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OpenSea: Assessing the contribution of these NFTs towards the latest market surge

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OpenSea recorded almost double in sales volume over other top NFT marketplaces in the last seven days according to the latest Nansen report. The leading NFT marketplace, OpenSea’s trading volume within the aforementioned period was cumulatively $52 million.

As compared to marketplaces, such as MagicEden, LooksRare, and X2Y2, it was without-a-doubt hands-down domination.

The blockchain analytics platform reported that MagicEden’s trading volume was about $10.44 million. X2Y2 registered $9.85 million, while LooksRare recorded $3.57 million as of 16 October. 

Source: Nansen

Hence, it was almost certain that Ethereum [ETH] NFTs performed far better than its counterparts. But which collections on the marketplace contributed as much to this achievement?

A blue-chip comeback?

Interestingly, the uptick might be due to the revival of some top NFT collections. A look at CryptoSlam data showed that collections including Bored Ape Yacht Club [BAYC], Crypto Punks, and Azuki made tremendous progress in the last seven days.

Based on the NFT data, BAYC recorded $7.81 million within the period. These 84 transactions took place among 53 buyers and 67 sellers. The record was a 29.90% increase up until the time of this writing. However, BAYC was not the only collection that had a significant uptick.

Mostly, ETH NFTs had a superb performance. Sorare ranked second with a $5.83 million sales volume. Additionally, there was more interest in the Sorare collection than others. This meant that the it contributed more to the OpenSea performance than the top-ranked collection. This was because Sorare had over 89,000 transactions and over 18,000 buyers.

Source: CryptoSlam

Notably, an ETH NFT that had another enormous impact was YuGiYn. According to CryptoSlam, the “set inside the skyscraper” collection performance over the last seven days was a whopping 1,343,724.39% increase. In light of the rise, the sales volume was $1.56 million. 

Despite the monumental rise, YuGiYN was only able to garner the #8 spot across the whole NFT ecosystem. Although the push down might be due to the declining activity of the collections’ traders.

Source: CryptoSlam

Where to go from here

While the seven-day increase was impressive, it was not the same case with the performance in the last 24 hours. CryptoSlam showed that NFT transactions on the Ethereum chain declined 15.66%. As a result, the  wider NFT market indicated a negative sentiment. Hence, the signs that there was a sinking interest were still obvious.

However, the NFT ecosystem might require more than a $10 million ETH sales volume for Ethereum NFTs in the past one-day. So, for the market to recover to incredible levels, transactions might need to go higher and buyer sentiment has to be extremely impressive.


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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