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  • Since its launch, Blur has become a major marketplace for NFT traders
  • Blur has had an impressive run but still appears to be behind the major NFT marketplace

Blur is an up-and-coming Ethereum [ETH]-based Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace, and its recent actions have caused quite a stir in the industry. New data showed that OpenSea and its contemporaries in the NFT industry have a different sway than they once had due to this emerging marketplace.

What percentage of the market did this new platform successfully usurp?

What is Blur?

Blur Marketplace is a lightning-fast NFT aggregator in the Ethereum network and a community-owned NFT marketplace for institutional traders. Besides advocating for creative royalties, the NFT marketplace also provided enforced royalties. Blur NFTs can obstruct zero royalty markets like any other Blur NFT.

The ecosystem is designed so that newcomers can swiftly advance as they become familiar with its various features and capabilities. Potential investors have been drawn to this new market because of its appealing business concept, making it a viable option. 

Blurring the divide?

A glance at Sealaunch’s Dune analytics dashboard revealed that Blur had accumulated an amazing volume in December. Since the beginning of the month, its volume had increased by two times that of OpenSea. The volume seen at the time of writing was roughly 3,700 ETH instead of 1,500 for OpenSea.

Blur trade volume

Source: Dune Analytics

However, an NFT Sales Count metric examination revealed that the new marketplace was still lagging behind OpenSea. However, it recorded the measure’s second-highest Sales Count, and its performance was superior to that of other markets. Over 13,000 NFTs were sold on the top marketplace, whereas just 8,000 were sold on Blur.

Blur sales count

Source: Dune Analytics

The volume distribution chart demonstrated that Blur had established itself as a powerful rival in the industry. It held more than 26% of the overall volume, second only to OpenSea, which had 49% of it. However, when the user distribution and sales distribution charts were examined, the disparity seemed greater. Compared to 72.6% and 61.2% for OpenSea, it had 9.6% and 14.9%, respectively.

Blur distribution

Source: Dune analytics

Blur’s Ascent creates options for traders…

Since its October launch, Blur has produced excellent stats, and Ascent was not ignored in the NFT industry. Although it experienced an incredible rise, it still trailed OpenSea in terms of market share and user base. Furthermore, this was expected, given how long both marketplaces have existed, Blur could narrow the gap even more if it maintained its present trend.

Due to the variety of marketplaces available for conducting NFT trades, investors stand to gain in this situation.


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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