. It’ll be almost like the way Marvel looks at its vault and IP and starts to story-t

If that sounds horrifying, then sorry, but expect to see all kinds of Kingship promoted content in 2022.

The Jenkins memoir, meanwhile, will be out around March or April.

Other BAYC community-generated storytelling projects have been popping up.

SAFA and Jenkins see these groups as a counter-balance to the more cynical use of NFTs for pure financial speculation.

„It was supposed to be anything but a money-making adventure,“ Jenkins says.

„It’s just an opportunity to exercise creativity and build a character. And it turns out that there’s a lot more demand for characters than I think we thought there was.“

CAA Signs Jenkins The Valet

Is This A Sign That Hollywood Is Embracing NFTs?

from Cathy Hackl, Contributor
CMO Network.

Cathy Hackl is a globally recognized tech futurist. She’s a business executive, keynote speaker & strategist with deep expertise in AR, VR, spatial computing,…

Source: Forbes and Jenkins the Valet

 

Jenkins The Valet a NFT on the Ethereum blockchain

As if 2021 couldn’t get crazier in the Metaverse or the regular-old universe, Jenkins the Valet, a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) avatar on the Ethereum blockchain, valet, and secret keeper, has signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for representation across books, film, TV, podcasts, and more. Together, they will be bringing Jenkins’ debut novel to market in collaboration with a New York Times Bestselling author.

Yes, you read that right. An NFT avatar has signed with the global talent representation agency who works with the likes of Beyonce, Justin Bieber, JJ Abrams, Zion Williamson, and more. CAA’s website says it operates at the intersection of talent, content, brands, technology, sports, and live events. They now count a non-fungible token as one of their clients.

Jenkins the Valet is a digital character and writer created by Tally Labs, a content and technology company in the NFT space. His Twitter following has grown to more than 12,000 followers since May when he first shared his origin story online. Jenkins writes stories about the avatars he meets in the Metaverse, often commenting on current events at the same time he creates backstory and storylines for those characters. The art that inspired the Jenkins character is from the Bored Ape Yacht Club, a collection of 10k images on the Ethereum blockchain that have exploded in popularity recently, accounting for over $500m of secondary market sales.

On August 4th, Jenkins released his own NFT that gives holders access to a members-only website called “The Writer’s Room.” Upon entering, NFT holders can exercise votes on the creative direction of the novel in a “choose your own adventure” format. Additionally, members of NFT community have the opportunity to license their own NFT’s to appear in the book in exchange for royalties. The novel is being written in partnership with a world-renowned, best-selling author. The original Jenkins NFT sold out in 6 minutes, grossing more than $1.5M USD, and there are currently more than 2,200 unique holders of this NFT.

How Did We Get Here?

You may be wondering how we got here… For the first half of 2021, the NFT space felt mostly like a new frontier that was inhabited only by the crypto-native. Inside jokes and phrases popped up like “WAGMI” (we’re all gonna make it), “!floor” (a command to look up the cheapest available version of an NFT), and “ape in” (to buy and join a project with reckless abandon). These types of grassroots sayings helped bond the community but also made it difficult for some outsiders to join in on the fun.

In recent months, however, NFT projects have started to go mainstream. We’ve mentioned before that Visa purchased a CryptoPunk for $150,000 and that 101 Bored Apes sold for over $24M at an auction by Sotheby’s. It’s also well known that Steph Curry sports a Bored Ape avatar online and that Twitter’s corporate account is an active participant in the NFT community with feature ideas and a token drop of their own.

Now things are heating up even further. In late August, Larva Labs, the company behind major NFT projects like CryptoPunks, Meebits, and Autoglyphs announced that they signed to United Talent Agency who traditionally represent talent across film, TV, and music. This was a major step for the NFT space and the Metaverse at large, as it showed that key stakeholders in the entertainment industry recognized the value in owning and building IP around digital assets.

Just a month later, Jenkins, an individual NFT avatar out of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, signed to CAA. CAA signing a single NFT avatar represents another major signal from Hollywood that NFT characters can be compelling to consumers beyond the crypto space.

