- Messari studies that NFT secondary market gross sales reached new ATH in Q1.
- Ethereum continued to outperform in NFT gross sales quantity.
- Regardless of latest lowered gross sales, NFT adoption is breaking new floor.
The Non-Fungible Token (NFT) market has prolonged strides made final 12 months into 2022. In Q1 of the 12 months, the NFT market reached a brand new report excessive of $10 billion in secondary gross sales quantity in response to a report by Messari.
Ethereum fully dominated in NFT gross sales quantity
Citing information from the NFT business information aggregator CryptoSlam, Messari’s NFT Q1’22 Market Rundown highlighted the market leaders throughout the interval. Of the record-breaking $10 billion secondary market NFT gross sales, $8.5 billion of the gross sales quantity was channeled by way of the Ethereum blockchain.
This determine represents an 84% dominance for the pioneer sensible contracts blockchain, Ethereum. The subsequent NFT enabling blockchain by secondary market gross sales quantity was Solana which recorded $700 million in secondary market NFT gross sales throughout the interval.
Ronin, Avalanche, Move, and Polygon rounded off the highest six blockchains by gross sales quantity. These six blockchains have been liable for 98% of NFT secondary market gross sales quantity within the quarter Messari discovered.
Ethereum’s dominance isn’t any shock because it has lengthy been the de facto chief in each NFT gross sales and DeFi complete worth locked. 4 of the highest 5 NFT collections ranked by all-time gross sales quantity specifically by CryptoPunks, BAYC, MAYC, and Artwork Blocks are domiciled on the Ethereum blockchain.
Messari’s report additionally famous the dominance of OpenSea because the main NFT market in Q1. In the meantime, relative newcomer market ImmutableX reported $70 million in NFT quantity over the past 60 days. The preferred kinds of NFTs stay static NFTs, the report remarked.
NFT adoption isn’t slowing down
One implication of the findings is the truth that the recognition and acceptance of digital collectibles are reaching new highs. One driver of their reputation has been metaverse patents being filed by organizations throughout numerous industries.
Not too long ago, the US Air Drive filed a metaverse patent to trademark its future digital actuality venture “Spaceverse.” The submitting defined that the safe digital world will sometime be used for coaching and different actions by the airforce.
Per a Fortune report, even corporations in China which has a blanket ban on cryptocurrencies have been submitting metaverse patents that may make the most of NFTs. Fortune acknowledged that in 2021, over 1000 Chinese language tech corporations filed 10,000 purposes to register metaverse-related logos.