The popular non-fungible token (NFT) collection on Ethereum, Bored Ape Yacht Club, now has its clone on the network created by Satoshi Nakamoto: Bitcoin Apes.
Although this is an unofficial collection (meaning the tokens are not issued by Yuga Labs), the images of the Bitcoin Apes are faithful high-resolution reproductions of the original Ethereum counterparts.
NFT specialist, who goes by the name of Leonidas, revealed that over 36 bitcoins (equivalent to $1,000,000) were spent in transaction fees to issue these tokens. Additionally, 1.46 GB of extra information was added to the Bitcoin blockchain.
The individuals responsible for issuing the Bitcoin Apes remain anonymous. Their names are not mentioned on the website, the official Twitter account, or the Discord channel. However, they are extremely active and regularly share information through these channels.
At the time of this publication, the prices at which Bitcoin Apes are being offered range from a few satoshis to 10 bitcoins.
There are already at least five marketplaces where these collectible tokens can be purchased: OrdinalsMarket, EmblemVault, Magic Eden on Bitcoin, OrdSwap, and OrdinalsWallet. For those interested, CriptoNoticias has put together a report outlining some of these markets.
The arrival of Bitcoin Apes demonstrates the growing interest in NFTs across various blockchain platforms. As the market continues to evolve, it will be intriguing to see how different networks adapt and respond to the rising demand for NFTs and related services. With the addition of 10,000 Bored Ape NFTs on the Bitcoin network, the potential for further growth and development in this space is undeniable.