I was recently interviewed by Artnet News Editor Julia Halperin on Yuga Lab’s Bored Ape Yacht Club project for an Art Angle podcast. We talked about how Yuga Labs got its start, the launch of BAYC, and how Yuga is currently transforming itself into a gaming company.
One thing I keep stressing is the importance of fungible tokens like Apecoin in these NFT projects. They allow investors and insiders to sell to the general public, while BAYC itself becomes just a publicity stunt.
It’s very difficult to find buyers outside of the crypto universe for a $250,000 NFT. You are much better off creating an ERC20 token and getting it listed on Coinbase — which is exactly what Yuga Labs did in conjunction with its backer a16z.
In any case, it was a delight speaking with Julia. She asked a lot of good questions.
You can listen to the podcast on iTunes and on Spotify. The podcast was based on a related story I wrote on BAYC for Artnet News last month.