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These Ethereum NFTs escaped plunging, and it’s not BAYC or MAYC

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At a time when the broader NFT market was experiencing a notable decline, a few collections have been impressive.

These Ethereum NFTs escaped plunging, and it’s not BAYC or MAYC

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  • The Autoglyphs and Azuki collections showed strength despite the broader market tumble.
  • The number of addresses buying NFTs fell to June 2021 levels.

It has been a horrendous last 30 days for blue-chip Ethereum [ETH] NFTs in the market with a handful of them experiencing significant downturns in value. However, out of the top 10 collections in market capitalization, only two were able to flee from the nose-diving state.

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Not a Yuga Labs season

According to IntoTheBlock, these “escapees” were not Bored Ape Yacht Club [BAYC] or Mutant Ape Yacht Club [MAYC].

Instead, Autoglyphs, the first on-chain generative art on the blockchain, and Azuki were the ones able to salvage what was left of a widespread decreasing floor price.

The data from the blockchain insight platform showed every other collection had to deal with a double-digit decrease in price. And for BAYC, much hasn’t happened since its floor price went below the 50 ETH mark.

This implied that interest in buying and selling these non-fungible tokens has waned.

However, the 4.70% and 1.44% hike in the value of the aforementioned performing assets were not able to lead them to the top of the standing in volume despite registering growth. 

Despite the decrease in value of both MAYC and BAYC, they sustained the first and second positions respectively in terms of volume. 

The volume describes the total number of successfully completed transactions in one collection via the Ethereum network.

Therefore, the 593,900 and 553,000 ETH recorded by both Yuga Labs-created collections means that traders were necessarily selling their stakes in the assets.

Eradication on the edge

Following the drop in prices, sales volume on the Ethereum blockchain fell incredibly. According to CryptoSlam, the metric decreased by 19.89% in the last seven days. This left the volume at $450.11 million.

Ethereum NFTs sales volume

Source: CryptoSlam

Furthermore, the buyer count has also shrunk—a 59.28% decrease within the same period. Thus, this also impacted the total transactions and wash volume negatively.

Earlier, IntoTheBlock reported that Ethereum was not the only blockchain affected by the dwindling interest. But despite a quick resurgence in February, addresses buying NFTs fell to their lowest since 2021.

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Additionally, the broader Ethereum ecosystem, liquidity, and infrastructure contributed to the resilience of these NFTs before the recent dump. However, collectors and investors may not be wary of trading these assets for quick gains.

But as the NFT market continues to mature, it will be interesting to see how these lesser-known projects fare and whether they can continue to defy market trends.


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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