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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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Indigo Herz, Our Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT

Indigo Herz ist ein rebellischer Optimist, der die Welt durch eine herzförmige Brille sieht. Er ist stolz darauf, die adidas Community im Club zu vertreten. Wir sehen uns dort!

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Welcome to the Writers Room

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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