A bored Ape Yacht Club NFT has sold for $26.2 million in a record sale that marks the opening of the landmark BAYC southeb’s auction. Bored Ape #7090 is one of the unique apes offered because of its solid gold fur, and lasers coming from its eyes, property and ranking the topmost sale yet for the collection. Earlier, the most expensive sale was for Bored Ape #8135, which sold for 500 ETH just a few days ago. The sale just had two lots on offer. One of them was a bundle of 101 Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs. Bored Ape Yacht Club is a profile-pic project. The Bored Ape Yacht Club with related collections Mutant Ape Yacht Club ( MAYC) extremely gave rise to the acceptance and fascination of the NFT space through its great artwork and subscription to the individual BAYC society.
The growing popularity of the collection has also greatly contributed to the volume record in the market leader NFT OpenSea. In total, the three collections raised more than 170,000 ETH ($644 million) of volume for the month of August. Along with CryptoPunks, BAYC has established itself as the premier NFT “blue chip” collection, attracting NBA players Stef Stefari and Kevin Durant alongside popular social media personality and KSI artist to become the owners of the collection.