The creators of the Bored Apes Yacht Club (BAYC) have been identified as Greg Solano and Wylie Aronow, two Florida men, according to a BuzzFeed News report. Solano, 32, is a writer and editor who goes by the moniker Gargamel, while Aronow, 35, goes by the moniker Gordon Goner.

Following the publication of BuzzFeed’s article, the two responded to the situation on Twitter with the “Web2 me vs. Web3 me” meme, in which you compare a photo of yourself in the real world to an NFT or avatar that is supposed to represent you in the metaverse. Aronow and Solano both claim to have been doxxed after comparing photos of themselves with Bored Ape NFTs.

According to BuzzFeed, the company behind the BAYC, Yuga Labs, found Solano and Aronow’s information by searching public business records for Yuga Labs. Yuga Labs had an address linked to Solano, and other public records linked Solano to Aronow were discovered. Yuga Labs CEO Nicole Muniz confirmed to BuzzFeed that Solano and Aronow are the true cofounders.

BuzzFeed even found some old information about the two on the internet, such as Aronow’s “Readers of the Week” interview with the Chicago Tribune and Solano’s literary critiques. Interviews with publications such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and CoinDesk help to connect the dots between the duo’s online personas and their real-life stories, confirming what we already know about them. While growing up in Florida, the two met and came up with the idea for the BYAC in order to break into the cryptocurrency world.

Aronow and Solano aren’t the ones who drew the anthropomorphic apes, in case you were wondering. Seneca, a 27-year-old artist, is credited with designing the apes’ base design for the first Bored Apes collection. Two BYAC cofounders, No Sass and Emperor Tomato Ketchup, are still unknown.

I’m not sure what I was expecting, but the reveal of BYAC’s identity was a little less dramatic than I had hoped. Anticlimatic is probably a good thing, given that the BYAC has sold millions of dollars worth of ape artwork, is partnering with companies like Adidas, and has had numerous celebrities, including Paris Hilton and Jimmy Fallon, purchase their NFTs.