Earlier this week, Gucci announced that it had become the first luxury giant to start accepting BAYC’s ApeCoin (APE) as a payment method, the decision intended to increase further utility of cryptocurrency.
BitPay, an American-based crypto payment services platform, will provide the necessary infrastructure in order to perform fast and secure transactions in APE.
Gucci’s high-intensity interest in Web3
The Florence-based fashion giant has been showcasing heavy interest in prosperous Web3 technology. In Q1 2022, Gucci came out with its own “SUPERGUCCI” NFT collection in partnership with vinyl toy brand SUPERPLASTIC and a more high-end “Gucci Grail” NFT project.
APE has been added to the list of 12 other digital assets supported by Gucci. The exciting news was tweeted out by the official ApeCoin community page:
Moreover, the Italian brand announced that customers would now be able to make purchases in 12 crypto assets at 111 locations across North America. Those assets include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Shiba Inu (SHIBA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), etc. As of now, ApeCoin has been added to the list.
ApeCoin (APE) recent stats
Launched in March 2022, ApeCoin (APE) is the official token of the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. The token failed to gain momentum after its initial launch, with its current all-time high of $26.70 reached on April 28th. However, the APE community continues to strongly support the project in the direction of further development.
At the time of writing, ApeCoin (APE) is ranked 31st among the best-performing crypto tokens and trades at $7.38 (a 10.59% increase over the last 24 hours).
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