We have entered the phase where Bored Ape NFT promotions sit among the Mission Street murals, at a moment when the NFT collective behind these virtual apes is angling for a $5 billion valuation.
An extremely “one of these things is not like the other” mural just popped up among the current pantheon of Mission Street murals. Just near the 24th Street BART station, next to the “La Familia Santana” Carlos Santana mural and another owl-themed mural promoting a cannabis line called Buddy Buddy Indoor Natural, newer murals promoting Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs adorn the walls of the little alley Osage Street.
There are a few more of these Bored Ape murals within a few blocks of the 24th Street BART, a neighborhood that has had many a dramatic episode of tech industry backlash going back to the “Queers Hate Techies” stencils and flyers, the tech shuttle protests, and more recently, a guillotine honey bear window display meant to antagonize stencilist-turned-NFT-artist fnnch.
If you’re new to this craze, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are the new…