“I believe that the next generation of recognizable, household characters will be born on the blockchain and will exist in a Web3 environment. I am honored to announce this partnership and I’m inspired by all of the creativity and white space for builders in the Metaverse,” said Jenkins the Valet. “CAA’s excitement about the project and understanding of our vision says a lot about them. They’ve continuously stayed on the cutting edge of technology and distribution for their clients.”

The book that CAA will help Jenkins the Valet bring to market is different from your typical debut novel. For one, the book will have more than 2,200 people contribute to it. Each of the NFT holders of the Jenkins “Writers Room” will vote on the creative direction of the story that he will write alongside a NYT bestselling author. This is what makes web 3.0 different from web 1.0 and web 2.0 came before it. The line between creator and fan are blurred such that everyone gets to participate in both making and consuming work they care about.

 

Collaboration And Co-Creation

When we asked Jenkins what his book would be about, he said, “At this point, I can’t even tell you, and that’s exactly where we want to be at this stage. The Writer’s Room will decide every element of the book, starting with its genre all the way through plot twists and the ending. Our whole community will create the framework that me and our best-selling author will work within to produce the story.”

Beyond provisioning voting power for the creative direction to the story, the different Writer’s Room NFTs also map to the role your avatar can have in the debut book. There are four tiers of Writer’s Room NFTs: Valet Tickets; Yacht Keys; Valet Stands; and Yachts. The rarest and most valuable tier is the Yacht. Only 1% of Writer’s Room NFTs are Yachts, and those who hold a Yacht and license an avatar to the story will have them featured as a named character. The cheapest Writer’s Room Yacht NFT on the secondary market is 15 ETH or roughly $44,000, and some Yacht holders have listed theirs for as high as $200,000.

Entertainment x Metaverse
It remains to be seen what Jenkins the Valet signing with CAA means for brands and consumers of internet culture, but one thing is clear: both sides are coming to the table and joining forces to try to entertain the rest of the world with crypto-native characters and stories.

From the Bored Ape Gazette

Jenkins The Valet: The Writer’s Room Found Its Author!

The story of the writers room from the Bored Ape Gazette


This service ape went from parking yachts to making deals with NY Time best-selling authors.

Bored Ape Yacht Club member, Jenkins the Valet announced that his project, Jenkins the Valet: The Writer’s Room, has found a 10 time NY Times best-selling author to write the first ever community-generative book.

“When we launched the Writer’s Room, we pledged to find a NYT Bestselling Author. Well, we found a 10X NYT Bestseller,” Jenkins tweeted earlier today. “We’re pleased to announce Neil Strauss is writing my debut novel, in collaboration with the Writer’s Room. Join us + Neil at 11am EST for a Town Hall in Discord.”

Neil Straus is an American author journalist and ghostwriter, according to his Wikipedia page. Strauss is best known for his book, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artist. The book focused on his experiences in the “seduction community” in an effort to become a “pick-up artist.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Neil Strauss to write the first book that will come from The Writer’s Room,” Jenkins told the Bored Ape Gazette. “Neil has made an incredible career of going deep into subcultures and coming out the other side to share with the world what makes them unique. We are so excited for Neil to do the same with the apes and mutants that our community licenses to the project.”

The Bored Ape Gazette

As The Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, Jenkins the Valet launched his project the Writers Room in August and has been working hard to tell stories of BAYC members ever since.

The Writers Room, “is a collection of 6942 NFTs that unlock a members-only Web3 authenticated portal to exercise voting power and creative direction over the stories that define the metaverse, according to the collections Opensea page.

The Project currently has 2,600 unique holders and a floor price of .179 Eth.

Source: theboredapegazette

Jenkins and Talent Agency

Since the launch of his project, Jenkins the Valet has taken another huge step, signing with the Talent Agency, Creative Artists Agency.

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), “is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy,” according to the companies LinkedIn. Some of CAA’s clients include Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Ashton Kutcher, among many others.

“From the moment I set out to build the Jenkins brand, I knew that I was foreign to Hollywood and needed a juggernaut in my corner, Jenkins explained in his Medium post. “In that sense, it’s been months because everything I’ve been doing has been to lay the foundation for a move like this. However, my relationship with CAA has been official for 1–2 weeks now. They “got it” immediately.”

