NFT Monkey:  The Blockchain Jungle

NFTs have had quite a year.  The crypto winter has done little to abate the love and the strength of the Community.  Yet, out of all the successful Projects, it has been the primate-themed projects that have grabbed the hearts and imaginations of NFT Monkey enthusiasts and community alike.  This admiration within the community has been helped immensely by the Bored Ape Yacht Club – the most popular and most valuable NFT Monkey collection in the world.  But the movement has grown into so much more than just the Bored Apes.  The Community has fallen madly in love with all things NFT Monkey, but why?  Here, we look a little into what all the buzz is about.


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 NFT Monkey or Bust!

The NFT Monkey craze has taken the PFP NFT world by storm.  A PFP NFT is a Profile Picture NFT and these types of NFTs are used as profile pictures on their respective owner’s social media accounts.  The PFPs are used as status symbols and are basically seen as the avatar of the owner.  In many respects, the owner takes on the characteristics and style of his NFT Monkey.  Or more likely than not, the owner chooses an NFT that has the characteristics and attributes that most resemble the owner.  Indeed, the profile picture comes to represent the owner.

Bored Ape Yacht Club

The most popular NFT Monkey – by both popular culture and monetary standards – is the Bored Ape Yacht Club.  The Bored Ape Yacht Club Project includes 10,000 NFTs that minted at 0.08 ETH, with sales in the secondary market for upwards of $1,000,000.00 for just ONE of the Bored Apes. The owners behind have the Bored Apes have created their own crypto, – ApeCoin – as well as their own metaverse.  The metaverse mint for the Bored Ape Yacht Club was the largest mint in the history of NFTs.


Bored Ape Yacht Club

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.

Solana Monkey Business

Solana Monkey Business is one of the most successful projects on the Solana blockchain.  Their Generation 2 Project consists of “5000 unique 24×24 pixels randomly generated Monkeys stored on the Solana blockchain.”  Each owner gets the Intellectual Property rights, and access to the Community Wallet, which gets 2% Royality on every Solana Monkey Business NFT sale.  This Project was minted on August 3, 2021 and had a mint price of $69.00 USDC.

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Solana Monkey Business NFT.

This Project also had a Generation 1 mint on June 2, 2021.  That mint was of limited supply and consisted of a collection of 4 space-themed Monkey artwork.   Those that are lucky enough to own the entire Generation 1 Collection collect a 2% Royalty on every Generation 2 NFTs sold.   There are only 25 total collections of the Generation 1 mint.  This project also has a Commemorative collection of 2720 NFT Monkeys.

The Degenerate Ape Academy 

The Degenerate Ape Academy NFT Project is a collection of 10,000 NFTs.  This Project has their own crypto token.  You must own at least one Degen Ape to enter their website and marketplace.  This Project has one of the strongest in the communities and still remains one of the largest NFT Monkey projects by volume.

Digital Ape Art

Degenerate Ape Academy NFT


The NFT Monkey Project Primates is a Solana NFT collection of 10,000 primates with distinctive art and is one of the most successful Solana projects in regard to volume.  Many enthusiasts love the art of this project and continues to remain in the top activity amongst the Solana NFT marketplaces.


Primate NFT

The Power of the Primate

The Community continues to reinvent itself after the crypto winter of 2022.  The NFT Monkey continues to be a powerful presence in this innovative space.

Thank you for reading our blog post.  Continue to check us out for more information and resources on all things NFTs – including our own NFT project, Awk Monks!  Also, don’t forget to check out The Ultimate NFT Monkey Guide for all things NFT Monkey related.  It’s a great resource rich in information.