Why the CryptoPunks 2022 license is better for owners than the Bored Ape license, on paper, setting a new standard for decentralized collaboration

As reported yesterday, Yuga Labs published the new 2022 license for owners of CryptoPunks, the now legendary NFT collection whose intellectual property Yuga Labs acquired from Larva Labs earlier this year. We reviewed the terms of the CryptoPunks 2022 license in a prior post, click here. Given the CryptoPunks position as perhaps the most prestigious…

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Snoop Dogg to open LA restaurant named for his Bored Ape, Dr. Bombay’s Sweet Exploration

Snoop Dogg is teaming up with  Food Fighters Universe, a startup co-founded by Andy Nguyen, Kevin Seo and Phillip Huynh, to open a new dessert restaurant called Dr. Bombay’s Sweet Exploration. Sounds sweet! [More from Decrypt] Dr. Bombay is the name of his Bored Ape #6723. There’s already a burger restaurant Bored and Hungry, started…

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Can Seth Green still use his Bored Ape character in his upcoming series White Horse Tavern even after someone stole his Bored Ape NFT? Probably.

As I grade law school exams, I came across a complicated scenario IRL that would make for an excellent law school exam. The actor Seth Green revealed a trailer for his upcoming series White Horse Tavern, which uses one of the Bored Ape characters (#8398) from the NFTs he owns. According to Buzzfeed (see below),…

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After buying Twitter, Elon Musk changes profile pic to Bored Apes — did Musk buy Twitter for NFT Twitter?

Elon Musk just changed his profile pic to Bored Apes–a whole montage of them. This comes after he bought Twitter. Did Musk see the potential in not only Bored Apes, but the community known as NFT Twitter (of which we are a part!). Musk hasn’t shown much interest in NFTs, other than a Feb. 26…

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Bored Ape Yacht Club Instagram account hacked, sending scam link to mint fake Otherside NFTs, resulting in loss of $3M worth of Bored Apes

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MoonBirds owners get “full commercial art rights for the Moonbird they own,” apparently similar to Bored Ape License

Last fall, we reported the then-unusual approach of the Bored Ape Yacht Club IP license. It gave all owners unlimited commercialization rights to their Bored Apes, including the ability to make derivative works. We explained how the Bored Ape IP License was a decentralized collaboration license or De-Collab license because it enabled owners to engage…

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Yuga Labs launches matrix-like new website after $450M funding

To kick off its $450M in seed funding, Yuga Labs launched a matrix-like website that ripples when you move the cursor over it. Check it out.

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Yuga Labs, creator of Bored Apes, announces $450 million seed round investors, including Adidas, Samsung, Google, A16z, FTX, Sandbox, Time, Colin Kaepernick, Dez Bryant, Shaq, & Snoop Dog

Yuga Labs announced the seed investors who invested $450 million in the less-than-year-old company, valued at $4 billion. Nicole Muniz, CEO of Yuga Labs, said: “Already, a new economy is possible with the IP of Apes, Punks, and Meebits, owned by the community. The possibilities for blockchain’s impact on culture are endless, and so we…

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Backlash against Bored Apes’ success

Yuga Labs and its Bored Ape Yacht Club have been on a tremendous roll with the acquisition of the legendary CryptoPunks from Larva Labs, air dropping of millions of dollars’ worth of its new ApeCoin to Bored Ape owners, making some even multi-millionaires, and broadcasting a teaser video for the Otherside, which is launching in…

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Yuga Labs drops another bombshell late Friday night: video of “Otherside” featuring not just Bored Apes, but CryptoPunks, Meebits, World of Women, Cool Cats, Nouns, Toadz, and music from The Doors

Just when you thought it was safe to go to sleep, the NFT world reminds you it never sleeps. Or we should say Yuga Labs, creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, never sleeps. Late on Friday night, Yuga dropped a teaser video featuring characters not only from Bored Apes and Mutant Apes, but also…

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