Yuga Adds Royalties to Meebits, What’s Next?
Remember Meebits? The Larva Labs money machine that raised a then scarcely believable $80m for a collection of voxel PFPs with no discernible utility, no roadmap, just the cachet of being from the same creators as the legendary punks. Meebits were the spur for Bored Ape owners to do everything in their power to raise…
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Everything Wrong With The Degen Trilogy
The Degen Trilogy is a 3-part interactive film series featuring the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Apecoin communities. In today’s Hot Stuff, director Robin Schmidt dissects everything wrong with the first part
Was Ryder Ripps threatened by Guy Oseary? Exclusive interview￼
Two weeks ago we released a film about the suit filed against the artist Ryder Ripps and others by Yuga Labs. The alleged neo-nazi themes underpinning the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection have fired a sub-section of the NFT community to band together in the name of ethics, morality and free speech. All of which…
Ryder Ripps Is in Deep Trouble. Here’s Why (#BAYC)
Ryder Ripps. It’s a name you’re probably sick of hearing now. And you’d probably rather he went away but the truth is double R has been at this art game longer than you’d imagine and NFTs are simply the latest internet curiosity he’s turned his very specific artistic gaze towards. And you might flinch hearing…
NFT.NYC is over but what have we learned?
NFT NYC is over. In this video we review the highlights of the week.
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APEFEST, AMY SCHUMER AND THE LATEST MEGA MUTANT IS REVEALED
We are at Apefest. How are people reacting to the Bored Ape Nazi Club video? What did Amy Schumer do to piss off the BAYC? Coming up in this week’s Hot Stuff.
BAYC Nazi Story Threatens to Overshadow NFT.NYC on the Ground Report
Day 2 at NFT NYC. We’re diving into the main venue to chat with people about the market, the latest allegations on BAYC, and inclusivity in the NFT space.
Seth Green Could Air TV Show Without Stolen Ape, Lawyer Says
A hacker stole Seth Green’s Bored Ape just weeks before the NFT was set to star in a TV show the Family Guy actor had written about the JPEG. But the show could air even if Green can’t get it back, Jordan Teague, co-founder of web3 law firm The Antifirm, told The Defiant. Green said…
Otherside Hangover – What the Hell Happened?! BAYC-Hem
So, the Yuga Labs Otherside sale took place this weekend and if you hadn’t noticed, it basically clogged up Ethereum so badly that the entire network had to stop and wait for the insanity to end before it could resume doing all the other important business it had to do. What happened, who got mad,…
Bayc, Ape, the Otherside and Kodas – Everything You Need to Know
Let’s talk Silos, powerful containers of value but limited by their size. The vast majority of crypto communities are silos. Powerful yes, but limited by their ability to reach the level of universality that defines mega success. But there are clear examples of projects that have transcended their boundaries becoming a layer above the silos.…
J1mmy, Kingship and SupDucks' FrankyNines
This week we're joined by Jim McNelis whose collection of BAYC has just been signed to Universal in a landmark record deal through 10:22pm UMG's next-gen Web3 label. J1mmy is an avid NFT collector and the CEO and cofounder of NFT 42. His company is best known for creating AvaStars, a digital collectibles project that…
What Is the Metaverse? Metaverse 101
This is the Defiant’s foundational guide to the Metaverse. It would take way way too long to go into all the different expressions of the Metaverse but this is our view of how the core of this exciting new space is not about immersive universes with hypercolour graphics but something far simpler and more profound.
I Gave Away Bored Apes Worth Over $200,000 For Free. Here's Why.
Last week, we conducted our BAYC evaluation 3 months after our crew was gifted them by Robin. But, here's the thing, in this ever expanding space of crypto capital and hoddling there is a growing consensus that a "gifting culture" is fundamental to this moral tightrope of the Nakamoto consensus. So we dived into this…
Keeping It Real – Talking PFP’s with Crypto Muggles
In the ever booming world of NFT’s, we wanted to take a bit of a retrospective look at the last 2 months because at the start of this period, Robin did something a little spicy. 8 weeks ago, Robin gifted a BAYC to all 3 of his production team to see how they would react,…
The Rise and Rise of the Bored Ape Yacht Club
So, Friday, April 30, 2021 Hey dude, any thoughts on Bored Apes, the art looks cool. This was late April. My mind was very much not on NFTs, the overall market was just weeks away from what would turn out to be the top. I ignored it. And how I regret that now. Because BAYC…
Meet the Meebits: CryptoPunks of the Metaverse
I bet you’re wondering… what the hell is a Meebit? Well, I will tell you. It’s a collection of 20,000 3D characters, each unique but assembled from a randomly generated collection of attributes of varying degrees of scarcity and hence desirability. Sounds like CryptoPunks? Well that’s the idea. That model has been the undeniable party…