The 2022 NFT market has investors perplexed. Recent reports show a downtrend in the sales of NFTs giving rise to the feeling that the NFT craze is waning. Since NFT sales peaked in September 2021, there has been a 46% decrease in sales. However, it seems some NFTs are better than others as Kanav Jain , AMBCrypto journalist, describes in the following article.
A recently published report suggests a major downtrend in NFT sales. This led to calls of a worrying NFT market sentiment which are gradually being quashed after big performances recently.
Nonfungible published a report talking about the NFT market performance during the Q1 of 2022. The report has raised many eyebrows after being published, indicating a depleting culture of the NFTs.
The first quarter of 2022 has seen some worrying trends in the NFT market. There has been a 46% fall in the number of NFT sales. Moreover, the daily average sales have dropped to 19,000 per week, a 92% decline from a peak of about 225,000 in September 2021.
There has also been a near 30% drop in buyers for the NFT which is attributed to two reasons. The number of active traders has plummeted from almost a million accounts towards end of 2021 to about 491,000, as reported by NBC. With the flood of supply, there are about five NFTs for every buyer as per Chainalysis. The lack of scarcity, it seems, contributed to the downfall of NFTs.
But what about this data?
The Non-Fungible report suggested a scathing review of the NFT marketplace in Q1 of 2022. But latest data acquired from CryptoSlam, indicates a different trend for NFT performance as we enter May 2022.
In the previous 30 days, several leading blockchains have handled astronomical NFT sales volume. Ethereum is the leading blockchain, with Solana a distant second, followed by Flow, Polygon, and Avalanche.
Ethereum recorded a 66% growth in NFT sales standing at $3.9 billion. Much of it is formed by the “Otherdeed” and “Moonbirds” collections, with their total sales valued at $1.3 billion. Solana accumulated a sales volume of $325 million after a 50% surge. The leading NFTs on this network are “Okay Bears” and “DeGods” valued at around $100 million.
Finally, the NFT global index by sales volume increased by 60% to $4.44 billion. The NFT market did drop towards the beginning of the year but is slowly gathering pace, as the numbers indicate here.
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