Be sure to check out Jenkins The Valets full Medium post here: https://jenkinsthevalet.medium.com/why-a-global-talent-agency-signed-an-nft-ape-as-a-client-b8d3bf121c3e

 

Also, check out his project on Opensea here: https://opensea.io/collection/jenkins-the-valet

 

Source: theboredapegazette

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Jenkins the Valet’s Writer’s Room is a collection of 6942 NFTs that unlock a members-only Web3 authenticated portal to exercise voting power and creative direction over the stories that define the metaverse. The 6942 NFTs that serve as passes to the Writer’s Room give you the opportunity to license characters to stories, vote on the strategic and creative direction of what’s produced, and be inscribed as an author and creator in every piece of work that’s made. Visit www.jenkinsthevalet.com for more information and join us in creating the first ever community-generative book.

Jenkins the Valet’s Writer’s Room is a collection of 6942 NFTs that unlock a members-only Web3 authenticated portal to exercise voting power and creative direction over the stories that define the metaverse. The 6942 NFTs that serve as passes to the Writer’s Room give you the opportunity to license characters to stories, vote on the strategic and creative direction of what’s produced, and be inscribed as an author and creator in every piece of work that’s made. Visit www.jenkinsthevalet.com for more information and join us in creating the first ever community-generative book.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Member Ape_G4ng Sold A Laser Eyed Ape For 159.69 Eth

From the Bored Ape Gazette , 15 december 2021

After a couple of offers this Opensea user purchased their first Bored Ape and joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Opensea user OceanBleu purchased Bored Ape #9854 from notable BAYC member Ape_G4ng for 159.69 Eth or roughly $606,000 USD.

Bored Ape #9854 is a six trait pink fur ape with laser eyes, a bored bubblegum mouth and a BAYC merch hat! Based on these traits, Bored Ape #9854 is the 494th most rare ape, according to Rarity Tools.

 

 

“The big ape purchases continue,” BAYC member Colinlieb.eth tweeted. “More trades = more belief = stronger -holders = me more bullish. Is @ape_g4ng the best ape-trader? The best NFT-trader? All I know is he is killing it.”

Ape_G4ng is certainly one of the club’s most prolific traders and has been entertaining the BAYC community with his wheeling and dealing for months. After today’s major sale, Ape_g4ng now holds five Bored Apes worth at least 580 Eth or $2,204,000 USD, according to Evaluate. Market. Three of Ape_G4ng’s five apes are trippy fur primates.

While Ape_g4ng has been around the BAYC since the beginning, Bored Ape #9854’s new owner, Oceanbleu, just entered the BAYC and NFT space this month, according to their Opensea profile. Currently, OceanBleu owns two NFTs, their bored ape and a Clone X Mint Vial.

It is possible that OceanBleu spending spree is just getting started. OceanBleu’s wallet currently has 599,000 USDC coins and 4.2 Eth in it, according to Etherscan.

The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow OceanBleu and let you know if and when they make another purchase.

This CEO Just Purchased A Laser Eyed Astronaut Bored Ape For 347 Eth or $1.42 Million USD

From the Bored Ape Gazette , 15 december 2021

 

BLAST OFF: This CEO Just Purchased A Laser Eyed Astronaut Bored Ape For 347 Eth or $1.42 Million USD
The CEO of Blockchain technology company Chain joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club with a bang, an error, and a new friendship after purchasing a robot fur laser eyed astronaut bored ape.

Deepak Thapliyal aped into the BAYC earlier today purchasing Bored Ape #9452 for 347 Eth or $1.42 Million USD.

Bored Ape #9452 is a six trait robot fur ape wearing a space suit with laser eyes, a beanie and a bored pipe mouth. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #9452 is the 258th most rare ape, according to Rarity Tools.

“I’ve been highly interested in the BAYC NFTs since I saw @StephenCurry30 update his profile pic to his recent ape purchase, Thapliyal tweeted after the purchase. “So I decided to “ape” in and buy my very own, but being my first NFT I wanted to buy the right one, something that I could relate with in some capacity.”

The ape that Thapliyal could relate to turned out to be Bored Ape #9452.“The NFT reminded me of myself, he tweeted. “I love space, bullish on Bitcoin (Laser Eyes) have a scruff, and enjoy a cigar. I work constantly and have been called robotic my whole life as well.”

