Founding members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club revealed

It is highly likely that you have heard about the “Bored Ape” NFTs that are selling for millions of dollars. And being bought by famous people like movie stars, pop icons, and many more. On social media these days, NFTs are all the rage; they are cartoonised images of apes that come in 10,000 different designs. Bored Ape NFT is a part of this Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and purchasing one will give you access to this annual boat party. BAYC’s creators’ identities have been revealed after the hype that surrounded the club.

Yuga Labs, a company whose name is Bored Ape Yacht Club, started the organization in April 2021. Until now, the identity of the company’s founders has been kept a secret. BAYC was founded by Greg Solano and Wylie Aronow, who reside in Florida, USA, and are in their 30s. As reported by BuzzFeed News, Solano and Aronow are childhood friends. The identity of whom was revealed from Yuga Labs business records. Nicole Muniz, CEO of Yuga Labs, confirmed that Solano and Aronow are indeed the founders of the BAYC later.

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection

A collection of 10,000 algorithmically generated illustrations of apes dressed up in fancy outfits is included in the Bored Ape NFT collection. Furthermore, both Solano and Aronow appeared to be active on social media under their pseudonyms. Aronow, 32, was using the name Gorgon Goner on social media while Solano was known as Gargamel in the NFT space. They both launched the Bored Ape Yacht Club as a way to enter into the crypto market and they both initiated NFTs. Aronow and Solano later revealed themselves on Twitter, against the Bored Ape avatars they had chosen.

It should be noted, however, that these two are just co-founders of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and did not manufacture the “Bored Ape” NFTs themselves. Seneca is a 27-year-old graphic artist responsible for the design of the NFTs. Seneca is a lead artist for your ‘Bored Ape’ NFTs. A second co-founder of the BAYC remains anonymous, but his name can be found in the club’s logo. The two are known on social media as No Sass and Emperor Tomato Ketchup.

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