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When non-fungible tokens (NFTs) began to conquer the digital space, they started out as collections, but eventually evolved into utilities.
A venture capitalist decided to use his Bored Ape NFT to create a Cameo account that gives advice to people.
Cameo is a platform that allows fans to pay celebrities and some influencers to create a custom video.
The platform now houses a Bored Ape NFT # 9132.
The Bored Ape Cameo was recently released, transforming from a profile picture to a 3D character.
BAYC # 9132 creates content that provides advice and insights to officials in three-minute videos.
Curious viewers can get advice and thoughts like “Call your family” or “You’re not alone.” The videos have a starting price of $ 25.
When the account was posted on Cameo, a 3D monkey in a shirt showed up to users and said:
“I’ve read, uh, war novels, which is hilarious.”
The monkey also provided some philosophical elaboration, telling users, “The idea is to put yourself in the perspective of wartime and, like, these times of great crisis, and suddenly what you’re doing doesn’t feel as, like, overwhelming”
The idea of bringing a Bored Ape NFT to Cameo came from Adam Draper.
Draper is a Boost VC venture capitalist and has invested in Coinbase since its inception.
He revealed that he sees Bored Apes “naturally taking on the personality of their owners” when they come to life as 3D characters.
“I imagine this being a new channel for me to receive startup pitches,” Draper explained on his cameo page.
“It could also be a way for people to engage with the Bored Ape community in a way not previously possible.”
The project goal
Draper, who is also the son of billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, shared with the videos his goal of providing his own “cure for climate change”.
Proceeds from Cameo go to environmental causes, according to BAYC’s Twitter #9132.
“All money made during this process will be [put] towards ocean nonprofits,” the tweet read.
While Draper’s comment may not be clear, it highlights just how divisive the Bored Ape Yacht Club is.
Meanwhile, celebrities are taking every opportunity to flaunt their monkeys, earning disapproval from fans. However, Draper insists he is not impressed.
“I like an industry that has opposition,” he explained. “It means that they will be more passionate about the craft when they realize the power of ownership on the internet.”