The secret NFT millionaires behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club reveal their true identities

TWO NFT millionaires behind the Bored Apes Yacht Club have been revealed for the first time.

Greg Solano and Wylie Aronow decide to reveal their true identities to the world after a report reveals them.

Gordon Goner aka Wylie Aronow


Gordon Goner aka Wylie AronowCredit: Bored Ape . Yacht Club
Gargamel aka Greg Solano


Gargamel aka Greg SolanoCredit: Bored Ape . Yacht Club

Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Jimmy Fallon, Eminem and Justin Bieber are on the growing list of celebrity members who have bought into the elite club’s NFT collection of ape avatars.

The avatar serves as a deed of ownership that members can use to prove they own the one and only version of the image, which includes 10,000 images.

But the creators of the illusion behind it remained anonymous – until now.

The couple decided to reveal their faces publicly for the first time in a News about BuzzFeed reported to have found out their identities.

The Yuga Labs club owners’ public business profiles make it possible to discover who they are.

Posting on their respective ape Twitter accounts, they both revealed their real looks compared to their avatars.

Aronow is 35 years old as Gordon Goner, while Solano is 32 years old under the pseudonym Gargamel.

Both use the meme “Web2 me vs. Web3 me” for self-realization, a trend in which people compare photos of themselves in the real world alongside an NFT or avatar.

Two men from Florida.

Bored Ape has other illustrators, but they’ve managed to keep their identities private for now.

With electronic money On the rise, advertisers have turned to selling their content as NFTs, often purchased with Ethereum.

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs are usually available for purchase through secondary markets such as OpenSea.

Eminem's BAYC which he bought for $461k


Eminem’s BAYC which he bought for $461kCredit: Bored Ape . Yacht Club

What is NFT?

This is a simple guide…

  • NFT is a new tradable commodity that is taking the internet by storm
  • The letters NFT stand for “non-fungible token”
  • If something is “fungible”, it can be traded to an identical counterparty
  • For example, Bitcoin is technically fungible – you can swap one for another and get the same thing.
  • Physical cash is also interchangeable – you can exchange a £10 note for another
  • NFT is a unique digital token with no copy
  • Like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, NFTs work using a blockchain
  • Blockchain is a public ledger of transactions recorded on the internet – and completely immutable
  • NFTs on the blockchain can be transacted like Bitcoin, but they are unique by design
  • This gives them a special value, because each NFT is individual and unique
  • You can turn almost any data type into an NFT
  • People are selling digital art, songs and even tweets in NFT
  • More sophisticated NFT sales including virtual trainers/sneakers and even a virtual home
  • Importantly, NFTs are not physical – so if you buy an NFT object, you only own part of the blockchain, NOT a physical item

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Experts have warned that the future Space launches can be dangerous if “stupid” regimes like Russia don’t stop blowing up the sky creating debris.

And most popular phone since a millennium has been announced, with many people shocked to learn it’s not an iPhone.

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