Barcelona soccer star Memphis Depay is one of the latest celebrities and athletes to purchase a Bored Ape Yacht Club, one of the most valuable and well-known non-fungible token collections.
What Happened: Depay showed off his new Ape purchase on Twitter.
- Yellow Background (13% of Apes)
- Rainbow Suspenders (1%)
- Holographic Eyes (2%)
- Death Bot Fur (2%)
- Phoneme L Mouth (2%)
The Ape’s transaction history shows it was last purchased nine days ago for 110 Ethereum ETH/USD before being transferred to a wallet called IvoryCertified on OpenSea.
The wallet also owns a Bored Ape Kennel Club NFT with the matching Death Bot Fur trait.
The purchase was facilitated by FTX, a cryptocurrency company that was recently valued at $32 billion.
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Why It’s Important: Depay is considered one of the top soccer players in the world. He has eight goals in 16 matches in the current season for his club team Barcelona.
Depay is also one of the top players on the Netherlands national team. At the Euro 2020, he had two goals in four games. In current World Cup qualifiers for the national team, Depay has 12 goals in 10 matches played.
The soccer player has over two million followers on Twitter Inc TWTR and over 13 million followers on Instagram, a unit of Meta Platforms FB. The Ape is now Depay’s profile picture on both social media platforms.
Athletes continue to purchase NFTs like Bored Apes and display them to fans. Players have also featured the NFTs on their footwear and clothes, something to closely watch in the soccer space moving forward.
Bored Apes have a floor price of 105 ETH at the time of writing.
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