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First $APE Launchpad Sells Out!

First $APE Launchpad Sells Out!

On Friday 22nd March the $APE Accelerator opened its doors for the first time to the ApeCoin community, and the response was incredible.

A total of 90ETH of sales for the Space Nation: Ape Odyssey NFT collection was raised in a matter of hours during Friday’s sale, with buyers from all over the world participating including Japan, China, America and the United Kingdom!

Check our video below for the highlights…

Our campaign attracted a potential reach of 4.5 MILLION impressions, and generated over 15,000 engagements, as well as our video content gaining over 20,000 views!

Congratulations to everyone who participated and managed to grab your Ape Odyssey NFT.

What Next?

Your Ape Odyssey NFT comes with an airdrop for a Prime Navigator NFT from the Space Nation team. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements on their X channel here.


About $APE Accelerator

$APE Accelerator is a community-driven Web3 accelerator and launchpad funded by the ApeCoin DAO, supporting and launching projects that seek to add value to $APE holders and the wider ecosystem.

Created and managed by Forj, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, following the successful vote for AIP-209.

Disclaimer for UK Residents: Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 minutes to learn more.

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Projects interested in applying to $APE Accelerator are invited to visit www.apecoinaccelerator.com and submit a dedicated application form.


Introducing the $APE Accelerator Launchpad

Everything you need to know about our $APE Launchpad, and if YOU qualify

Our eagerly-awaited $APE Accelerator Launchpad is finally here! In this blog we explain what our launchpad is, how it works, and how YOU can get access to the hottest new Web3 projects with your ApeCoin, or Yuga NFTs.

What is the $APE Launchpad?

Put simply, our Launchpad is an opportunity for ApeCoin holders, as well as certain Yuga or Frens NFT holders, to participate in sales for pioneering projects emerging from our Accelerator Program. Our objective is to grow the ApeCoin ecosystem, and each project that makes it to our Launchpad will offer some kind of utility, product, or service that enhances that ecosystem.

The unique aspect of the $APE Launchpad is its democratic foundation; YOU have the power to vote on which projects will appear in the spotlight. What’s more, each project we put forward for community vote will have already undergone rigorous due diligence, and passed an independent KYB (‘know your business’) assessment, so all that’s left is for you to decide if they’re worthy!

ApeCoin and Yuga NFTs (including BAYC, Otherdeeds, and many more) are the key to participating in our launchpad, helping us provide utility to the core assets at the heart of ApeCoin.

How Does the $APE Launchpad Work?

There are 5 tiers to our $APE Launchpad, with the highest tiers offering the most allocation from each sale. Completion of KYC is required for you to be able to participate in any of our tiers, and depending on what product is being sold certain jurisdictions may be exempt from participating. It’s always worth undergoing KYC, and keeping your eyes peeled for slaes you’re able to participate in.

Our Launchpad Tiers

The following tiers determine when you can participate in a sale, and how large your allocation will be. Those in higher tiers will be first in line to our sale (each tier will have a set time before the next tier unlocks) and will have a higher allocation available to them. The tiers are as follows:

Platinum — Available to holders of either 10,000 $APE or 1 Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT

Gold — Available to holders of either 6,000 $APE or 1 Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT

Silver — Available to holders of either 3,000 $APE or a Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC) NFT

Bronze— Available to holders of 400 $APE or an Otherdeed (Original or Expanded) / Koda NFT

Frens— Available to holders of carefully selected partner NFT collections, to be announced

If any allocation remains after this the sale will become open to the public, regardless of $APE or NFT holdings. KYC may still be required to participate at public level.

Some Important Rules…

There is no staking/hold requirement for NFTs, meaning you can purchase an eligible NFT right up until shortly before the sale (when we conduct our snapshot) and still be eligible.

  • Wallet delegation

Wallet delegation is supported, however the wallet that holds either the required $APE or NFTs to enter a specific tier must be the one connected to a delegate wallet. This wallet, which holds your assets, must also be the wallet that is used for KYC

  • Order of Sales

It pays to be first. The $APE Launchpad is designed as fairly as possible, with each of our 4 primary tiers (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze) getting a fixed % of allocation for each sale. Within each tier it’s first come, first served, so the higher up the tiers you are the more chances you’ll have to make a purchase, and the higher the potential allocation. As each tier unlocks the previous tier’s participants will still be eligible to buy, if they haven’t already done so.

Once your wallet has purchased its maximum allocation you will not be able to make any further purchases, no matter the tier (including public sale).

How are projects vetted?

