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Bored Ape Yacht Club Members Are Peeling Into Some Early BAYC Vibes After X Ends Its PFP NFT Verification Program

Bored Ape Yacht Club members are peeling into some 'early BAYC vibes' as they bring back the 'banana verified club member badge' following X's decision to remove its hexagonal NFT ownership profile photo feature.

On Wednesday, many Web3 enthusiasts were shocked to see that their X profile photos were circular instead of hexagonal after the social media platform quietly disabled its verified NFT PFP program.


“So @x just dropped support for Hexagon NFT PFPs,” BAYC member NFTSupply tweeted. “Am I the only one that just had a heart attack thinking I just got drained out of nowhere when I didn’t see a hex anymore?!”


NFTSupply and many others in the BAYC weren’t hacked, but X’s decision to end its verification program will make it harder for members of the Yugaverse and those outside the swamp to determine if an X account truly owns a particular NFT.


“Shout out to @TheSmarmyBum and @spicytinaa and others who helped develop the hex,” Yuga Labs Co-Founder Gordon Goner Tweeted. "Will be missed. RIP”


Luckily, longtime BAYC members were prepared for the situation and have begun encouraging their fellow primates to put a banana emoji next to their names, harking back to some early BAYC vibes.


"it was always the  (Banana emoji),” BAYC member HasThreeKids tweeted.



As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, former BAYC member and club legend, Clarence, was the first primate to put a banana emoji next to his name on June 5, 2021, back when Apes were worth around an ETH and X was known as Twitter.


“I just had people asking, ‘when’s your check mark coming’ and like I’m not like that,” Clarence told the Gazette at the time. “I don’t give a fuck about the Twitter checkmark, so I already had a banana in my name, and was like “bro that could be OUR checkmark.”


Take a look at some longtime BAYC members who are rocking the banana verified badge:




The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow X’s decision to remove PFP verification and will keep you posted on Apes use of Banana Badges. Stay tuned for updates!

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