The price of ApeCoin (APE), the native token of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection built on the Ethereum  blockchain  , rose and sank briefly during the European trading session on Wednesday.

The price swing is likely related to the action of the Founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, who earlier in the day changed his Twitter profile picture to what resembles a collage of the Bored Apes.

According to data on CoinGecko, an independent cryptocurrency data aggregator, the price of APE rose from $14.40 to as high as $17.60 before falling back to $15.90.

APE price chart on CoinGecko

CoinGecko APE price chart earlier on Wednesday. Surge and sink on extreme right.

Before the price fell to $15.90, Musk had written “I dunno... seems kinda  fungible  ” in another tweet, with no context.

In his reaction to Musk’s action, Michael Bouhanna, the Vice President of Contemporary Art Specialist & Co-Head of Digital Art at Sotheby’s, an art auction house, urged the American billionaire to remove the profile picture or credit him.

“@elonmusk, as much as I admire your work, I'd like you to remove your pfp [profile picture] that I created for our Sotheby’s sale. Or you credit me. Happy to send you the original file minted with the buyer's approval,” Bouhanna tweeted.

On the contrary, in a post earlier in January, the prominent entrepreneur had described as “annoying” profile pictures on Twitter showing the user’s NFT.

Musk in another tweet on Wednesday wrote that while Twitter will always be free for casual users, it may attract “a slight cost” for business organizations and government officials.

Recent Acquisition

Musk recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion.

“The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon’s proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty and financing. The proposed transaction will deliver a substantial cash premium, and we believe it is the best path forward for Twitter’s stockholders,” Bret Taylor, Twitter’s Independent Board Chairman, said in a statement.

When Musk initially acquired a 9.2% stake in Twitter last month, the purchase increased Twitter and Dogecoins' stock prices.

The price of ApeCoin (APE), the native token of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection built on the Ethereum  blockchain  , rose and sank briefly during the European trading session on Wednesday.

The price swing is likely related to the action of the Founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, who earlier in the day changed his Twitter profile picture to what resembles a collage of the Bored Apes.

According to data on CoinGecko, an independent cryptocurrency data aggregator, the price of APE rose from $14.40 to as high as $17.60 before falling back to $15.90.

APE price chart on CoinGecko

CoinGecko APE price chart earlier on Wednesday. Surge and sink on extreme right.

Before the price fell to $15.90, Musk had written “I dunno... seems kinda  fungible  ” in another tweet, with no context.

In his reaction to Musk’s action, Michael Bouhanna, the Vice President of Contemporary Art Specialist & Co-Head of Digital Art at Sotheby’s, an art auction house, urged the American billionaire to remove the profile picture or credit him.

“@elonmusk, as much as I admire your work, I'd like you to remove your pfp [profile picture] that I created for our Sotheby’s sale. Or you credit me. Happy to send you the original file minted with the buyer's approval,” Bouhanna tweeted.

On the contrary, in a post earlier in January, the prominent entrepreneur had described as “annoying” profile pictures on Twitter showing the user’s NFT.

Musk in another tweet on Wednesday wrote that while Twitter will always be free for casual users, it may attract “a slight cost” for business organizations and government officials.

Recent Acquisition

Musk recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion.

“The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon’s proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty and financing. The proposed transaction will deliver a substantial cash premium, and we believe it is the best path forward for Twitter’s stockholders,” Bret Taylor, Twitter’s Independent Board Chairman, said in a statement.

When Musk initially acquired a 9.2% stake in Twitter last month, the purchase increased Twitter and Dogecoins' stock prices.