Decentraland Times Square NYE party, Mutant Apes go bananas and more…

Times Square NYE party in Decentraland

Decentralized Metaverse project Decentraland will unveil the virtual reality version of the iconic Times Square via a New Years Eve party that coincides with the timing of the real life celebration in New York city.

The event is called the “MetaFest 2022 NYE Party” and will run until 8:00 am UTC on Jan. 1 in Decentraland’s Estate 4 district. It will feature live music, rooftop VIP lounges, a new tokenized collectibles and wearables drop, live feeds of real world NYE events across the globe, CryptoArt galleries and games.

The virtual reality equivalent of the famous spot at the heart of New York is called “One Times Square,”, with the “one time” pun suggesting that the structure may be dissolved after the party concludes.

Celebrate New Year’s in Times Square… in Decentraland!

— Decentraland (@decentraland) December 29, 2021

“Let’s party like it’s 2022: for Meta or for Worse” Decentraland punned in the event invite. Only around 150 people have registered their attendance so far, but you know how it is with parties — first you worry no one’s coming and then everybody shows up at once..

Surging interest for Mutant Apes

Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Club spinoff project the Mutant Ape Yacht Club has risen to the top of the secondary sales volume charts.

According to data from CryptoSlam, interest in the Mutant Ape Yacht club NFTs have surged 355.29% over the past 30 days, generating $76.8 million worth of sales on secondary markets.

The NFTs depict Mutant versions of the widely popular Bored Ape avatars, and it is currently the top ranked project in terms of 24 hour and 7 day volume.

The recent trend appears to be part of a larger demand of Yuga Lab’s NFTs, as the seven-day secondary volume for its other projects such as the Bored Ape Kennel Club and the Bored Ape Chemistry Club have also increased by 915% and 345% respectively.

While Yuga Lab’s NFT projects all sit in the top 10 of seven day sales volume, the biggest surge in demand…


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