- Neymar players buy NFT from Mutant Ape Yacht Club for 55 ETH (ether cryptocurrency), which is equivalent to around R $ 790,000
- These crypto-arts go beyond the basics of writing products: their keys are very effective
- Users with ‘Ape’, for example, can access special parties and events sponsored by the company that created the image
Neymar will buy NFT from the Mutant Ape Yacht Club on Tuesday (19) for 55 ETH (ether cryptocurrency), which is equivalent to R $ 790,000. The non-fungible token, the name given to a unique and non-digital device created by blockchain technology, is the image of the ‘mutant red’.
PSG players already have two other ‘digital red’ NFTs that are from the Bored Ape Yatcht Club (BAYC) collection, provided by Mutant Ape. Both photos were received by the player earlier this year and cost around R $ 6 million. These crypto-arts go beyond the basics of writing products: their keys are very effective.
Users with ‘Ape’, for example, can access special parties and events sponsored by the company that created the image – Yuga Labs. It’s like Merchants are part of the VIP community, whose members include images like Serena Williams, Madonna, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, as well as Neymar himself.
“This NFT has a unique purpose for doing so. With it you will be part of a community that gives you access to cool things made by the company that created Bored Apes. The idea is to join “, says Carlos Eduardo Gomes, director of research at crypto asset manager Hashdex. “Imagine how cool it is for you to walk into a party and Neymar is there.”
The cost of red is very high. At Mutant Ape, the collection consists of 20,000 items and the cheapest NFT priced at 0.004 ETH (R $ 57). Bored Ape has 10,000 items and the cheapest assets can be purchased for 120 ETH (R $ 1.7 million). The data is from OpenSea, a non-fungible tokens trading platform.
Andrey Nousi, CFA and founder of Nousi Finance, explains that providing value to community members is also a way to attract demand for these crypto assets. For example, old customers of ‘Bored Apes’ win tokens from the new ‘Mutant Apes’ collection.
Nousi said: “This’s good for early holders,” “And they do not stop there: a cryptocurrency called ApeCoin was created, which could be the cryptocurrency used in their metaverse. The best portion of the coin was given to Bored Ape and Mutant Ape NFT investors. “
This is also the view of Tasso Lago,’s chief financial officer and founder of the Financial Move. “It is a closed community, which will have special meetings. It’s a community high ticket, so it’s worth it. They even have a cryptocurrency and are developing their own metaverse, ”he said.
ApeCoin (APE) launched on March 16 this year and is up 1,513%, according to Coinbase data. APE goes from R $ 5 to R $ 75.
The most sought after digital art collections
The wide variety of NFT collections and the Bored Ape Yatch Club is the most important. That is, the minimum fee to be paid to be part of the ‘club’ is the maximum.
However, in terms of the packaging industry, BAYC falls out to the ‘CryptoPunks’ collection, made from pixelated crypto art, one of the oldest non-fungible token sets released.
According to data from the CryptoSlam platform aggregated by Hashdex, the total market volume of CryptoPunks is $ 2.1 billion. In collection, the low-cost NFT costs 62.5 ETH (R $ 880,000). The Bored Apes, on the other hand, had a lower market volume of US $ 1.8 billion.
“CryptoPunks is the first complete NFT in the world. One of these in your profile picture shows that you are a guy committed to the concept of crypto, which may be seen. This is more than anyone else. These relationships are affected, “said Gomes, quoted by Hashdex.
Pixelated images can be used as avatars on social networks like Twitter. The platform has a system that allows you to check the authenticity of the NFT and display it on your page. Whoever turned CryptoPunk into a profile picture, has the image format changed from a normal ‘circle’ to a hexagon.
Games and virtual terrains
In the gaming industry, the most popular NFT collection by the industry is Axie, with a market volume of over $ 4 billion. In the world, there are more than 200,000 items, including avatars and lands in the Axie Infinity game.
“To start playing Axie, you have to assemble your team of animals that will play for you. This is the mechanics of the game”, says Gomes, by Hashdex. “To fight these animals, you have to buy them. And when you buy it, start fighting and switch into the game, your enemies are stronger (and more expensive). And if you want, you can sell virtual assets to others. “
That means you can earn money playing Axie Infinity. “Users play games and, as they evolve and collect tokens, they earn money in the form of cryptocurrencies. Axie has popularized this type of game and generated revenue for countries such as the Philippines, which suffered a lot during the outbreak, ”Nousi said.
When it comes to NFTs on virtual land in blockchain-based metaverses, Decentraland is ahead, with a market volume of $ 1 billion. In this virtual world, users can buy and sell MANA cryptocurrency products. The collection contains more than 90 thousand items and the cheapest token price 2.7 ETH (BRL 38 thousand) on the trading platforms.
“NFTs are unique tools that guarantee digital ownership. If you want to build a store in Decentraland, you need network benefits to be able to interact with it”, says Precyla Eller de Menezes , director of social affairs at Hashdex.
Nousi, CFA and founder of Nousi Financial, explains that in this transition there is a minimum of ‘soils’ in the map. In an equal world, people or companies can produce and produce real estate. “In the case of Decentraland, there is an inside casino where users can go and gamble. There is good use of this land, so it is beneficial to it”, he said.
The second collection of virtual land NFTs is The Sandbox, with a market volume of $ 662 million. The cheapest product, out of 109 thousand available, costs 1.8 ETH (R $ 24.9 thousand). “Snoop Dogg has a place in the virtual world,” says Lago of the Financial Move.
Non-fungible tokens are a risky investment. It is a new business, still immature, so do not trade. “They are without much water. There is no market that will determine the value of NFT, as with bitcoin, for example. The price will only be an opinion of the buyer, the same as it happens with the art of competition “, says Nousi.
According to Hashdex’s Menezes, the only way to secure the right NFT ecosystem and metaverse is by investing in a basket of assets. The board has an ETF (index fund) that seeks to reverse the movement of digital assets, called HASH11.
The currency index is traded on B3 and affects Ethereum, the main platform used to register NFTs. In this way, it can capture part of the expansion of the tokens. “We understand that the best way to get an impact on the ecosystem (of NFTs) is to have a basket where you can get an impact on key activities,” Eller said.