Daz 3D – a leader in NFT strategy, marketing, and full-stack development, including generative PFP collections – has announced a collaboration between its upcoming NFT collection, Fight Back Apes, and Ledger, the leader in hardware wallets bringing state-of-the-art security to blockchain projects. This collaboration adds an important element of security to a brand new project built from the ashes of a widely-publicized rug pull, Evolved Apes.
On November 18th, 2022, people will be able to mint a Fight Back Apes NFT Mint Pass on Coinbase NFT. After the claim date on November 21st, 2022 when Mint Pass holders will be able to claim their ape NFT, certain minters will receive an ape avatar with the Ledger-inspired items as attributes. The Ledger attributes include hats and t-shirts as well as digital representations of Ledger wallets and more.
Fight Back Apes began as the Evolved Apes NFT project in September 2021, which became one of the biggest rug pulls in NFT history. The original collection sold out in just one week after forming a large online community, including many first-time NFT investors. But investors in the original Evolved Apes collection were ultimately defrauded when the project leaders disappeared after making millions of dollars from the project launch.
Following this event, the Evolved Apes community reformed as Fight Back Apes to salvage the project and bring value back to the community. Hearing about the scam and seeing the passion of the community, Daz 3D teamed up with Fight Back Apes to offer their support and resources to build a new NFT project. Ledger’s addition of security for this collection is a valuable component for a community that has safety and security at its heart.
“Teaming up with Ledger will allow us to provide some of the most valuable security insights from the leader in Web3 safety,” said Tyler Lewison, Vice President of Growth and Strategic Partnerships at Daz 3D. “Fight Back Apes learned so much about NFT security and safety during their previous struggle, and we know with Ledger’s help, Fight Back Apes will prove that the future of Web3 projects like ours can be secure for everyone.”
“This partnership with Fight Back Apes and Daz 3D will strengthen each of our efforts to help develop and promote a Web3 environment that anyone can trust, bringing more people into this exciting space,” said Ariel Wengroff, VP Communications at Ledger. “Ledger aims to enable resilience in our users through verifiable trust via our security products, and Fight Back Apes’ proactive efforts to keep their community secure sends a message that bad actors will not be tolerated and the NFT community will fight to be safe and secure.“
Founded in 2014, Ledger is the global platform for digital assets and Web3. Over 15% of the world’s crypto assets are secured through Ledger Nanos. Headquartered in Paris and Vierzon, with offices in London, New York and Singapore, Ledger has a team of more than 500 professionals developing a variety of products and services to enable individuals and companies to securely buy, store, swap, grow and manage crypto assets – including the Ledger hardware wallets line with more than 4 million units already sold in 180 countries.
Ledger combines a hardware wallet: Nano S or Nano X and the Ledger Live app to offer consumers the easiest way to start their crypto journey while maintaining full control over their digital assets. With its ease of use, Ledger allows a user to begin investing in digital assets and ultimately, achieve financial freedom in a safe and stress-free environment, with additional education provided by its Ledger Academy. In addition to consumer products, Ledger has also developed Ledger Enterprise Solutions, a digital asset custody and security solution for institutional investors and financial players.