All over social media, celebrities and athletes have taken to changing their profile pictures to cartoon apes….but why? These cartoon monkeys are a collection of NFTs known as the Bored Ape Yacht Club. With so much hype from major names like Gary Vee, many of us are left wondering how to buy Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs. In this guide we will breakdown everything you need to know to get your hands on this exclusive NFT collection.
Opensea.io is the marketplace where Bored Ape Yacht Club (aka BAYC) NFTs are listed for sale.
One you are on the site, navigate to the BAYC collection.
Choose Your Ape
There are 10,000 Bored Apes in existence. With this many options, you are bound to find one you like. Common factors that determine fair market price for a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT include:
- Rarity (You can use tools like Rarity.tools to find this)
- Traits (Gold and blue beams are super in-demand)
- Personal preference (somethings an ape just speaks to you)
Buying the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT
When you find the ape you love, its time to buy.
Before you can place the offer, you must sign in with MetaMask, a browser extension that lets you spend you crypto online. You must use a MetaMask wallet that contains enough crypto to purchase the NFT and enough gas to pay the transaction fee.
Buy the Ape
To purchase the NFT, select the buy now option. You will need to approve the transaction on MetaMask.