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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World of Women NFTs go on bull run, 373% increase in sales, buyers get full IP rights

Back in October 2021, we reported how Reese Witherspoon purchased an NFT from the World of Women collection created by Yam Karkai. Since then, the average sales price has hovered around 2 ETH. But starting in 2022, the World of Women NFTs have been on a tear. This week, the average price hit above 9…

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Bored Apes, Mutant Apes continue bull run into 2022, as Eminem, Meek Mill, others ape in

2022 started out with a bang. And it was all apes. Yuga Labs, the creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, plus Mutant Ape Yacht Club and Bored Ape Kennel Club, has hit a rare NFT trifecta. Amazingly, the 3 hottest NFT collections in terms of sales volume in the past 24 hours were all…

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CryptoPunks v. Bored Apes: who cares if Bored Apes flip CryptoPunks?

Flippening: There’s been a lot of chatter on social media about the possibility that Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) will flip the CryptoPunks–meaning having a higher floor (sales price for the lowest priced recent sale) than the CryptoPunks. Indeed, that would be a shocking turn of events, given that the CryptoPunks are the most valuable…

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RTFKT CLONE X + Murakami NFTs sell for $100,000 – $600,000, but license limits use to noncommercial uses

After the big reveal of the RTFKT CLONE X + Murakami NFTs, they started hitting the secondary market. The top sales went for impressive prices between $100,000 to $600,000, as compiled by NFT-Stats. The higher priced NFTs apparently contained avatars with so-called “Murakami traits” added by the famed artist Murakami. But, unfortunately, those Murakami-trait NFTs…

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How AriZona Iced Tea went too far in using the Bored Ape Yacht Club brand after buying Bored Ape NFT

We’ve been analyzing the blanket commercial licenses–a form of decentralized collaboration–that Yuga Labs has granted with every purchase of a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. It’s the “secret sauce” behind Yuga Labs’ meteoric success. A buyer of a Bored Ape NFT gets the right to commercially use the Bored Ape, plus make derivative works from…

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The Secret Sauce of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Success: Decentralized Collaboration via Blockchain and NFTs

Why is Bored Ape Yacht Club the hottest NFT collection around? In this video, I explain the secret sauce to the Bored Ape collection’s success: its use a decentralized collaboration or De-Collab. I explain my theory in a research paper, “The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration via Blockchain and NFTs.” Download it on SSRN.…

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David Van Boom on the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT craze

Nice article today from Daniel Van Boom of Cnet on the Bored Ape Yacht Club Craze. Van Boom writes: “Let’s start at the beginning. Bored Ape Yacht Club was launched in late April by a team of four pseudonymous developers, Gargamel, Gordon Goner, Emperor Tomato Ketchup and No Sass. It took 12 hours for all…

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The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration Via Blockchain and NFTs

I posted my research paper on “The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration Via Blockchain and NFTs.” You can download it on SSRN: I would love to hear your reaction and feedback. If you know of other Bored Apes being used by their NFT owners in interesting ways, please email me. Here is the abstract:…

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