Hundreds of Bored Ape owners have signed up to a new NFT marketplace where it is possible to rent out ownership of their Bored Ape. All 10,000 Bored Apes are currently listed on the website, so brands can indicate their interest.
Bored Jobs marketplace
The new marketplace goes by the name of Bored Jobs and allows you to earn an income from Bored Apes. The pity is that the bored apes are unaffordable for most people, given the bottom rate for a Bored Ape is currently at 90.48 ether. So all 10,000 Bored Apes are on the marketplace, but of course can only be used with the owner’s permission.
“The Bored Ape Yacht Club gives owners a fantastic opportunity to use the intellectual property rights of their NFT. Unfortunately, Yuga Labs did not include instructions for doing so. Bored Jobs is now creating the manual for that,” said the announcement Of the new NFT marketplace. Within 24 hours, the platform already has over 200 signups from Bored Ape owners.
What makes the Bored Ape Yacht Club special?
What makes the Bored Ape Yacht Club special is that it also gives buyers the commercial rights to the images. For example, Hollywood actor Seth Green (Robot Chicken) is using his monkey as the lead in a new television show.
In April, restaurateur Andy Nguyen started a Bored Ape Yacht Club restaurant under the name Bored & Hunger in California.
There is even a metaverse band by the name of KINGSHIP that started late last year and use their Bored Ape NFTs as the band members. When asked how the Bored Apes can be used by brands, founder McLain answers simply.
“It can be as simple as a small business wanting to make a Bored Ape the face of their coffee brand or as a large-scale marketing campaign of a large corporation,” McLain said.
Other projects in the pipeline as well
McLain says he is also already working on other major NFT projects for the marketplace now that the concept is off the ground. “Now that the foundation is in place we expect to add Mutant Apes in two weeks, Gutter Cats in four weeks and Crypto Punks in six weeks, et cetera. In fact, we have previously created videos for the communities of these NFT collections.
McLain’s company Mouse Belt focuses on creating crypto-media content. In August, it launched the “Coins Podcast. A documentary series that features such figures as Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX and Charles Hoskinson of Cardano, among others.
So now the company is going full steam ahead into the NFT market and seems to have grabbed an interesting new part of it with the licenses. It remains to be seen to what extent brands will catch on in the coming weeks and months and stick the bored monkeys on their t-shirts or use them as logos.
Of course it is also possible to use the bored monkeys for a commercial or something similar. Basically, the possibilities are endless and somehow the pictures of the monkeys are thought-provoking.