Elon Musk Teases with Bored Ape Collage as Profile Picture
Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO and founder of Tesla, caused a stir on social media this morning when he changed his profile photo to a collage picture showing numerous Bored Apes non-fungible tokens, just days after purchasing Twitter.
Bored Ape NFTs remain in high demand. Gas costs on Ethereum skyrocketed into the thousands of dollars when Yuga Labs, the firm behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club, released its new land NFT project, the ‘Otherside’.
According to some NFT collectors, Elon Musk allegedly put a collage of "screenshotted bored apes to his profile image to mock NFT owners; however, others feel Musk is attempting to convey his interest in the NFT space.
Sotheby's contemporary art specialist and co-head of digital art, Michael Bouhanna, was also quick to react, tweeting a screenshot of Musk's page. Bouhanna stated that Musk should delete the avatar he designed for the Sotheby's auction, implying that Musk did not own the NFTs.
“I dunno … seems kinda fungible”. Elon Musk has since tweeted to his 90.7 million followers.
At the time of writing, almost 10 Bored Apes had been sold since the Tesla CEO revised his Twitter profile photo, and the floor price had raised by 10 Ether (ETH).