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NFT News: Bored Ape Yacht Club Introduces ApeCoin

Jeff Pratt breaks down the highly anticipated introduction of ApeCoin ($APE).

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Bored Ape Yacht Club Introduces ApeCoin

The latest addition to Bored Ape Yacht Club’s metaverse dominance has arrived. On Wednesday, BAYC’s creator Yuga Labs announced the launch of ApeCoin ($APE).

As described by the company’s official Twitter account, ApeCoin will be a “token for culture, gaming and commerce used to empower a decentralized community building at the forefront of web3.”

$APE will be owned and operated by the community, also known as the ApeCoin DAO. The only requirement to join this DAO is holding ApeCoin.

Yuga Labs hopes to utilize $APE to kickstart a variety of blockchain games and services for metaverse enthusiasts, declaring it the official currency of the BAYC ecosystem.

The company stated that 15% of ApeCoin’s total supply will be available to claim starting Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET., and the goal is for $APE to be added to major crypto exchange platforms soon.

This news comes just days after Yuga Labs purchased the rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits, securing its NFT monopoly and stranglehold on the industry.

BAYC has amassed a total of 431,000 ETH in traded volume (approximately $1,198,507,560) since its launch, and the sky is truly the limit for Yuga Labs with the introduction of ApeCoin.

UPDATE: Bored Ape Yacht Club Partners with Superplastic

Superplastic, one of the world’s top creators in animated celebrities, vinyl toys and other digital collectibles announced its partnership with BAYC on April 12. The two companies will work together to launch five 13-inch SUPERBOARD art toys on April 14. These collectibles will be available for $222 each.

Check out the official Superplastic website for a detailed drop description.

UPDATE: Yuga Labs Announces Otherside Launch Date

The latest expansion project from Bored Ape Yacht Club is coming soon.

The company announced that the highly-anticipated metaverse will open on April 30 via its new Twitter account dedicated to the Otherside. See the official announcement below:

This is just the latest addition to Yuga Labs’ metaverse dominance. BAYC currently sits as the most popular NFT collection, surpassing 510K ETH (approximately $1,441,105,000) in traded volume on OpenSea.

Stay tuned for updates as more details about the Otherside are revealed and the project launches. Check out the official Otherside Discord for more information.

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