Before we consider any application to either our Accelerator or Launchpad, projects must prove their value to the ApeCoin ecosystem. If that project wishes to host a sale to our community they will then need to win the community’s vote, conducted via Snapshot.org. This model incentivizes innovation and adaptation of projects, who must offer utilities and benefits for ApeCoin in order to get approval, driving significant growth in the token’s utility.

A Commitment to Security

The selection process for projects is rigorous, involving community votes, thorough research, and due diligence to ensure that only the most credible and ecosystem-enriching projects make it to the Launchpad.

Due diligence transcends mere credential checks. The Ape Accelerator team rigorously evaluates each project’s product-market fit, founder reliability, and essential capabilities for success. In a realm where security is paramount, the team stays ahead of regulatory changes, upholding strict industry standards.

Once vetted, the final decision rests with the community before a project reaches our Launchpad.

Voters are rewarded regardless of their vote, ensuring a fair and unbiased selection process. The heavy lifting is handled by the team; the community simply decides if they love the project.

How can I get involved?

It’s easy to get started with our $APE Launchpad, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: KYC

You will not be able to participate in any sales without passing KYC, this is a requirement that ensures we are compliant with existing and future regulations. Don’t worry though! It’s quick, and securely managed through our partners at Blockpass.

Start your KYC now

It can take time for your application to process, so do this as soon as possible. Remember, the wallet you submit MUST be the one that holds the eligible assets, or be a valid delegate wallet to one that is eligible.

Our handy guide below walks you through the process!

Step 2: Check Your Tier Eligibility

Plan for the tier you want to participate in! Got more than 400 $APE? You’re in! Just make sure you’ve held it in one place for over 14 days prior to the sale date. Check the tier eligibility citeria above for details.

If you’ve not got enough ApeCoin, we’ve ensured our launchpad still has opportunities for holders of NFTs that are valuable to the ecosystem. Check which NFTs are eligible and ensure they’re held either in the wallet you will be using for the sale, or ensure to use a delegate wallet submitted in your KYC registration.

Step 3: Get Ready!

Make sure you follow us on X and turn notifications on for upcoming sale details.

If you’re eligible you’ll be allowed in when the applicable tier is open, and you’ll need to make sure you have enough $APE or $ETH in your wallet to purchase the item(s) you want, as well as cover gas fees.

Once the sale is live be sure to act fast, items will sell out quickly and we’re unable to guarantee allocation regardless of your tier. Remember, the higher the tier the better your chances

And that’s it! We’ll see you for our first sale, don’t be late…

About $APE Accelerator

$APE Accelerator is a community-driven Web3 accelerator and launchpad funded by the ApeCoin DAO, supporting and launching projects that seek to add value to $APE holders and the wider ecosystem.

Created and managed by Forj, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, following the successful vote for AIP-209.

Disclaimer for UK Residents: Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 minutes to learn more.

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AAA Web3 Game Space Nation Announced as First $APE Accelerator Project

AAA Web3 Game Space Nation Announced as First $APE Accelerator Project

Today $APE Accelerator and Forj announce the first project to launch on the $APE Launchpad, AAA Space-Themed MMORPG, Space Nation.

What is Space Nation?

Space Nation is not just any game, it’s the next frontier in Web3 gaming, blending the thrill of play-for-fun with the power of play-to-earn. It’s set to hook both Web2 gamers and Web3 warriors alike, creating an immersive universe that’s rich, dynamic, and built on the cutting-edge Web3 tech with an expansive universe where your gameplay could turn into real gains.

Space Nation Gameplay

Space Nation: The Stats

  • Incredible team from leading gaming brands including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Battleship Empire, as well as Hollywood films including Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow
  • A hefty $50M invested from top-tier VC’s into making their game a leading AAA
  • Their OG NFT collection, Alpha Gate, sits at a 1.9ETH floor with a 30 day volume of $240K
  • Market cap at $9M with the floor price jumping 39% in the last 30 days
  • 300k+ Community

How it Will Work

Space Nation will be offering an EXCLUSIVE and utility-packed collection of 300 NFTs with exclusive perks — including a guaranteed airdrop of their Genesis PFP collection Prime Navigator!

Priced at 0.3ETH or $APE equivalent, the NFT utility will include:

– Airdrop of a ‘Prime Navigator’ Genesis PFP from Space Nation (0.4 ETH mint)
– Special feats of strength achievements
– Additional bonus for earning $OIK (can be tested in Closed Beta)
– Whitelist to T1/T2/T3 mining ship mint (worth $125 — $1155)

Additional Planned Utilities:

– Whitelist to a special NFT Crew of APE Aliens (all APE Alien Crews are of Epic Quality) at the game launch
– Whitelist of future APE featured NFTs in Space Nation Games.
– Access to in-game APE cosmetics (to be developed).
– Access to the Closed Beta (TBD)

And more…

The sale is proposed for later in March 2024

Meet The Founders

Jerome Wu is the legend who brought World of Warcraft to China, and Roland Emmerich is the mastermind director behind blockbuster hits like “Independence Day”. Together with Game Director Tony Tang, and CSO Marco Weber, they make up an incredible team of veterans in their respective industries.

