The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has revealed in a talk with prominent NFT artist Beeple that he now owns a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT.
Fallon said he bought ‘an ape’ through Moonpay – a crypto payments solution that he referred to as “Paypal, but for crypto”.
Beeple then asked Fallon if he bought a “bored ape”, to which Fallon replied “yeah”.
His interview with Beeple isn’t the first time Fallon has discussed NFTs on his show. The presenter spoke with another NFT ‘influencer’ – Paris Hilton – about the basics of NFTs and how interesting the space was becoming.
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The ape, which features ‘heart glasses’ and a ‘sea captain’ aesthetic, was bought for 46.6 ETH ($220k).
The BAYC NFT that Fallon is suspected of purchasing
Fallon’s purchase suggests that he has done his research and bought one of the most popular projects – BAYC – based on its cult status within the space and the mainstream exposure it has been receiving in recent months.