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According to CryptoSlam, the collection of 10,000 items currently has aggregate sales of approximately $ 1.03 billion.
BAYC hit a milestone in the first few days of the new year, with nearly $ 55 million in sales since January 1.
The demand for digital monkeys was particularly high among celebrities, many of whom were rappers, in the final weeks of 2021. Martin Garrix, Post Malone, Diplo and DJ Khaled are just a few of a growing number of artists who have “imitated”. as the crypto says.
Rapper Eminem joined the hype on January 3, spending about $ 462,000 on a gold shirt copy.
The participation of well-known celebrities has reinforced the belief in the idea that primates have become a status symbol rivaling luxury cars and watches. There are also in-depth articles from popular culture magazine Rolling Stone.
MoonPay, a $ 3.4 billion cryptocurrency payments app, has also helped rekindle the enthusiasm for NFT by offering services to big celebrities, including many of those mentioned in this article, through a new concierge service.
However, the rise in popularity of BAYC has not been without controversy. Some crypto market participants ridicule the community for not practicing smart security practices, which has led to the theft of some monkeys. On Monday, BAYC was forced to respond to racist allegations on Twitter.
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