• Mutant Ape Yacht Club becomes 5th NFT collection to join the $1B club

  • Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) became the fifth non-fungible token (NFT) collection to cross US$1 billion in all-time sales , according to data from CryptoSlam.

    Axie Infinity occupies the top spot in sales volume with over US$4 billion, followed by CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Art Blocks.

    Launched in August 2021, MAYC is a collection of 20,000 NFTs created by exposing BAYC NFTs to a “mutant serum.”

    MAYC recently experienced an uptick in sales as it soared by more than 72% over the last seven days, fueled by creator Yuga Labs’ acquisition of rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits from Larva Labs.

    While the NFT market sales cooled down in recent days, CryptoPunks, Meebits, BAYC and MAYC all surged in sales volume since Yuga Labs’ acquisition, with Meebits surging by over 1,000% over seven days.

    NBA Top Shot, an NFT collection launched by Dapper Labs, is US$50 million in sales away from becoming the sixth NFT collection to join the US$1 billion club.

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