According to NonFungible.com, eight of the 10 highest NFT sales in the last 30 days were four Bored Apes and four CryptoPunks.The other two NFTs sold were a piece of land in Decentraland and a digital art piece created by X_COPYART, “A Coin for the Ferryman”, which sold for 1,330 ETH ($6 million, making it the highest sale).
The highest Bored Ape (#544) sold on November 22 for 675.01 ETH ($2.81 million) and the highest CryptoPunks sold on November 11 for 500 ETH ($2.38 million).
In fact, according to OpenSea, Bored Ape Yacht Club was the highest selling NFT series based on monthly trading volume on its platform, with a total volume of 448,000 ETH (about $193 million).
Most Popular NFT Series – CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club
The CryptoPunks NFT series was created by Larva Labs in 2017 as 10,000 uniquely generated pixelated characters on the ethereum blockchain. Anyone with an ethereum wallet can make coins for free.CryptoPunks is known as one of the first NFT projects.Celebrities like Jay Z and Snoop Dog have acquired punks, and two months ago Larva Labs announced a deal with one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies.
“CryptoPunks has become one of the most sought-after NFTs on the market,” says Michael Bouhanna, a contemporary art specialist at Sotheby’s.
Four years later, the Bored Ape Yacht Club emerged – each one a unique Bored Ape. The series was launched in late April 2021 by a team of pseudonymous developers, with each ape selling for around $190-200 (0.08 Ether). Within 12 hours of launch, the collection was sold out. Eventually many celebrities entered the club.
Is the Boring Ape Yacht Club becoming the new club for celebrities?
The Bored Ape Yacht Club has been in the sights of many celebrities recently – American rapper Future is the latest to join the club, sharing a personal photo of his Bored Ape on Twitter on November 28 with the caption “gm”.
In November, late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon also joined the club, and shortly after, American rapper Post Malone revealed one of his apes in his new music video with The Weekend for “One Right Now.”
Other celebrity members include NBA player Stephen Curry, former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, world DJ/producers such as Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Marshmello, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Clearly, there is no shortage of celebrities entering the world of NFT projects, which could bring relevant support to the project.