$APE Holders Can Vote Now

Will you vote a big YES to bring Space Nation into our orbit, or a NO? Cast your vote, and you could be one of up to 100 lucky winners to snag some $APE from the proceeds of our next Launchpad sale. And don’t sweat it — YES votes and NO votes are both counted in the prize pool, keeping things 100% fair.

Ready to have your say? Cast your vote now.

Applications Open for $APE Accelerator

Applications Open for $APE Accelerator

Forj, a leading Web3 technology project and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced the official launch of $APE Accelerator, the community-driven Web3 accelerator funded by the ApeCoin DAO to advance projects that benefit the ApeCoin ecosystem and add utility to ApeCoin (token symbol: APE). 

Applications to $APE Accelerator are now open, with successful applicants given the opportunity to launch their innovative Web3 business idea to an ApeCoin community of over 200,000 members.

$APE Accelerator was built by Forj following the successful approval of AIP-209, a proposal from the ApeCoin DAO’s Idea Proposal (AIP) system. Its goal is  to strengthen the ApeCoin ecosystem  by supporting and funding projects that add value and utility to ApeCoin. 

Holders of APE tokens will be given the opportunity to support approved projects through the APE Launchpad by purchasing NFTs and other tokens, as well as vote on proposals for projects to be accepted.

Harry Liu, CEO of Forj, said about the launch of $APE Accelerator:

Today marks the beginning of a step change in innovation for the ApeCoin community. $APE Accelerator welcomes Web3 founders to apply now and join us in our mission to take the ApeCoin ecosystem to new heights.

Yat Siu, the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, said:

“Community-driven initiatives such as $APE Accelerator capture the very ethos of Web3 entrepreneurship, and put ApeCoin holders in the driving seat of innovation for the ecosystem they’re a part of. $APE Accelerator provides us with a roadmap for the future of online ecosystem growth, and we eagerly await the exciting new projects that will emerge from this program.”

Projects interested in applying to $APE Accelerator are invited to visit www.apecoinaccelerator.com and submit a dedicated application form.


About Forj

Forj, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, delivers leading Web3 products and technologies that create unique fan experiences for creators. A truly end-to-end solution, Forj is the next frontier of fan engagement through its use of NFTs, metaverse protocols, and blockchain tech to bring fans closer to their favorite creator brands in Music, Entertainment, Gaming, and beyond. With major partnerships including Grammy-nominated musician Lewis Capaldi, Forj has an enviable track-record of success in the sector.

Forj-owned brands include the official ApeCoin launchpad, $APE Accelerator, as well as, metaverse infrastructure project Metaprints. 

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About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help to establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment, such as The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, WePlay Media, and Gryfyn. Animoca Brands is one of the most active investors in Web3, with a  portfolio of over 400 Web3 investments, both directly and through Animoca Ventures, including Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, Polygon, Consensys, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Yield Guild Games, Alien Worlds, and many more. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.

Forj Announce Launch of $APE Accelerator Exclusively in DeCrypt

Forj Announce Launch of $APE Accelerator in DeCrypt

Today Forj announced the launch of their $APE Accelerator platform exclusively in leading tech and crypto publication, DeCrypt.

The article is the first official announcement heralding the beginning of the much-anticipated project, built following the successful vote in favour of AIP-209 by the ApeCoin DAO. It features an interview with Forj CEO Harry Liu, who recounts the story leading up to the launch and the rationale behind the focus on ApeCoin’s ecosystem:

“We chose to launch on ApeCoin because it has the most collaborative and socially engaged community across Web3,”

– Harry Liu, DeCrypt, Oct 17th 2023

Click below to read the full article now.

Risk Summary (UK Residents)

Risk Summary (UK Residents)

Last Updated: 6th October 2023

Digital and crypto assets including NFTs offered by Forj, or it’s associated brands (Metaprints, PolkaPet World, TasteMakerz, and $APE Accelerator) are not sold or intended to be held as investments. If you intend to purchase them as an investment you should be aware that due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

1. You could lose all the money you invest

  • The cryptoasset market is largely unregulated. There is a risk of losing money for any cryptoassets you purchase due to risks including, but not limited to, cyber-attacks, financial crime, and firm failure.
  • Cryptoassets can be highly volatile, with their value dropping as quickly as it can rise. You should be prepared to lose all the money you invest in cryptoassets.

