• Let's rewind the clock and take a journey through the history of Moon Ape Lab, from its inception to the new adventure we are ready to start
  • Moon Ape Lab's story began with a collection of 8,000 Genesis Moon Apes, a visual masterpiece brought to life by the talented World of Warcraft illustrators, Stas Svetlov and Vlad Svetlov. This remarkable collection marked the start of an adventure that would take the NFT world by storm
  • In January 2022, the founding team launched the Moon Ape Lab Genesis Collection. The roadmap laid out ambitious plans, including åthe introduction of a Play-to-Earn (P2E) game. As the first leg of Moon Ape Lab's journey unfolded, it gave birth to four additional NFT collections: Loot Bags, Pets, Cola, and Mutants, each adding unique dynamics and value to the Moon Ape ecosystem
  • The original roadmap also promised raffles, leaderboards, charity donations, and a liquidity pool. But as we all know, the crypto space can be unpredictable - in April 2022, a twist of fate saw some of the original team members exit the project, taking the majority of the funds with them. This unexpected turn could have spelled the end, but the Moon Ape Lab community had a different plan in mind
  • In the face of adversity, a group of dedicated holders, armed with a wealth of web3 and business experience, united behind the scenes. They presented a proposal to rescue the project and keep the Moon Ape dream alive. After six weeks of intense negotiations, all project assets, along with a remaining balance of 57 ETH, were transferred to the newly elected team
  • The transition came with a fresh roadmap, designed to honour the promises made to holders while adapting to the evolving landscape. With a slim budget to work with, the new team set out to rebuild and redefine Moon Ape Lab's future
  • One of the defining moments was when the incumbent team, passionate about the project's potential, agreed to work on deferred salaries, with some team members going full-time. This collective dedication reflected the unwavering belief in the project and its community
  • Fast forward to November 2023, and we're on the verge of a remarkable milestone: the launch of our 3D avatars. These avatars, a testament to our resilience and creativity, will redefine the Moon Ape experience
  • The path has been marked by challenges, but it has also been illuminated by the unwavering spirit of the Moon Ape Lab community. We've come together to ensure that Moon Ape Lab not only survives but thrives. Today, we stand on the precipice of a new era in NFTs, as we prepare to unleash our 3D avatars and venture into the Metaverse
  • This journey is a testament to the power of community, the resilience of visionaries, and the belief that together, we can achieve the extraordinary. As we continue shaping the future of Moon Ape Lab, we invite you to join us, and all of the friends we have made along the way, in this incredible adventure

Moon Ape Lab is driven by the holders and led by a team of seasoned professionals who build with, and for,  the community. In June we made our first pivot from a P2E game to a long-term vision where we turn our eye-catching art into a playable asset for the metaverse ecosystem

Owning a Moon Ape NFT is the key to a new era in web development, a gateway to a dynamic way of interacting and connecting digitally, a world where your 3D Avatar becomes your online social identity

Moon Ape Lab Collections are stored as ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and hosted on IPFS. Ownership and commercial usage rights belong to the active owner of each NFT


The Moon Ape Lab Genesis Collection consists of 8,000 ERC-721 non fungible tokens which reside on the Ethereum Blockchain. The collection minted on the 19th of January 2022 and sold out in under 30 minutes

The new and extended team was formed in May 2022 and is made up of 11 professionals from many different sectors. They are all Moon Ape holders and well established members of the community. You can check them out on the Meet the Team page (click each card to find their Twitter profiles)

Our full moon vision is to be one of the most recognisable digital brands, globally. At Moon Ape Lab we believe that NFTs are the future of social identity and that our brand and our art are well positioned for this next movement of social interaction

A good place would be Discord. We get it – there’s a lot to take in when you join a project that is mid flow, but by joining the community you have access to a ton of people who are ready to patiently help with your specific questions. If you just want to read at leisure, our Whitepaper lays out our past and future and any overlaps of the two

Right now we have varying utilities depending on which collection you hold. Season 2 is a bridging season of gameplay while we build and prepare for the Otherside metaverse to launch. You can find a cheat sheet in our Discord server, or you can find full details in our Whitepaper

All staking is done via our Gameplay page right here

Our 3d Genesis Avatars are currently in the 3D design studios and will be available this year. Please visit our 3d Avatar page

We are really proud of our artists and we would never want to do them, or their work, any disservice by launching during the bear market. We will announce the launch date as soon as we believe that the conditions are primed to receive the true value of our art and the Roadmap that we are building

Contact Info

The best place to find the team is in our Discord, where your messages will be seen the fastest and where we make ourselves available to our holders. Alternatively, if you have a business enquiry, you can email us at

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