When it comes to NFT projects that seem to be reaching a critical mass, Bored Ape Yacht Club is likely one of the first things that comes to mind. Over the last few weeks thousands of people across Twitter (me being one of them 🙋♂️) have changed their profile picture and started following fellow apes.
Now I find that when I look at Twitter, I'm seeing more content about BAYC than just about anything else, the family is growing, and it's been an exciting project to be a part of.
So it comes as no surprise that collaborations are coming and today one of the top contenders for Metaverse dominance, The Sandbox, hinted at a new collab with Bored Ape Yacht club, seems to be confirmed from both sides.
News of the collab has been spreading across Twitter as members of both communities try to figure out what this might mean. I have my own guess which I thought I may as well posit here because, why not 🤷♂️
I think that BAYC purchased a big chunk of land in The Sandbox and they're going to be gifting pieces of it to members of the club. If you don't know much about The Sandbox - it's a virtual world where you can buy land and soon will be able to interact with as an avatar in a very Minecrafty way.
Currently there are over 82,000 NFTs from The Sandbox on OpenSea and if you've been following the pricing, you know it's been steadily going up. Along with land you can buy lots of virtual goodies in The Sandbox so there's also a chance that the collab with BAYC is also to get digital version of your own ape in The Sandbox which would also be pretty interesting.
As you can see, they already have a Disco Gorilla so making a Bored Ape is certainly well within the realm of possibility. For now we'll all have to wait and see, but I can tell you, as a member of the ape family who just bought his third ape, I'm pretty excited to see what happens!