Miami, Florida, April 26, 2022 — Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) nonfungible token (NFT) holders Zenkon802 and Esmp.eth are working to create a fully decentralized NFT brand: Japanese Born Ape Society (JBAS).

JBAS is an NFT brand born and inspired by the hyper-famous BAYC. As holders, the founders are able to create an extension of the Bored Apes, but with their own vision related to the NFT space.

JBAS is a collection of 10.000 apes inspired by Japan and its culture, generated from more than 180 unique traits. Each ape is mind-blowing, with some cooler and rarer than others. There will also be a total of 10 unique one-of-ones. The distribution of the Apes will be randomized at the time of mint.

Aside from minimal, cool-looking profile pictures that double as Web3 identities, JBAS will give users full decisional powers from day one. After the mint is complete, the Apes will be revealed, and all holders can claim a Lotus Flower. Each wallet holding an Ape will claim one Lotus Flower. There will be a total of nine different flowers varying in rarity to determine which matters users may vote on. 

These flowers will be an entirely new collection, claimed for free by holders and granting voting rights on JBAS-related matters. The most active community members, alongside BAYC holders, will have full voting rights on all matters, regardless of which Flowers they hold.

Esmp.eth said, “I’m tired of seeing NFT projects coming up every single day where the early investors — the minters — have absolutely no decisional power in the community. I understand that it is not easy to combine all ideas and thoughts to get a certain outcome, and most founders fear this, but with the voting mechanics that we will have, the JBAS family will surf the Web3 wave with excitement.”

These new voting mechanics will help early investors determine the direction of the brand by directly being involved in the decision-making process for matters that interest them. Zenkon802 and Esmp.eth strongly believe that community members should be informed and involved in the growth of the brand. At JBAS, early investors get actual shares and voting rights in addition to a cool JPG.

Holders will also receive more exclusive benefits, such as access to the Temple — a place in the metaverse accessible only to holders — free merchandise, participation in charity donations, free airdrops, 3D avatars and more.

The Founders:

Zenkon802, an NFT nerd at the highest level, buys NFTs daily during his morning coffee. He’s a private equity guy, an art lover and someone who spends a little too much time at the zoo. 

Esmp.eth is an NFT enthusiast, yacht industry entrepreneur and car enthusiast.

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