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2022 may not have had the same level of sales volume as 2021, but it was a year in which many of the previous year’s top collections posted strong secondary sales. 2022 also saw the launch of several new collections, with record-breaking sales leaderboards.
What happened: NFTs continue to be a trending topic in the cryptocurrency sector and one of many areas Benzinga will cover in 2022.
1. Boring Ape Yacht Club, $1.57 billion: original collection Yuga Lab is the best-selling NFT collection in 2022, with over $1.5 billion in sales. Minted in April 2021, the collection ranks second only to Axie Infinity in terms of NFT sales volume in history.
of launch of ape coin monkey/usd and Otherside NFTs Otherdeed are among the catalysts that helped keep the Bored Ape Yacht Club front and center.
2. Mutant Ape Yacht Club$1.14 billion: Similar to the Bored Ape Yacht Club, the Mutant Ape Yacht Club collection may have sparked interest in 2022 with the launch of ApeCoin and Otherdeeds, two items from Yuga Labs assets. assigned to the owner.
The Mutant Ape Yacht Club has more items in its collection and cheaper admission than the Bored Ape Yacht Club, so more people may invest or trade in it in 2022.
3.Otherside of Otherdeed, $1.1 billion: Yuga Labs latest collection Released in 2022 There was a claim against all owners of Bored Ape and Mutant Ape, and a public mint that saw enormous demand. Playing a key role in Yuga Labs’ Otherside metaverse, the NFT collection marks his third release from Yuga Labs and hits $1 billion in sales.
4. Azuki $849.9 million: Launched in January, Azuki is one of the biggest success stories of 2022 and ranks among the top new mints of 2022 that are not new collections. The collection topped the sales charts for several weeks and even sold more than Bored Apes and CryptoPunks. A free airdrop to his Azuki holder called Beanz also saw a surge in sales deals in late 2022.
5. Moonbirds, $613.4 million: Another new 2022 collection ranks among Moonbirds’ top five collections of the year. This collection, released in April by Proof, high initial demand and saw a sales volume of 50,000 ethereum Ethereum/USD First trading day. Proof raises additional funding, count Alexis Ohanian as an investor. Moonbirds could remain a project to watch in 2023.
6. CloneX, $605 million: in 2021 RTFKTthe popular collection continued to perform well in 2022. After being unveiled in December, Nike Inc. NKE was Obtaining RTFKTs Accelerate Web3’s growth plans.
7. Cryptopunks, $575.2 million: One of the first NFT collections on Ethereum was CryptoPunks, launched by Larva Labs in 2017. One of the biggest news stories about NFT was Yuga Labs announced that it acquired the rights From Larva Labs to CryptoPunks and Meebits in March. Yuga announced several future plans for CryptoPunks.
8. graffiti, $391.6 million: Doodles, one of the biggest collections of 2021, will continue its momentum in 2022 with several funding round I saw that Ohanian invested in the project. The company also announced a new CEO to lead the project from Billboard, appointment of Pharrell Williams as Chief Brand Officer.
9. Stray $318.1 million: Sprots and entertainment NFT collection Sorare was one of the top 2022 NFT collections. Release of digital trading cards Both Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association games. The company also celebrated the 2022 World Cup with a Global Challenge featuring players competing against some of the top teams.
10. Axie Infinity, $291.1 million: The play-to-earn game Axie Infinity was one of the biggest success stories of 2021 and was the top weekly NFT for many weeks of the year.
In 2022, the project lost momentum and saw Play-to-Earn, an area that Web3 struggled with. A new version of the game was released and some updates helped restore momentum to the game, but November’s collection sales fell below his $1.5 million, far below what the project was doing before. Far away. Axie Infinity surpassed his $4 billion in NFT collection sales and still ranks among the all-time leaders.
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