NFT Market Sales Climb 16% Higher; 43.48% Increase in Buyers in Third Week of 2023
Closing out the third week of January 2023, non-fungible token (NFT) assets saw a 16.39% increase in overall sales. 320,580 buyers participated in the NFT market action this past week, an increase of 43.48% compared to the week prior. $256.69 million in NFT sales were recorded over the last seven days, with $206.06 million being Ethereum-based NFTs.
Ethereum Dominates NFT Market as Blockchains Theta, Fantom, Palm, and Wax See Largest Gains in NFT Sales
Digital ownership continues in 2023 with $256.69 million in non-fungible token (NFT) sales over the last seven days, according to statistics from cryptoslam.io. This represents a 16.39% increase from the previous week’s NFT sales and includes 1,355,376 NFT transactions. A total of 320,580 buyers participated in the market activity, a 43.48% increase from the prior week.
Out of 20 unique blockchain networks, Ethereum (ETH) dominated, with $206.06 million of the past week’s sales coming from the ETH chain. ETH-based NFT sales increased by 24.78% over the last week. The second-leading blockchain in terms of NFT sales this week is Solana (SOL), which had $36,378,730 in NFT sales. However, Solana NFT sales were down 10.44% compared to the previous week.
The blockchains that saw the largest seven-day gains in terms of NFT sales were Theta, up 239%; Fantom, up 144%; Palm, up 97%; and Wax, up 73% this week. The top-selling cryptographic collections this week included Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC), Azuki, and Otherdeed.
The top three most expensive NFT sales this week include Bored Ape Yacht Club #4,025, which sold seven days ago for $613,000; Cryptopunk #7,674, which sold for $451,000 five days ago; and Cryptopunk #7,641, which sold for around $418,000 three days ago. At 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, Cryptopunks had the highest floor value at 66.69 ETH, while BAYC’s floor was just below at 66.247 ETH, according to data from nftpricefloor.com.