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NFT Sales Drop 59% in Second Week of 2023; Ethereum Dominates Top 20 Blockchains with 75% of Sales

Non-fungible token (NFT) sales have dropped significantly in contrast to the seven days prior, as NFT sales are down 59.35% this week. During the past seven days, $208.68 million in NFT sales were recorded, with $157.20 stemming from the Ethereum blockchain. The top-selling NFT collection this past week was the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), with $16.69 million in sales, equating to 7.998% of the $208 million in sales this week.

Ethereum and Solana Lead NFT Sales Among Top 20 Blockchains Amid Lower Digital Collectible Sales This Week

During the first week of 2023, NFT sales were up 26% compared to the final week of 2022. However, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, sales were down 59.35% from the previous week. Of the top 20 blockchains that issue NFTs, Ethereum accounted for 75.33% of the sales recorded between Jan. 8 and Jan. 15, 2023.

NFT Sales Drop 59% in Second Week of 2023; Ethereum Dominates Top 20 Blockchains with 75% of Sales
NFT sales from Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023.

Solana held the second-largest position in terms of NFT sales, with 18.04% of the week’s total sales, or $37.66 million. Ethereum and Solana were followed by Immutable X, Binance Coin (BNB), and Cardano as the top five chains in terms of this week’s NFT sales data.

The top five NFT collections this week in terms of total sales include the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), Azuki, Art Blocks, and Bored Ape Kennel Club. These are followed by Otherdeed, Sorare, The Captainz, Beanz, and Mutant Hound Collars.

NFT Sales Drop 59% in Second Week of 2023; Ethereum Dominates Top 20 Blockchains with 75% of Sales

According to data from, the BAYC collection had the highest floor value in terms of NFT floor values on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. BAYC was followed by Cryptopunks, MAYC, Autoglyphs, and The Sandbox, respectively. While the BAYC floor value at the time of writing was 70.408 ETH, the Cryptopunks floor value on Sunday was 66.19 ETH.

NFT Sales Drop 59% in Second Week of 2023; Ethereum Dominates Top 20 Blockchains with 75% of Sales

Last week’s NFT sales saw an influx of trading from the Mineablepunks collection, as the top five most expensive NFTs sold were from that compilation. This week, statistics from show that the most expensive NFT sold was Cryptopunk #4,608, which sold five days ago for $329,000.

The second-most-expensive NFT sold during the past seven days was Cryptopunk #6,994, which sold three days ago for $283,000. The top two most expensive NFTs sold this week were followed by Otherdeed #89,263 and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) #7,576.

NFT collections that had better sales this week than the previous week include Artblocks, which saw a 62.94% increase, Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) rose 8.10%, Otherdeed sales increased by 11.97%, and Beanz has risen by 32.82%.

In terms of blockchains, Binance Coin (BNB) saw a 62.20% increase in NFT sales, Flow sales were up 77.99%, Immutable X jumped 8.51%, Solana rose 3.11%, and Ronin NFT sales increased by 84.75% over the past seven days. Blockchains that saw sales decline since last week include Ethereum, Cardano, Wax, Algorand, and Cronos.

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What do you think is causing the decline in NFT sales this week, and do you think this trend will continue in the coming weeks? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 6,000 articles for News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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