Although we are in a bear market, the buzz around NFTs is still strong, especially since 2021 is a year of perpetual market growth. It’s been an exciting year for top NFT projects to move from ground zero to the top and keep their footing.
NFT collectible projects differ greatly from NFT art or any other NFT in that the projects are large-scale and the art is programmatically generated. In fact, NFT collectors will be so popular in 2021 that they will overtake NFT art sales. So, let’s take a look at the main NFT projects and what they are all about.
Top 10 NFT projects
1. Boring Monkey Yacht Club – BAYC
It is one of the main NFT projects Boring Monkey Boat ClubDeveloped by Yoga Labs. Yuga Labs was co-founded by Greg Solano and Wiley Aronov, and later brought in Zesha and Kerem. The quartet designed the club from a collection of 10,000 unique Bored Monkeys on the Ethereum network. Every bore is not just an avatar or an NFT; It also represents a membership card that entitles the owner or holder to access the club’s benefits restricted to members only.
Each monkey species is unique and programmed to produce different traits or characteristics such as wearability, expression, and so on. BAYC currently has a market cap of approximately 891,754.9ETH. Currently, 6,439 holders hold 10,000 NFTs in the stock.
2. Mutant Up Yacht Club – MAYC
Another top NFT project is the Mutant Ape Yacht Club, an extension or branch of BAYC. As a native of BAYC, it was created by the same Yuga Labs that created a collection of 10,000 unique mutant NFTs. As a show of gratitude to the BAYC community, each BAYC holder received an airdrop of the mutant serum used to breed the Bored Monkey. This mutation did not alter the baboon in any way, as it mirrored the traits freely enough to create a mutant version.
Mutation officially launched after the first 10,000 sets were sold for $96 million. MAYC currently has an estimated market cap of 334,896.5 ETH and includes 12,965 holders of 20,000 unique Mutant Ape NFTs.
Cryptopunks In the year Another high-profile NFT project developed by Larva Labs, co-founded by Matt Hall and John Watkinson in 2017. CryptoPunk is a collection of 10,000 unique NFTs, most of which are given away for free. When the collection was collected, Larva Labs kept 1,000 pieces for themselves and gave away the rest for free, if the requestor met the gas payment. The rest of the pieces were quickly claimed, leaving investors and enthusiasts to buy them from bidders if they wanted them.
It is also placed on the Ethereum blockchain, it currently has 699,124.08 ETH with 3,570 owners and a registered market value of more than $2 billion. Yuga Labs acquired Larva Labs in March 2022.
4. Birds of the moon
It is another top NFT project. Birds of the moon, created by Kevin Rose and Justin Mezzell in April 2022 as part of the newly formed Authentic Collection – a strictly members-only collection of NFT collectors and artists. It is a collection of 10,000 NFTs released in three batches. 2,000 NFTs are reserved for Verified Common Members who hold 1,000 Verified Membership Pass NFTs prior to the public sale.
7,875 NFTs were sold to the public on the authorized register, while the administrators held the remaining 125 for marketing and other purposes. Moonbirds became the top NFT project, bringing in 19,687 ETH from the public sale of 7,875 NFTs, out of more than 100,000 ETH generated in the second day of the sale.
It currently has an estimated market cap of 188,480.53 ETH with 6,591 owners.
Mibits It is another top NFT project created by Larva Labs. They are a set of 20,000 unique 3D-voxel characters used as avatars in Metaverse. The seven 3D-voxel characters for which voxels are displayed are People, Skeleton, Pigs, Elephant, Robot, Visitor, and Scattered. It currently has an estimated market cap of 170,591.7 ETH with 6,546 owners.
Doodles Another top NFT project created in 2021 by Evan Kest, Scott Martin and Jordan Castro with 10,000 minted NFTs. Keast and Castro have been in the NFT community for a while, so they randomly mix their characters to create a collection of Doodles that tread the lines of Bored Ups, Cryptopunk, and Cool Cats.
The Doodles ecosystem contains lifelike humans, monkeys, skeletons, cats, aliens, pickpockets, and more, with skeletons, aliens, monkeys, cats, and mascots reselling more than others. Recently launched Space Doodleswhich one It allows Doodlers to claim their space for Doodles for free. These Space Doodles have unique looks and abilities in their respective spaceships. Doodles currently has an estimated market cap of 112,473.21 ETH with 5,230 owners.
7. Clone X
Another popular project is NFT. Clone X NFT, a special collection of 20,000 NFT designed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. The stock was launched jointly with Ethereum and Nike RTFKT and artist. They are designed to be interoperable in the Metaverse and come with features that allow users to customize their NFTs to suit their needs.
The collection of 20,000 clones has eight different DNAs from humans, robots, reptiles, angels, demons, undead, Murakamis and aliens. Clones are rare and valuable avatars designed to represent any race, skin tone or gender in isolation. The entire portion of the collection was sold on launch day and currently has an estimated market value of 191,732.93 ETH with 9,465 owners.
8. Cool cats
Cool cats Each cat represents another top NFT project with unique features such as body, clothes, face, hat and more. It is a collection of 9,999 randomly generated NFTs characterized by their rarity. Cool, wild, classic, And Stranger. It was co-created by Tom Williamson, Evan Luzza, Rob Mehow and Colin Egan and launched in July 2021. The trading volume exceeded $300. million by April 2022.
In September 2021, Cooltopia – the Cool Cats ecosystem – announced Cool Pets and the $MILK token, which immediately doubled the market value of Cool Cats NFTs. Cool Pet is a 19,999 NFT collection, with half of their supply reserved for Cool Cats cases. In terms of sales, Cool Cats will rank as the 11th largest NFT project as of March 2022. It currently has an estimated market cap of 30,876.47 ETH with 5,600 owners.
9. Women’s world
Women’s world –WoW– is another top NFT project that aims to create opportunities for women in the Web3verse. It is a collection of 10,000 NFT, of which 200 are drawn by artist and co-founder Yam Karkai. The project was launched on July 27, 2021 and sold out within 10 hours, reaching a trading volume of 745 ETH after one month.
Karkai and her WOW team extended their community by launching this Galaxy world of women It is a new set of 22,222 NFTs minted from WoW NFTs in March 2022. As the WoW project moves to Web3, the inclusion of women aims to diversify the domain of NFTs. It currently has an estimated market cap of 35,188.97 ETH with 5,526 owners.
It is another top NFT project. AzukiA collection of 10,000 prototypes built by Chiru Labs in January 2022. It offers anime-inspired artwork that gives its owners access to membership, an internet environment for arts, culture and community. These arts, culture and society combine to form magic.
One of the things that makes Azuki another top NFT project is its amazing launch event. Azuki sold 8,700 NFT within four minutes of their public sale and made nearly 8,700 ETH. It currently has an estimated market cap of 102,874.89ETH with 5,094 owners.
NFTs are amazing blockchain projects that represent physical objects, environments and experiences in the digital world. Due to the continuous growth in the blockchain/crypto industry, enthusiasts are expecting more exciting and new NFT projects from developers and creators.
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