After a few days, Thapliyal moved his Eth and prepared to make his move, but then he had a slight mistake and accidentally sent BAYC member John Knopf too much Eth, according to his Twitter thread.

“What happened was I was on my mobile wallet looking at his address on Etherscan just when I was about to go bid. Opensea on mobile doesn’t have an Etherscan external button (from what I saw at the time) so I had to copy his address and go there and paste it to see it. The reason I did this was to see if he was active yet to accept my bid or not. After I placed my originally bid, I had to move 230 ETH to another wallet in mobile. I _thought_ the copy button for the address I was sending too was pressed properly. PS: I was multi tasking. So I went back to my other wallet and hit “paste” and hit send quickly without reviewing it thinking ‘everything is fine.’ It wasn’t. I guess my copy button didn’t work or I didn’t hit it right and it pasted the address from the seller.I quickly realized this and tried to send him a transaction with a data field message that asked to return the money. I tried a few diff converters to get the text to convert on mobile and thought the wallet would auto parse out the spaces on the conversion. I finally took spaces out manually via a mobile phone (took a few mins) then missed a space and had to do it again (mind you I’m moving quickly to try to get the message out ASAP). Finally getting the message out but no funds were sent back. Thankfully I found Johns Twitter.”

Thapliyal and Knopf were able to get in contact via Twitter. In the end, Thapliyal got his funds back and paid 347 Eth for Bored Ape #9452!

“Odd way to start but very nostalgic to “aping in” as it goes, Thapliyal tweeted. “Funny story to tell my kids one day when I give them this ape. Thanks to John for being a standup guy and returning my ETH and giving me a discount of what I was prepared to spend already.”

After the sale, Knopf took to Twitter to thank the BAYC and BAYC member Jeff Nicholas for changing his life.

“I bought my ape for .08 on minting night and just sold it for 347 ETH,” Knopf tweeted. “I am at a loss for words right now. I am crying so much. Thank you @BoredApeYC for completely changing my life and everyone in the community!!!! And thank you @_jeffnicholas_ for telling us all to buy them!”

Adidas Updates Its PFP To A Bored Ape, Host Space, And Post Teaser.

From the Bored Ape Gazette 3rd december 2021

What We Know So Far:

It was anything but a boring day at the Bored Ape Yacht Club yesterday as a major brand cemented its relationship with the club.

Adidas updated its Twitter profile photo to Bored Ape #8774. In the pic, Bored Ape #8774 is wearing an Adidas tracksuit with the companies logo on the apes right side and GMoney, Punk Comic and the BAYC’s logo on the apes left.

„#NewProfilePic,“ Adidas tweeted. Instagram Account

Bored Ape #8774 is a six trait blue fur ape with a fisherman’s hat, gold hoop earring and heart glasses. Adidas purchased Bored Ape #8774 three months ago on September 17th for 46 Eth, according to Opensea data.

 

Not only did Adidas update its Twitter PFP to a bored ape, the company also held a Twitter Space yesterday titled „Into The Metaverse.“ BAYC Co-Founder, Gargamel was one of the Twitter Space speakers.

The Bored Ape Gazette sadly missed the space, but will come back with a full breakdown after we find a recording.

Along with updating the companies PFP and hosting a Twitter space to discuss the metaverse, Adidas also tweeted a teaser video featuring their bored ape.

The 30 second clip set, to Louis Armstrongs „What A Wonderful World,“ features Bored Ape #8774, GMoney NFT and a Punks Comic MetaHero free falling towards a mountainous terrain and an Adidas logo.

All these Adidas X BAYC updates come five days after the BAYC teased a collaboration with the international brand.

“Last time @adidas did a collab with this level of culture/consumers behind it was with @kanyewest, “BAYC member JOxRDAN.Eth tweeted. “If you think jPeGs are all these #NFTs are, you’re being stubborn. Everyone’s still so early, theres still so much upside #WAGMI.”

See also: https://cryptopotato.com/adidas-enters-the-metaverse-with-bayc-punks-comic-and-gmoney/

 

 

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Neil Strauss Pens the Bored Ape Yacht Club ‘Tell-All’

Jeff Wilser, December 13, 2021·13 min read. Source: Yahoo! finance

Neil Strauss Pens the Bored Ape Yacht Club ‘Tell-All’

Neil Strauss knows how to write about weird subcultures. His infamous bestseller “The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists,” released in 2005, introduced the world to concepts like “negging” and “peacocking.” (If you ever set foot in a club in the 2000s, you’ve heard the terms.)

