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

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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 response to knowledge posted by “rchen8” on Dune Analytics, OpenSea has generated greater than $700 million price of buying and selling quantity because the begin of 2022, with Jan. 3 being the largest day of the 12 months with a whopping $255.8 million price of 24-hour quantity.

Whereas common onlookers as Wu Blockchain have asserted that the amount on Jan. 3 was a file excessive for OpenSea, earlier knowledge posted by rchen8 on Dune Analytics reveals 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% wanting the platform’s ATH in August of $3.42 billion. With the NFT market already conducting greater than $700 million price of buying and selling quantity throughout the first 4 days of January, the file highs could quickly be damaged if the momentum continues all through this month.

Bored Ape mania

An element that could 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.

Knowledge from CryptoSlam reveals that the MAYC is at present the top-ranked NFT venture 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 price of secondary quantity, whereas the BAYC has generated $14 million. In response to OpenSea, the present flooring value for BAYC NFTs is a hefty 67 Ether (ETH) price roughly $250,000, whereas the MAYC NFTs are at present going for 15.87 ETH, or $59,300.

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