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Month: July 2021

Trending Dapps – Yield Farms, Play-to-Earn & NFT Collections

Your weekly update to discover new dapps in a variety of categories, including DeFi, NFT and games.
Your weekly update to discover new dapps in a variety of categories, including DeFi yield farms, NFT collections and games. This week we check some of the latest dapps, look at interesting NFT collections, and dive into some cool games.

The blockchain is full of dapps that are under constant development. At DappRadar we track thousands of them across 20 different blockchains. Every week DappRadar dives into the ecosystem to uncover the dapps that are trending, upcoming and interesting to…

Art Blocks Dominates the NFT Race – Top 10 Sales

Taking a look at the top 10 most expensive Art Blocks NFTs
In the past seven days, Art Blocks has made waves among the NFT collectors’ community. According to DappRadar data, eight out of the ten most expensive NFT sales for the past 24 hours have been from the Art Blocks NFT collection.

The top performer yesterday was The Eternal Pump #29, which sold for 100 WETH, or $236,930 at the time of writing. Out of the top ten sales for the day, there are only two CryptoPunks that made the chart, all other NFTs come from Art Blocks collections.

Following this surge in interest and…

Axie Infinity Most Valuable NFT Collection Ever

It will probably reach $1 billion in NFT trading volume next month
Axie Infinity has become the most valuable NFT collection in the history of the blockchain. The game has seen more than $753 million being traded in Axie NFTs and virtual land since its inception in 2018.

The play-to-earn game has dethroned NBA Top Shot as the leading NFT series, while CryptoPunks dropped to third place. At this moment the Axie Infinity NFT collection sees approximately $150 million in trading volume per week, suggesting that the collection will expand its lead in the weeks to come. At the current rate,…

HodlGod x DappRadar NFT Sale Takes Place Today

Create DR-1 one, or destroy robot parts to receive VOID tokens
Today the unique DR-1 NFT collectible series by DappRadar and HodlGod will launch on the Wax blockchain. Buy robot parts and build the unique DR-1 for awesome NFT drops, save the individual robot parts as a collectible, or destroy them and receive VOID tokens.

The DR-1 set consists of 5 different NFTs: torso, left arm, right arm, legs, and an energy orb. Holders of the complete set will be rewarded with the full DR-1 robot. Users who hold on to the completed set, which are the 5 NFTs and the battle robot, will be eligible…

On-chain Generated Art Strong Impact on Top 10 NFT Sales with Art Blocks and Autoglyphs

The Sandbox and XCOPY on top of the charts
Two large estates in The Sandbox sold for more than $560,000 over the past week, while the biggest NFT sale in the past 7 days has been an artwork by XCOPY. According to on-chain data gathered by DappRadar, there’s also lots of demand for on-chain generated artworks like, for example, Autoglyphs and NFTs from the Art Blocks platform. 

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen artworks by XCOPY appear in the Top 10 NFT Sales multiple times. An artwork called ‘Hello admin pm me’ sold for $378,400. In addition, two artworks in the Art Blocks…

A Painting or an NFT of It: Which Will Be More Valuable?

The British artist Damien Hirst, best known for putting a shark in a tank of formaldehyde, has gotten on the NFT bandwagon.NFTs, or nonfungible tokens, rely on blockchain technology to designate an official copy of a piece of digital media that would otherwise be cheap or free. Mr. Hirst is selling a collection of 10,000 NFTs, each of which corresponds to a physical dot painting, for $2,000 each. A year from now, the collectors of the series, called “The Currency,” will have to decide whether to keep the NFT or the painting; whichever one they don’t choose will be destroyed.Is it…

Trending Dapps – NFT Avatars, Upcoming DeFi Dapps & Play-to-Earn Games

Your weekly update to discover new dapps in a variety of categories, including DeFi, NFT and games.
Your weekly update to discover new dapps in a variety of categories, including DeFi, NFT and games. This week we take a look at some of the hottest profile-picture NFT avatars. In addition we look at some of the smaller, perhaps interesting NFT marketplaces. But our list of trending dapps wouldn’t be complete without diving into DeFi. We give you three interesting DeFi dapps on new, upcoming blockchains.

The blockchain is full of dapps that are under constant development. At DappRadar…

SupDucks Off to Flying Start as Possible Hit NFT Collection

The collection gained $1.63 million in volume in 24h
SupDucks, an avatar-style collection of NFTs featuring hand-drawn ducks, is a surprising top performer in DappRadar’s Top NFT Collections ranking in the past 24 hours. Ranking at second place, activity from sales from the collection boosted its volume to an impressive $1.63 million.

With a little more than 1,000 unique active wallets interacting with SupDucks smart contracts, such high volume is impressive. Currently, the floor price for a SupDucks NFT is 0.23 ETH, or about $1,820 at the time of writing. 

SupDucks dominated the…

The Sandbox, XCOPY and CryptoPunks Dominate Top 10 NFT Sales

Generative art and avatar NFTs remain strong performers in the NFT space
With $278,000 for a virtual estate in The Sandbox, there’s only one non-art NFT in this week’s list of DappRadar’s Top 10 NFT Sales. CryptoPunks dominated the charts, followed up by two NFT artworks by XCOPY. Autoglyphs and Bored Ape Yacht Club complete the top 10. 

During the past 7 days there haven’t been any individual NFT sales worth more than $1 million. As a matter of fact, the values of the NFTs in the DappRadar Top 10 NFT Sales are all similar, ranging from $196,000 to $396,000. 

