Only recently many came across the picture of Elon Musk and MoonPay co-founders. Right after the picture went viral, MoonPay bought Bored Ape #4976. And after that, the company bought, Bored Ape #1837.
Though there is no fixed news about the buys, many are speculating a connection between the cowboy hat of #4976, and Musk’s new tesla factory and his new home in the same state.
The Bored Ape #4976 was bought for $24500 or 95 ETH and the Bored Ape #1837 was bought for $1.5 million or 596 ETH. #1837 is also coveted as one of the rare Bored Ape NFTs out there. It has solid gold fur, a short Mohawk, a wool turtleneck, orange background, and crazy eyes. It is also on the list of 250 most rare Bored Ape NFT.
It is no news that Elon Musk has shown his liking towards the meme token market but has also openly mentioned the scamming that goes around NFTs on Twitter.
However, many recent activities on Twitter meet up moonpay co-founder and the previous owner of rare bored ape NFT mentioning the sale of it has sparked some speculations. If Musk has bought these NFTs, then from now on he is also a member of the bored ape yacht club.
What is bored ape yacht club?
Launched in April 2021, bored ape is one of the most popular NFTs that has been the talk of the town. It is part of the Ethereum blockchain. It was launched by Yuga Labs in a collection of 10,000 tokens. It is a collection of nonfungi-ble tokens that resembles a picture of a bored ape in different expressions, color schemes, and details.
The ones owning the bored ape NFT are called to be part of the bored ape yacht club. The members are part of a discord server that allows them to chat with each other as part of the membership. Many big celebrities are the owner of bored ape NFT.
What is MoonPay?
Moon pay was founded in 2019 and is an on-ramp fin-tech Company that helps build platforms for cryptocurrency exchange. They build up platforms that allow the users to use their fiat currencies and buy cryptocurrency.
It is currently recognized in several countries and by various exchanges and wallets for transactions in crypto. MoonPay has recently become a renowned name in the field of NFT as well.
Many celebrities and A-Listers are using MoonPay to buy NFTs. One of the very popular NFTs that has been bought by some popular names is; bored ape NFT. From Justin Bieber or pairs Hilton and post-Malone, many have used MoonPay to grab bored ape NFTs.