NFT markets slump as weekly sales volume dives 30%

The nonfungible token (NFT) collections by Yuga Labs have experienced a dramatic downturn in transaction volume over the past 24 hours. 

Otherdeed is down just over 50%, Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) is down 46% and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is down 25%, according to data from NFT market tracker NFTGo.

Over the past 24 hours, general NFT market activity has mirrored Yuga’s collections, where volume has dropped 31% to $113 million. However, prices have not yet followed suit, as the total NFT market cap has dropped marginally to $19.5 billion in the same period.

24hr market analysis by NFTGO

Those collections comprise three of the top five traded collections globally. Each collection except Otherdeeds has seen nearly 50% drop-offs in volume over the past seven days as well, possibly indicating the NFT market is cooling off. 

Among the top ten collections by sales volume, only three are in the green. CyberBrokers is in second place and is up 4,124%, Azuki is in fifth place and is up 7.5% and ninth-place Doodles is up 22.74%, according to NFT market tracker CryptoSlam.

In addition to collections from Yuga Labs, which are all traded on Ethereum, sales volume across eight of the ten most active blockchains for NFTs has suffered double-digit losses over the past seven days.

On average, sales volumes are down 22.5% among Ethereum, Solana, Flow, Avalanche, Ronin, BNB Chain, WAX and Panini. Only Polygon and Tezos sales volumes are up 16.5% and 58.8%, respectively, according to data from CryptoSlam.

NFT sales volumes are down. Cryptoslam

Active market wallets that have made an NFT trade over the past seven days have been dropping steadily along with the total number of unique buyers since May 1. Active market wallets have fallen 69% to 16,792 and unique buyers have fallen a shocking 84% to 10,503, according to data from NFT market analysis tool NonFungible.

Active wallets and unique NFT buyers are way down in May. NonFungible

Related: Theta Labs to help Sony launch 3D NFTs compatible with Spatial Reality Display

The sluggish start to NFT trading in 2022 has not deterred researchers from predicting that NFTs are poised to grow by 4.5 times by 2027 to become a $13.6 billion industry. Cointelegraph recently reported on Saturday that MarketsandMarkets said mainstream influencers, gaming communities and increased demand for digital art, will push the NFT market to those lofty heights over the next five years.

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