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OpenSea NFT buying and selling quantity surges as Bored Ape mania intensifies

NFT buying and selling volumes on OpenSea are surging in January amid a renewed speculative frenzy on Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Membership (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Membership (MAYC).

In accordance with information posted by “rchen8” on Dune Analytics, OpenSea has generated greater than $700 million value of buying and selling quantity for the reason that begin of 2022, with Jan. 3 being the most important day of the yr with a whopping $255.8 million value of 24-hour quantity.

Whereas fashionable onlookers as Wu Blockchain have asserted that the quantity on Jan. 3 was a file excessive for OpenSea, earlier information posted by rchen8 on Dune Analytics exhibits that Aug. 29 noticed the all-time excessive (ATH) of $322 million.

In December, OpenSea’s month-to-month quantity topped $3.24 billion and fell simply 5.3% in need of the platform’s ATH in August of $3.42 billion. With the NFT market already conducting greater than $700 million value of buying and selling quantity inside the first 4 days of January, the file highs might quickly be damaged if the momentum continues all through this month.

Bored Ape mania

An element which may be contributing to OpenSea’s surging volumes, is the latest mania surrounding the BAYC and MAYC NFTs together with a basket of different initiatives from Yuga Labs.

Information from CryptoSlam exhibits that the MAYC is at present the top-ranked NFT challenge by way of seven-day quantity on secondary markets at $93.2 million, with the BAYC NFTs following intently behind at second with $88.4 million.

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Over the previous 30 days, the MAYC and BAYC initiatives have generated $189.7 million and $182.6 million apiece, making them the third and fourth highest ranked NFT collections on the time of writing.

When it comes to 24-hour quantity, MAYC has garnered $18.7 million value of secondary quantity, whereas the BAYC has generated $14 million. In accordance with OpenSea, the present flooring worth for BAYC NFTs is a hefty 67 Ether (ETH) value roughly $250,000, whereas the MAYC NFTs are at present going for 15.87 ETH, or $59,300.

In January up to now, a number of Pop-culture icons comparable to rapper Eminem, musician Britney Spears, and comic Dave Chappelle all reportedly snapping up BAYC NFTs for six-figure sums this month.