2. You should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong

  • The UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) doesn’t protect this type of investment because it’s not a ‘specified investment’ under the UK regulatory regime – in other words, this type of investment isn’t recognised as the sort of investment that the FSCS can protect. Learn more by using the FSCS investment protection checker here.
  • The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm. Learn more about FOS protection here

3. You may not be able to sell your investment when you want to

  • There is no guarantee that investments in cryptoassets can be easily sold at any given time. The ability to sell a cryptoasset depends on various factors, including the supply and demand in the market at that time. This is especially true of NFT markets.
  • Operational failings such as technology outages, cyber-attacks and comingling of funds could cause unwanted delay, and you may be unable to sell your cryptoassets at the time you want.

4. Cryptoasset investments can be complex

  • Investments in cryptoassets can be complex, making it difficult to understand the risks associated with the investment.
  • You should do your own research before investing. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

5. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

  • Putting all your money into a single type of investment is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.
  • A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.

For further information about cryptoassets, visit the FCA’s website here.

You, Me, & Web3: BojangleGuy

In our latest episode, host Tom McDermott is joined by BojangleGuy, a man with a clear plan and vision. BojangleGuy is a MeebitsDAO Steering Committee member, ApeCoin DAO contributor, and creator of the newly approved AIP-251, with a mission to optimise and improve the onboarding process of newcomers in the DAO. It’s another good one!

You can catch any previous episodes you may have missed here.

You, Me, & Web3: Women of Web3 host Lauren Ingram

In the latest edition of You, Me, & Web3, we are joined by Women of Web3 Podcast host Lauren Ingram.

Listen below, as Lauren speaks about her community, why Web3 appeals to women, what impact they can have, and talks honestly about some of her concerns.

Lauren has recently been listed as one of the most influential women in crypto, and explains why creativity and sharing is so important.

You can listen to more episodes of You, Me, & Web3 here.

Announcing the TasteMakerz Burgerz Challenge game with Pixels

Fancy winning $10,000 worth of $BONDLY?

Of course you do!

The real question is; do you think you have what it takes to make some delicious burgers for a selection of our favourite Bored Apes?

If you still do, then read on, because this challenge is absolutely for YOU!

TasteMakerz, in association with Pixels online have come up with the Burgerz Challenge — an immersive adventure set in the Pixels World with a WHOPPING $10,000 in cash prizes, featuring original Bored Ape Yacht Club characters, alongside TasteMakerz characters Wabi and E!

See the announcement below: 

https://twitter.com/TasteMakerz_XYZ/status/1648439343588184065?s=20

What’s up for grabs?

The breakdown is as follows…

We’ve $10,000 worth of $BONDLY to be won in total while the game is live, $7,000 for in-game scores, and a further $3,000 for related prize draws!

How to take part

It really is as easy as 1,2,3…

Firstly, be sure to log in here to get started! If this link doesn’t work then copy and paste the following → pixels.xyz/tastemakerz.

You can play as a guest (for funsies!) OR connect your wallet. Remember: you only get on the leaderboard by tracking your progress!

Next, get to the Bored Burgers restaurant to begin the #TasteMakerz challenge with Wabi and E!

The aim from here is to gain the highest position on the leaderboard by completing as many tasks as possible quickly, and grabbing badges along the way!

Easy. Right?

Once you’ve done that, make sure that you share your score for a chance to win, using the hashtag #TMZBurgerChallenge on Twitter.

We’ve got $1,000 of $BONDLY to give away ($200 x 5) to five randomly-selected players who share their score once they’ve completed the challenge! *We did say there would be more prizes up for grabs… 😉*

REMEMBER! Don’t forget to use #TMZBurgerChallenge + tag @TasteMakerz and @Pixels_Online on the Tweet. Simply copy and paste our two examples in bold here to make sure you get it 100% CORRECT!

BONUS! If you’re part of the TasteMakerz Guild there’s even more reason to take part and WIN!

We’ve got an additional $1500 in $BONDLY to hand out between EVERY Guild member who uses their new Twitter thread ‘burger-making’ skills to cover the TasteMakerz x Pixels partnership, the game concept, or their own experience playing it.

Just make sure to send it to our team on Discord.

Good luck and happy cooking!

About TasteMakerz

Incubated by Forj, an Animoca Brands subsidiary, TasteMakerz is a brand new and unique Web3 educational guild built with ‘learn and earn’ immersive storytelling, and led by its community.

Offering a subscription-based learning hub, members have access to cutting edge industry reports, web3 learning modules, interviews with industry leaders, and plenty more — all while participating in quests to rise up the ranks to become a TasteMaker!

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