More bestsellers would follow. Ten in total. Books on survivalism, heavy metal, porn stars. But Strauss might have just stumbled into the wildest subculture of his career: The Bored Ape Yacht Club. (In the unlikely event you clicked on this story but are unfamiliar with the BAYC, you’ll find a quick primer in my conversation with its anonymous creators.)

This interview is part of Culture Week, which explores how crypto is changing media and entertainment.

So how is Strauss involved with the Bored Apes? It started with Ape #1798. This would be an Ape that goes by Jenkins, or rather “Jenkins the Valet.” The owner of Jenkins, in a legitimately inspired burst of creativity, invented an elaborate backstory for his Ape. Jenkins (the Ape) comes from humble roots, and now he works as a valet for the Yacht Club. Jenkins is always listening. Jenkins knows the Club’s juiciest secrets. Now Jenkins is ready to write a tell-all memoir about the Apes’ shenanigans.

And Jenkins will have help. During the real-life mayhem of NFT NYC, as Jessica Klein reported for Input, one of the Apes (or technically a human who owns an Ape) told the ecstatic crowd, “We needed to find the best memoir writer that ever existed … So, we found Neil Strauss.” The Apes cheered.

Now, this is where things get interesting. What, exactly, does it mean to write a “memoir” about a group of NFT avatars that kind of exists but kind of doesn’t? “That’s up to the community,” Strauss tells me. And this is literally the case. Through a clever use of NFTs within the BAYC ecosystem, the Apes can purchase the right to enter the “Writers Room 2.0″ – essentially a group conference call with Strauss. If you’re an Ape who splurges on a top-tier “yacht” NFT, then you get to be an actual character in the book. Your Writers Room NFT also gives you voting privileges, letting you help shape the narrative of the book.

Part 2: It’s easy to be cynical about a book of fake apes.

And it’s easy to dismiss all of this as crypto speculation run amuck. Then again, for years, blockchain advocates have championed its ability to “disrupt industries.” That’s usually an abstract concept. That’s usually all hype. But here is a concrete, hyper-specific example of a group of creative people who are using NFTs – and the wealth they generated through said NFTs – to recruit a blue-chip, bestselling writer to conjure a book into the world. Yes, the book will be about “fake apes,” but isn’t that just a form of fiction? Perhaps this will be the first true novel of Web 3.

Oh, and Jenkins the Valet? He is now repped by Creative Artists Agency. “Yes, that CAA,” writes Jenkins (the human owner) on his site. “The same one that represents Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Dwyane Wade, Cristiano Ronaldo, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise. They now also represent me, Jenkins The Valet, on my content endeavors.”

In the meantime, Strauss has been a busy guy. On Dec. 5, he became the first mainstream author (at least that we’re aware of) to mint a book on Ethereum and sell it on OpenSea:

“Surviving All Apocalypses: From Machine Uprisings to Bear Markets.” Only 892 copies were minted, and as of this writing, the “floor price” of the book is 0.59 ETH, or roughly $2,600, meaning the implied market cap is over $2.3 million. Has Strauss just cracked the future of publishing?

The Interview

Strauss has long been fascinated by crypto and the NFT space. He’s been curious as to how, as a creator, he can make the most of this new world. He’s been asking himself, “What is the place for an author there?”

Now he has his answer.

Interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

CoinDesk: How’d you get involved in this wacky world?

Neil Strauss: Back in 2016 I heard about Steemit. I thought, “That’s a cool model; you can get paid in crypto instead of likes.” And that really makes more sense. Because who cares about a heart emoji?

Right.

So I put something up and it made $7,500, or something crazy like that. And I’m like, this is really interesting. I then thought, “Let me do a test.” So I wrote a piece for Rolling Stone about Steemit, and then I wrote a piece on Steemit about writing the “Rolling Stone” piece. I wanted to see which performed better. And in terms of attention, interest and on a monetary level, the one on Steemit far outperformed the one on Rolling Stone.