The top…

NFT | ART: Expanding the definition of ‘artist’

Delhi-based sculptor and artist Shovin Bhattacharjee, 45, has been creating digital art since 2002. Among the first Indians to list his work as an NFT, he says, “I have always faced the challenge of limited buyers because the notion still persists that digital art is not authentic art”. The concerns relating to copyright add to buyer hesitation.NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are helping change that by enabling creators and collectors to verify authenticity by encrypting an unforgeable signature on the blockchain. Christie’s sale of Everydays: The First 5000 Days by the cryptoartist…

$2 Million for Double-faced Piggy Meebit – Top 10 NFT Sales

Axie Infinity did $161,000,000 in trading volume in the past week
With a $2 million price tag, the double-faced piggy Meebit #17522 has become the biggest on-chain NFT purchase of the last week. The DappRadar Top 10 NFT Sales gets completed by assets from Axie Infinity, CryptoPunks, and artwork by Hackatao.

While Axie Infinity continues its march for world domination, the biggest NFT sale from this week came from a surprising collection: Meebits. A double-faced pig Meebit sold for 1,000 ETH or more than $2,17 million.

The buyer’s wallet is a bit mysterious. Meebit #17522 is…

NeftyBlocks Dethrones Atomic Market As Leading WAX NFT Marketplace

NeftyBlocks attracts 400% more users in a week
NeftyBlocks, the most popular WAX-based NFT marketplace, has seen a remarkable 400% increase in the number of unique active wallets interacting with the platform. Over the past seven days, NeftyBlocks saw more than 84,000 unique user wallets interact with its smart contracts, boosting the number of transactions to 191,710. 

While both the number of users and the number of transactions increased significantly, NeftyBlocks saw an 87% drop in volume compared to the week before. 

The boost in activity on the marketplace came in a big…

NFT Art Project DeafBeef Traded Over $1,3 Million

Audiovisual art created using an old laptop and blockchain technology
Computer and blockchain generated audiovisual NFTs in the DeafBeef collection have already generated more than $1,3 million or 628 ETH since their launch four months ago. In the past 24 hours 4 artworks in the collections sold for more than $100,000 each according to DappRadar NFT Sales data.

The creator of the DeafBeaf NFTs has been inspired by other on-chain artworks, like Euler Beats, Art Blocks and Autoglyphs. He started creating them during the COVID pandemic using an old laptop with Linux installed.

He used…

NFT Marketplace NeftyBlocks and Atomic See Big Growth on Wax

Both platforms registered more than 60,000 active wallets in the past 24 hours
Two leading marketplaces on the Wax blockchain have seen massive growth in the last 24 hours pushing them to 4th and 5th respectively in the overall DappRadar rankings. Atomic Assets and NeftyBlocks have seen a big increase in activity. 

At the time of writing Atomic Assets, the leading NFT marketplace on Wax has seen 64,390 unique active wallets interact with its smart contracts. While NeftyBlocks is catching up fast with 63,280 unique active wallets within the same time frame.

The surge in active…

Never Miss NFT Drops Again With Nifty Drops

Watch NFT Drops Like a Hawk — Across All Blockchains
Nifty Inc, a Delaware-based NFT tech company has announced the launch of the Nifty Drops App, the first IOS and Android App to feature live and upcoming NFT drops across all blockchains.

The app has been designed for NFT collectors and creators to address some major limitations with the current NFT marketplaces. Firstly by listing NFT drops across all blockchains. This means that NFT collectors can view NFT drops across different marketplaces and different blockchains, instead of one marketplace and blockchain at the time. …

Internet Culture Has Big Impact on NFT Sales – Top 10 NFT Sales

Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, and CryptoPunks complete the list
The history of the internet had a big impact on NFT sales last week, as both Tim Berners-Lee and Reddit made it into the DappRadar Top 10 NFT Sales. Internet inventor Berners-Lee sold an NFT through Sotheby’s for $5,4 million, while Reddit auctioned their first individual NFTs for $238,650 and higher. 

NFT collectors see value in holding a piece of history, even when that piece of history is a reference to the original work. Internet inventor Tim Berners-Lee auctioned an NFT referencing the original internet source code…

NFT Trading Activity Doubled in Q2 2021

Axie Infinity leading the pack with remarkable growth!
The number of NFT sales and the daily average of unique wallets has more than doubled in Q2 2021 compared with the first quarter. In comparison to Q1, the number of sales spiked in 111.46%, while the daily average of unique wallets increased 151.86%.

Especially play-to-earn games have seen tremendous growth in the past three months. Alien Worlds is worth mentioning, but Axie Infinity has been leading the charge. The Pokémon-inspired battle game is mentioned as a key-driver for the NFT industry in the second quarter of 2021,…

Sotheby’s Auctions Internet Source Code NFT for $5,4 million

The original works by Tim Berners-Lee immortalized as an NFT
Tim Berners-Lee and renowned auction house Sotheby’s have auctioned an NFT containing the original source code for the invention of the internet for more than $5,4 million. The auction actually came with a bundle of NFTs, each depicting different works written by or inspired by Berners-Lee’s historical invention. 

The auctioned NFT contained a 30-minute animated visualization of the code being written, the original time-stamped files containing the source code, vector graphics representing the source code and a letter by…

Reddit, Twitter, and CNN Enter NFT Race

Mainstream adoption here we come?
The digital collectibles world got a very welcome booster this week as three major platforms announced their entry into the NFT market. Social platforms Reddit and Twitter have both dropped NFT collections whilst major US-based news channel CNN has made moments from history available for purchase as NFTs on the Flow blockchain. 

Leading social media network Twitter launched their non-fungible token giveaway ‘The 140 Collection’ on Wednesday. The NFT campaign put the spotlight firmly on the evolution of the social media network itself. The social…