Are you interested in getting in on the latest and coolest NFT art collections but aren’t sure where to start? The Mutant Ape Yacht Club might be a great place to start.
Released on Aug 28, 2021, The Mutant Ape Yacht Club is taking the NFT world by storm. Investors and collectors have been buying and holding their favorite Mutant Apes? Are you ready to buy one and be part of the club? In this article, we’ll cover how to buy Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs.
What is Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC)?
A successor to the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), the Mutant Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 20,000 mutant apes. You create a Mutant Ape using the mutant serum on a Bored Ape you already own or during the Mutant Ape public sale.
Bored Ape Yacht Club released a serum to 10,000 Bored Ape owners. Owners then could use the serum on their Ape to mutate it. The serums then create a Mutant Ape with distinct features from the original Bored Ape. Your original ape is safe, and you receive a new Mutant Ape from using the serum.
After the serums became available to owners, an additional 10,000 Mutant Ape originals were released for public sale. The public sale was sold out in less than an hour and netted $90 million in sales.
There is a maximum of 20,000 Mutant Apes in the collection, with 15,000 available for sale. The floor price for a single Mutant Ape is currently 4.19 ETH or approximately $14,000.
How to Buy Mutant Ape Yacht Club
While you’re too late for the original public sale of Mutant Ape Yacht Club, plenty of the collection is still for sale on OpenSea (similar to other popular collections like Cool Cats or VeeFriends). Below, we’ll walk you through the steps on how to buy Mutant Ape Yacht Club on OpenSea.
As a side-note, if you’re looking for a more general step-by-step on NFTs, have a look at our guide on how to buy an NFT.
Buy Ethereum (ETH)
Any transaction on OpenSea requires gas fees. These are the costs for transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. You can use your favorite Ethereum exchange to purchase ETH for use on Opensea. Below are some of the easiest and trustworthy exchanges for readers new to buying ETH.
- Coinbase – Beginner-friendly exchange that allows credit cards but has higher fees.
- Gemini – Requires some crypto knowledge but has extremely low fees.
- BlockFi – Simple to use for beginners and low fees.
- Bittrex – Bittrex only offers cryptocurrency transactions and can be difficult for new users.
Create a Web3 Wallet Using MetaMask
Once you own ETH, it’s time to set up your Web3 Wallet with MetaMask. A Web3 wallet lets you interact with decentralized applications, NFTs, and Web 3.0 applications directly in your browser. MetaMask is one of the easiest and safest wallets available.
Download the extension for your browser of choice and follow the installation instructions. Be sure to keep a copy of your secret recovery phrase. If you lose this password, you will not be able to recover your wallet. Store it offline and in a secure location.
MetaMask is available for iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge browsers.
Transfer ETH to Your MetaMask
Once you have ETH and your MetaMask is set up, it’s time to transfer your ETH to your MetaMask wallet.
MetaMask provides you with an Ethereum address. Click on the account and click copy. Once copied, go to your exchange. Find your portfolio and locate your ETH. You can then click “send” and paste your ETH address to send ETH to your MetaMask wallet. Always double-check the account number. You cannot undo a transaction if you send it to the wrong account.
Connect Your MetaMask to OpenSea
Mutant Apes are available on OpenSea. We’ll need to create an account and connect a Metamask to the account to purchase a Mutant Ape.
Sign up for OpenSea and complete the email verification. Once your account is ready, it’s time to connect to MetaMask.
Go to your profile and select the “connect wallet” dropdown. Follow the instructions on-screen to connect your wallet. You will receive prompts from OpenSea and MetaMask during the process. Confirm all prompts, and your MetaMask will be connected and ready for use in OpenSea.
Find the Collection on OpenSea
Finding the Mutant Ape Yacht Club on OpenSea is easy. Go to the search bar and perform a search for Mutant Ape Yacht Club.
You’ll be brought to a search results page with a wide range of Mutant Apes available for sale. The left side of the results offers extensive filters to help you narrow down your search for the perfect Mutant Ape.
Buying a Mutant Ape NFT
Once you pick your Ape, it’s time to buy it. Click on your favorite NFT, and you are brought to the auction page. OpenSea offers to buy it now and auction sales. Place your bid or purchase your item here. If the reserve price is not met, the auction will continue until it is met.
Approve on MetaMask
Once your sale is complete, you will need to approve the transactions in MetaMask. Follow the on-screen prompts in MetaMask to verify and finalize the sale.
Once the sale is complete, you will receive an email from OpenSea confirming the order. You can now view your Mutant Ape collectibles in your wallet.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Who Owns the Most Mutant Apes?
While I couldn’t find numbers on who owns the most Mutant Apes, an auction on Sotheby’s offers 101 Bored Apes as a collection. Bidding placed this single collection at over $19 million.
There are currently 8,400 owners of Mutant Ape Club on OpenSea trading over 15,000 Mutant Apes.
Why are Mutant Apes so Expensive?
The Mutant Ape Yacht Club drop raised over $96 million in one hour. They became the fifth-most successful crypto project of all time and have since generated $354 million since their launch in August 2021.
NFT (non-fungible token) collections have quickly become some of the most sought-after collectibles in the world. Mutant Apes are riding this trend, and many collectors and investors are eager to own a Mutant Ape.
Like Cryptopunks, Mutant Ape owners use their NFT as a Twitter profile picture to prove they are part of a prestigious club. NFTs have quickly become status symbols for crypto investors, influencers, and celebrities. Steph Curry of NBA fame recently purchased one for $180,000.
How Many Mutant Apes are There?
There is a maximum of 20,000 Mutant Apes available. 10,000 serums were sent to owners of the original Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT (BAYC). The serum lets owners mutate their current Bored Ape into a Mutant Ape.
On August 28, 2021, 10,000 additional Mutant Apes were released for public sale. The Apes sold out in less than one hour.
What’s Next for Mutant Ape Yacht Club?
The developers of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club show no signs of slowing down. According to their roadmap, interactivity and arcade games are on the way. You can find out more about BAYC and MAYC on their website or follow their Twitter for daily updates.