Clever double-dip, sir. Well played.

Yeah, exactly. [Both laugh.] And this was before Substack. Then I realized, ok, this is the way, as a creator, for me to access this new asset class without a financial investment. It’s a time and creativity investment, which is how I’ve navigated the world so far.

The Interview - Part 2

When did you get into NFTs?

Last year was the year of DeFi. And at the end of last year, we all knew that this year would be the year of the NFT. And I got excited again. It was like Steemit all over again. So I thought, “Now this could be a place for me as a creative.”

How did Bored Apes enter the picture?

It’s so interesting, because so much of the NFT space started off on Clubhouse. If you went to NFT NYC, you’re almost not sure if this is a Clubhouse convention or an NFT convention. They’re inseparable. [In Clubhouse, I met] GMoney, who was one of the first people to really put down a lot on a CryptoPunk.

Do you know GMoney?

Yeah, he had a Twitter thread explaining how buying the CryptoPunk was like buying a Rolex, and how it’s a signal to the community.

Right. So [in Clubhouse], GMoney was promoting that NFTs are the new status game. In the same way you get a Rolex you get a CryptoPunk. And I’ve been working through, what is the place for an author in the NFT space? GMoney said, “You should meet Jenkins.” And he made an introduction.

What excited you about the idea?

I loved what they were doing. This is something that feels new. There are like 18 ideas layered into it, but for one, the idea that this IP of an ape is worth more than flipping it for the market value of the ape. The idea that this is an IP play. That I’m going to create this other NFT, and that’s going to allow people to let their apes participate in different ways in the book, and for their owners to take part of the creative process. How cool is this going to be, to create as a community?

The Interview - Part 3

Dumb question, but can you tell me what the book is? How much of it is fictional? How much are you filling in the blanks with your own imagination and creativity? How much of it is the Apes’ imaginary exploits? Or are you writing about the actual people who own the apes? There are so many ways this book can exist. What’s the format?

That’s a great question. I love these questions. It’s so fun because you can’t really have these conversations with your friends. Because they just don’t get it. You just end up explaining why someone would pay that much for an Ape.

Oh, forget that! We’re way past that, we’re good.

No, I love that. I appreciate having this conversation. And it’s a great question. So as for what this book is? The answer is, that’s up to the community. However, the conceit that we’re starting with is that Jenkins the Valet has worked at the Yacht Club, and collected the secrets of some of the most rich and powerful apes in the world.

And he’s decided to approach the famous celebrity memoirist, you know, Neil Strauss, who’s also a character in this world, to do his tell-all book.

I’m envious, man. As a writer, I’m envious of this raw material.

It’s so fun. We did a first Town Hall talking about it, and we slipped into character. I played the memoirist, he played Jenkins, and people jumped on the call as their Apes and just started riffing. I’m recording it all, and that will all be raw material for the book.

Then more recently, they sent out little character forms, and I’m going to do a call later where I help the Ape owners with their storytelling, and with the background for their Apes. And building the story and the world around their Apes.

What’s the format of this Town Hall?

It’s on Discord. The Town Hall is really just a meeting of the holders.

Can you give me a few nuggets? What are some of the backstories of the Apes that you know so far?

Well, I don’t know yet. I’m about to hop on a Town Hall and the conceit of the call is for me to help them with their characters, but I think they’re already so proud of their characters, and they’re really excited about it. This is why this community is so exciting. This thing didn’t really exist a year ago, but now, all of the sudden, someone is thinking, “My Ape’s identity might be as important as mine. Or more important than mine.”

Let me throw a curveball here.

Yeah.

Let’s imagine one of the Ape characters has a surprise arc in the third act, and it comes out of nowhere and become the hero of this book. If that happens, the value of their Ape – which has an actual market value – could jump higher, right? So a Mr. Darcy-type character (from “Pride and Prejudice”), who gets the girl in the end, would have a higher monetary value. Am I warm at all?

Not exactly. I’m definitely not a predictor of monetary value. But there’s this whole interesting process, right, where they invested a lot of money in this Ape, and then they [the BAYC] sold these Writer Room NFTs. The rares [upper-echelon NFT] were these yachts, where your Ape gets a bigger role.

