Stephen Curry spent $180,000 for a Bored Ape NFT that was dressed in tweed, and he has joined the project’s Discord server.
NFT from the Bored Ape Yacht Club, which NBA star Stephen Curry purchased for 55 ETH ($180,000) earlier today, has proven to be another solid investment for the star.
Curry, who has won three NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors as a point guard, has also changed his Twitter profile photo to that of his ape: a blue, miserable-looking creature in a tweed suit. He has also submitted a selfie to the project’s Discord chat.
[email protected] just casually chillin in the bored ape discord 🔥🦧📈 pic.twitter.com/sREO3RIq2N— Storm🌪 (@CryptoStorm__) August 28, 2021
The 33-year-old basketball player’s ape is one of 10,000 simians who form the project. The NFTs double as membership to an invite-only club and a member’s-only graffiti board. Owners have the right to sell their apes for a profit.
The primate’s unusual features justify the premium price. One percent of apes wear tweed, three percent have zombie eyes, and five percent have blue fur, according to a recent study. Almost a quarter of people have the same lifeless expression on their face.
Following Curry’s purchase of the ape NFT, various individuals have generously donated a total of 58 additional NFTs, including a pair of scissors, a rock, and a hand-drawn edition of his Bored Ape NFT.
According to CryptoSlam.io, the project has produced $28.3 million in sales today alone, marking an all-time high for the initiative.
Since its inception four months ago, the Ethereum-based project has amassed sales of $320 million, ranking it as the sixth most popular non-fungible token (NFT) initiative. Some of the apes will be auctioned off on September 2 at Sotheby’s in New York City.
CryptoPunks, another 10,000-strong collection of NFT avatars, has produced little more than $1 billion in sales, making it the most successful game in its category to that point.
Later today, the Bored Ape Yacht Club will take a snapshot of the chain before airdropping “mutant serums,” which are a tool that allows users to breed their apes with one another.
Breeding features borrowed from other projects allow users to combine NFTs to create entirely new types. At the Bored Ape Yacht Club, only one ape is required for breeding purposes. Further information on the project has not been released by the team behind it.