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ORGIN STORY: Today Is The Two Year Anniversary Of The BAYC's First Tweet. Check It Out

On this day in history, the Bored Ape Yacht Club introduced the world to its collection of 10,000 Bored Apes and gave everyone the chance to win a primate simply by interacting with their Twitter account.


On April 17, 2021, the BAYC shared a four-tweet thread that introduced the world to swamp and gave everyone a chance to win a Bored Ape!


"Announcing the Bored Ape Yacht Club, the BAYC tweeted at the time. "10,000 unique #NFTs where each Ape doubles as membership to a digital club with member-only benefits. For a chance of winning a Bored Ape: 1 - Follow @boredapeyc 2 - Retweet This 3 - Like and Comment on this tweet."


In this thread, the BAYC highlighted the club’s first utility, the Bathroom, “a communal graffiti board where only ape-holders are allowed to draw,” and teased what would become the club’s Mutant Ape Yacht Club collection.

"Future membership exclusives are activated via our Roadmap Activation, the BAYC wrote. "The more apes sell, the more we get to work on future membership benefits. Activations include: a member-only Merch store, member-only giveaways, and even an interative NFT breeding arcade game: MUTANT APES!"


“This thread and the comments are so pure,” BAYC member GButter.Eth tweeted. “Happy 2 year @BoredApeYC.”


As many community members reflected on the club’s first tweet, many marveled at the impact that this project would eventually have on people.


“Happy second birthday to @BoredApeYC,” BAYC member Fischin tweeted. “Which has changed thousands of lives, led to thousands of new friendships and new memories, and been one of the coolest product launches this century.”


The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow all things BAYC and looks forward to covering this community for years to come!

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