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Otherside NFT: How sales of digital real estate have helped the ‘Apes’ grow

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Staying afloat as an NFT Project within the ecosystem is largely dependent on the ability to innovate and expand. In March, Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club announced the acquisition of CryptoPunks and Meebits. Also, last month it announced that its Metaverse “Otherside” would be powered by Apecoin. This pushed the coin to take on a significantly bullish trend since then.

On Saturday, Yung Labs commenced the sale of real estate on its newly launched metaverse, “Otherside” recording over $100,000,000 worth of digital real estate 45 minutes after the launch. All of these developmental activities have put the BAYC back atop the NFT Collection Rankings by Sales Volume. What else did we note in the last 24 hours?

The ‘Apes’ Are Flying Over the Moon

Sitting comfortably at the top of the NFT Collection Rankings with a floor price of 134.0000 ETH, BAYC recorded a trading volume of over 138, 000 ETH in the last 24 hours. This totaled $43,958,441.  This represented a 146% increment in sales volume in just a day.

For context, in the last 24 hours, the total sales volume recorded for the sale of NFTs across all marketplaces stood at $146,236,47. This means that the sales of BAYC NFTs alone represented over 60% of the total number of sales recorded.

According to data from OpenSea, the days leading up to the launch of its metaverse were marked with steady growth in sales volume for BAYC. On 28 April, the BAYC recorded a sales volume of 1532.41 with the sale of 10 BAYC NFTs.

Two days ago, this went up by 40% as a total of 14 BAYC NFTs were sold on the marketplace bringing the sales volume up by 38%. Yesterday, total sales for the BAYC NFTs on the marketplace 31 and the sales volume recorded went up by a whopping 126%.

Source: OpenSea

Further to this, data from Cryptoslam revealed that across all NFTs Marketplaces, 88 new buyers have obtained a BAYC NFT in the last 24 hours. Also, a total of 105 transactions have been conducted in relation to the NFT.

Source; Cryptoslam.

End of the road for the “Birds”?

Moonbirds which ranked third at the time of writing recorded a sales volume totaling $268 million within a week of its launch ranking higher than BAYC. However, it has since fallen in rank and its sales volume grew by a measly 25% in the past 24 hours. Since its launch, the sales volume for the NFTs appears to have taken on a steady decline.

Source: CryptoSlam



Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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