Yuga Labs teased its new Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) metaverse today by tweeting a short trailer alongside, “See you on the Otherside in April. Powered by @apecoin.”

The trailer opens with a BAYC Ape fishing by a stretch of water. He feels a tug on his rod, hoists his catch, and sees it’s a bottle labeled “DRINK ME.” The ape obliges, and finds himself abducted by a flying visitor. The video goes on to reference other NFT collections: Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats, CryptoPunks, CrypToadz, Meebits, Nouns, and World of Women.

Now, considering what a week the BAYC franchise has had, this teaser is a curious addition to all the hype and speculation about where Yuga Labs plans to take BAYC next. At this juncture, there aren’t many details on what Otherside will be. But, taken together, this week’s various announcements suggest a 3D BAYC gaming experience powered by Animoca.

Thursday was the launch of ApeCoin, a token that can be claimed by Bored and Mutant Ape Yacht Club holders. The token was launched by ApeCoin DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that’s clearly officially affiliated with the BAYC franchise. Press materials around the launch painstakingly elaborated that ApeCoin DAO wasn’t to be equated with  Yuga Labs or Bored Ape Yacht Club, which are both centralized entities.

ApeCoin DAO has recruited prominent folks in the crypto community to serve on its board, including Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and FTX’s Amy Wu. They’ll serve for six months, and then ApeCoin holders will vote for new members who serve one-year terms.

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