On January 4th, Bored Ape Solana Club (BASC) launched a stealth mint held on launchmynft.com. A stealth mint meant that there was zero marketing or advertising dollars invested into the project. After almost a full 2 week mint process, FOMO kicked in as all 6001 NFT's were minted on the Solana blockchain for .69 SOL (roughly $80 at the time).
Mint was complete and an announcement was made in the discord that the project was listed live on Magic Eden. The entire community erupted with excitement because there had been so much debate on if the project would actually get verified and approved.
With all the uproar BASC had caused the Solana community, Magic Eden felt the need to make a decision to remove Bored Ape Solana Club from their front page for 48 hours. After lots of internal debate, Magic Eden’s resolution was to invent the “derivative badge”. BASC was labeled the first derivative NFT project.
Bored Dragon listed his BASC PFP. After listing, he went inside the new BASC discord and said, “this was always my dream”, then deleted the original discord (which now had reached 15k members) and the Twitter account before disappearing. Rugged!
The proposal from DakDaze, Exxempt, & Kitsune required the community to raise 100 SOL to remint out the entire 6001 BASC NFT's and airdrop to holders. Within 12 hours the community came together and donated the 100 SOL. The team reminted and relisted on Magic Eden.
Kitsune revamped the entire BASC collection by hand drawing the entire collection trait by trait. With the help of the Head Developer Exxempt, all traits were combined into 900px & 300dpi quality update was applied and the new artwork was well received by the community!
Bored Ape Solana Club was approved on OpenSea for launch! The project is now a verified collection on OpenSea.
Bored Ape Solana Club released their updated website: https://www.bascdao.net/ and Community member "Millz" stepped in to rebrand and launch the 1st BASC merch collection