The Interview - Part 4

 

What’s the format of this Town Hall?

It’s on Discord. The Town Hall is really just a meeting of the holders.

Can you give me a few nuggets? What are some of the backstories of the Apes that you know so far?

Well, I don’t know yet. I’m about to hop on a Town Hall and the conceit of the call is for me to help them with their characters, but I think they’re already so proud of their characters, and they’re really excited about it. This is why this community is so exciting. This thing didn’t really exist a year ago, but now, all of the sudden, someone is thinking, “My Ape’s identity might be as important as mine. Or more important than mine.”

 

Let me throw a curveball here.

Yeah.

Let’s imagine one of the Ape characters has a surprise arc in the third act, and it comes out of nowhere and become the hero of this book. If that happens, the value of their Ape – which has an actual market value – could jump higher, right? So a Mr. Darcy-type character (from “Pride and Prejudice”), who gets the girl in the end, would have a higher monetary value. Am I warm at all?

Not exactly. I’m definitely not a predictor of monetary value. But there’s this whole interesting process, right, where they invested a lot of money in this Ape, and then they [the BAYC] sold these Writer Room NFTs. The rares [upper-echelon NFT] were these yachts, where your Ape gets a bigger role.

So someone buys an Ape, then they buy the yacht as the greater investment of their Ape, hoping that as the Ape is established as a character in the universe, then takes on greater value. And it’s really funny, because as it takes on greater value financially, it also takes on greater value emotionally.

 

This is fascinating. So any writer, when writing a book – and you’ve written a ton of bestsellers – is already playing God, in a way. Do you feel this added pressure that you’re playing God not just in the usual sense of creative world-building, but also a God who can bestow some very real-world financial consequences? Your creative choices could make someone rich, or maybe if you make the Ape do something stupid, the market value goes down.

Yeah, I think it’s interesting. I think that’s the impact books have, period. Like you said, I’ve done books with artists or musicians. And maybe they were touring gymnasiums when we started it, and then the book came out, and now they’re in arenas. Because storytelling is so important to the human species, right? And there’s such a great story around the Apes. So I do agree that great storytelling affects the value of these things, although really, people are irrational and the market’s irrational, so we have no idea.

One thing I’m curious about – ok, I’m curious about so many things here – but can you walk through the mechanics of the book? Like, is there a traditional publisher involved? Who’s paying you? How does it work?

I think they haven’t fully determined yet the best model for doing this. To me, it’s a new form of creativity. And the creative model is disrupted. I’m not sure what’s going to happen on the publishing model.

This leads me to something else I wanted to tell you, that I’m super excited about. I have a book coming out that’s going to be the first book ever minted to the Ethereum blockchain. It will be the first fully decentralized book that lives on the blockchain, where you can prove you’re the owner of the book.

Which book of yours?

I’m doing a new one, because I only want it to live on the blockchain. I don’t want it to live in the real world. Like, I don’t want it to live in the physical world at all.

Interesting…

So it’s called “Survive All Apocalypses” and it’s basically what I learned while researching my book “Emergency,” because it really fits into this idea about how to survive everything that can possibly go wrong in the world. It’s sort of a guide to that. Whether it’s surviving financial disruption, or the acts of nature, or acts of human stupidity.

You’re actually going to be able to read it page by page on OpenSea. It’s never been done before. I’m so excited.

What are the benefits of going this route? What’s the reason to put the book on the Ethereum blockchain?

There’s a bigger idea behind it, but part of it is so that, a) people can own a collectible book, and prove that they’re the owner of the book. And b), is to start to create the home for authors in this space.

Step one is proof-of-concept. Step two is to remove the middle person. Step three is the core readers and the author are engaged together in the financial part of the process. And I’m probably saying too much, but that’s the idea.

Dumb question, but how does this scale? I’m guessing it’s not a 1-of-1 where only one person can read your book. I’m guessing you want your book to be widely read. Can anyone read it, but to own it you have to pay for it?

Right, I think that’s it. Anybody can read it, but to own it you have to pay for it. And as a collectible nature for the first book – as far as I know – to the Ethereum blockchain, there’s an element of that. I just want to make these things possible and to open up the doors, and let other people run through it. I’m really just the author and the cheerleader for smarter people than myself.

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