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Yes, Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs are art, and here’s why they’re meaningful to me

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I don’t think there’s any craze or bubble, just like cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are challenging the status quo in the financial world, NFTs are challenging the status quo in the art world.

When companies like JPMorgan started getting into Bitcoin, traditional investors began to accept it more. NFTs have been around for a long time but once Christie’s held an auction for Cryptopunks, the art world started taking them a lot more seriously. The big question was – is Cryptopunks the one NFT that would reach the traditional art world, or would others break through. Now we know the answer to that question.

Seeing Bored Ape Yacht Club in a Christie’s auction is a bit surreal, I’ll be honest. I’ve gone through an incredible journey with these wonderful apes, and taking a lot of shit for it, from everyone. It reminds me a lot of when I first got into domain investing. I remember telling my friends and family what I was doing and they all said the same thing, “What?!?! Who would pay a lot of money for a simple domain name?” It just didn’t make sense to anyone.

When I bought my first ape, the fine gentleman I call “Captain Morgan” who now proudly sits at the top of my blog, people thought it was crazy to spend any money on a JPG. At that time maybe it was a little crazy, but now I can tell you, this is art, and Bored Ape Yacht Club is what inspired me to get more interested in and begin collecting art. Now I have four apes, and I love them, love displaying them, building personas around them, heck – one of them, Frankie Four Trait has his own Twitter account. Just look at these beautiful apes – this is art.

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