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Is Blur [BLUR] on the way to become the numero uno NFT marketplace?

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Is Blur [BLUR] on the way to become the numero uno NFT marketplace?

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  • Blur recorded exponential gains in trading volume and royalties.
  • Blur’s growth prompted a change in OpenSea’s marketplace policies.

With its phenomenal growth over the last few months, the NFT marketplace Blur [BLUR] has become the talk of the town.

According to Blur’s financial statement released by Token Terminal, the total trading volume for the month of February has already hit $415 million, marking a 150% jump from November.

Additionally, the royalties paid on the marketplace saw a meteoric rise as well. At press time, the total royalty fees paid in February soared to $3.24 million, which was a 20% jump over the previous month and a whopping 326% rise from November.

The launch of BLUR token earlier this week added strength to its performance.


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Blur surges ahead

Unlike other players in the ecosystem, Blur doesn’t charge any marketplace fee from its traders. Furthermore, since its launch, it has been dropping ‘Care Packages’ containing BLUR tokens, aimed at incentivizing trading activity on its platform.

With the launch of BLUR, users were allowed to redeem their care packages for the platform’s native token. According to data from Dune Analytics, a total of 360 million tokens have been airdropped and 93% of them have been claimed, at the time of writing.

Blur’s daily trading volume quadrupled after the launch of BLUR and its market share stayed above 70% during a good part of last week, comfortably surpassing market leader OpenSea.

Source: Dune Analytics

Native token set to fly high?

Interestingly, a large part of Blur’s recent growth could be attributed to its position as a leading NFT marketplace aggregator. Data from Dune Analytics showed that Blur enjoyed a monopoly in this landscape, accounting for more than 96% of the daily trading volume.

Source: Dune Analytics

With all the right boxes ticking, the focus shifts to the price of the newly launched BLUR token. At press time, it jumped 21% to be valued at $1.35, per CoinMarketCap. If growth in key marketplace indicators continues to hold, token holders could expect rapid gains in the coming weeks.


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In the face of stiff competition from Blur, OpenSea had to introduce sweeping changes to its marketplace policy. This included doing away with the 2.5% service fees on sales and making creator royalties optional, something which Blur already offered which arguably worked in its favor.

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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