Published on Nov 20, 2021

What is Mutant Ape Yacht Club?

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What is Mutant Ape Yacht Club?

The Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFTs were released by the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) after great anticipation. To say that the plunge shattered crypto twitter is an understatement!

BAYC community members swarmed Twitter with their newly minted mutant apes shortly as ape mutation became live on the network.

Let's see what exactly the Mutant Ape Yacht Club is?

The Mutant Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 20,000 Mutant Apes that were created by exposing a Bored Ape to a vial of Mutant Serum. MAYC is a project by Yuga labs.

The MAYC is a strategy for rewarding Bored Ape holders with an entirely new NFT, a "freak" variety of their primates while allowing novices to participate in the BAYC biological system at a reduced degree of engagement. Freaks are the final stage of participation, and they mark the end of BAYC's Roadmap 1.0. moving forward, BAYC's centre would bring usefulness and "part's merely benefits," primarily to Bored Apes, and then Mutants.

The approach to the insane drop was shrouded in secrecy - while the community was aware that something major was on the way, no one knew what it was. BAYC tweeted early Friday morning. It also mentioned the best time for a preview and Mutant Serums airdrop. BAYC didn't reveal anything about MAYC or Mutant Serums, leaving the community perplexed yet energized.

What is Mutant Serum?

Every Bored Ape holder was airdropped 10,000 Mutant Serums arbitrarily. Holders might then produce freaks by exposing their Bored Apes to the Serum for the cost of the gas.

The Mutant Serum vials were available in three sizes: M1, M2, or Mega Mutant (M3). If a Bored Ape is treated with an M1 or M2 Serum, the resulting Mutant Ape resembles the first gorilla.

The M3 Serum creates something altogether different, with maybe more rare and hence more significant attributes. The airdrop was a fantastic deal for Bored Ape holders because it let them maintain their unique NFT while printing a new piece.

Furthermore, a primate can only consume a particular type of Serum. The Serum will be burnt at the moment of use. This means that swallowing M1, M2, or M3 vials in a primate can result in three unique oddities. Furthermore, the Bored Ape shall remain unharmed in any way. In the meanwhile, BAYC holders were only authorized to use their Serum when the public sale was completed. As of today, there are no restrictions on using serums.

Surprisingly, not long after the airdrop, the Serums were swapped for a fee. To highlight, the Serum was provided free of charge to each BAYC holder!

What is Mutant arcade?

If you thought Mutant Apes and Mutant Serums were a lot to take in, wait till you see what's next! BAYC also released the Mutant Ape Arcade game, which is only available for three days.

Curtis, the founder of BAYC, is the protagonist of the game, which is set in a BAYC-inspired environment. The goal of the game is to beat The Mutant Ape and escape MAYC. If you are the winner, you will be prompted to provide your wallet address. Three days later, BAYC will airdrop a POAP to commemorate your win against the Mutant.

Community response towards MAYC

Everyone knew the mutants were on their way. The NFT abominations had been programmed into the BAYC's roadmap from the start.

The mystery surrounding the drop was for a purpose. It was well organised, with many moving pieces, and Twitter seeking clues in the whirlwind of communication.

You might be able to maintain a secret, but once the monkey is out of the bag, you only have about ten seconds to enjoy the ride. The whole MAYC NFT collection was auctioned for $96 million in less than an hour. As paying members of the insane place, we know that in the realm of NFTs, the secondary market and the OpenSea are where the abstract price of these collections truly pummels our heads. MAYC elevated the secondary market and sent it into space.

The fact that BAYC whispered the drop says a lot about not only the community but also how involved they are. Twitter, which is no stranger to enthusiasm, has never seen anything like it. "The power of the Bored Ape Yacht Club is in its members and how endlessly creative, helpful, aligned, and fucking funny our community is," says BAYC. "It's what has allowed us to go from genesis to one of the world's largest auction houses in just four months."


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