Trippin’ Ape Tribe, a community-first profile picture nonfungible token (NFT) project that recently launched on the Solana network, is already shattering records.
This community-backed project broke Solana’s record for 24-hour sales volume on the first day of its mint after acquiring nearly 400,000 Twitter followers before the mint even began. It topped the charts for 24-hour sales volume and seven-day sales volume on OpenSea and Magic Eden, beating blue-chip Ethereum projects by a large margin.
These overwhelming sales numbers also supplemented Solana’s run to surpass Ethereum in daily NFT sales volume for the first time ever. With $14.5 million in sales, Trippin’ Apes contributed more revenue to this total volume than any other NFT collection.
Trippin’ Ape Tribe breaks records on Solana
As 10,000 Trippin’ Apes launch as NFTs, its penchant for breaking records won’t stop anytime soon. The collection also broke the record for the highest opening price on the secondary market, trading several times the floor price.
One of the key factors to the collection’s success and continuous growth is its engaged and growing community. With hundreds of thousands of community members on Twitter and Discord, the collection brings in large numbers on marketplaces such as OpenSea and Magic Eden.
Fenrus, marketing lead of Trippin’ Ape, said, “It’s been exciting to see our project break all sorts of records for hype and sales volume right out of the gate. It just goes to show how much the community has connected with the art, storytelling and mystique — really, the brand — we’ve been building. At the same time, it’s humbling to recognize we’re standing on the shoulders of giants. Solana is going through a massive influx right now, and it feels good to be a part of it.”
Building exciting new partnerships
To continue with an approach of building relentlessly, the Trippin’ Apes team is creating exciting new partnerships with the best projects in the industry. This includes Magic Eden, a key NFT marketplace on Solana; NFT Technologies, a leading investor and incubator; International Blockchain Consulting Group, an industry-leading incubator and accelerator in the blockchain space; and numerous collaborations with Solana NFT projects and known personalities in the space. These partnerships help Trippin’ Ape Tribe catalyze its operations, community and marketing growth.
Lysergic, the co-founder of the collection, has owned and operated various music festivals and live events in the United States, boasting a decade of experience. Backed by Lysergic’s expertise, the team has been exploring partnerships with some of the biggest names in the Solana ecosystem in an attempt to organize a major event at NFT.NYC 2022.
About Trippin’ Apes
Aside from its central focus on community development, what sets Trippin’ Ape Tribe apart from other Solana NFT projects is its strong and ownable branding, cheeky storytelling and innovative long-term utility. The project is built around a story of 10,000 apes that have fallen under the trance of a mysterious yet charismatic leader, Chorles, who promises salvation to his followers but insists he is building a tribe, not a cult.
Operating under the parent company, Valhalla Labs, the founding team has ambitious plans to leverage its diverse experience in software development, branding and event production to add tangible value to Trippin’ Ape holders and the ecosystem. Most recently, Valhalla Labs has added a new creative director, Tim Deasy, former design director for luxury fashion brand Off-White. Deasy draws from nearly 13 years of experience to create a standalone apparel brand to become iconic and globally recognized in the Web3 community.
Trippin’ Ape holders have already received a free, mysterious airdrop that has led to speculation and fan theories around its role in the project’s lore. The team has bucked the trend of a traditional roadmap, choosing to maintain an air of mystery on its steps in the spirit of storytelling and rewarding holders with the strongest conviction.
The project will continue to focus on developing rich lore and engaging on-chain utility that moves the entire space forward. Valhalla Labs intends to onboard new community members to Web3 by launching and establishing connections to physical brands and live events to fuel the community’s growth and sustainability.
Magic Eden: magiceden.io/marketplace/trippin_ape_tribe
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