An altcoin created by the founders of the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) collection is soaring in anticipation of its related metaverse going live this weekend.
Yuga Labs’ ApeCoin (APE) initially surged by 50% last Wednesday amid rumors that token holders would receive airdropped plots of metaverse land.
It was the latest rally since the token debuted on March 17th and NFT collectors have flocked to the new community-focused project.
Now, APE is rising again as Yuga Labs prepares to release its new massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called Otherside.
The official Otherside Twitter account confirms April 30th as the official launch date.
The adventure begins. Otherside. 4/30, 12pm ET.
— OthersideMeta (@OthersideMeta) April 23, 2022
Hong Kong-based gaming company Animoca Brands, which focuses heavily on NFTs and the metaverse, also tweeted about its possible involvement in the forthcoming project, although specific details remain scarce.
“Animoca Brands is excited to announce that we’ll be adopting ApeCoin for the secret project we’ve been developing with Bored Ape Yacht Club.”
ApeCoin is up 45.3% from a seven-day low of $13.20 to $19.19 at time of writing.
APE hit an all-time high of $19.40 just hours ago before correcting slightly.Don't Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get crypto email alerts delivered directly to your inbox
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