$2.1B was spent on paid NFT mints in the past year.
I crunched the data on paid mints to find out how much money is being made, who is making it, and what the market trends are.
Here are 5 key insights I found 👇
A paid mint is a sale event where people pay for the chance to publish a new NFT to the blockchain.
The buyer owns the NFT that they minted.
The revenue goes to the creator of that NFT collection.
1/ In the past month, $78.7M was spent on NFT mints
2/ January 2022 was the all-time high for NFT mint volume; $749M was spent on mints that month
3/ Paid mints currently make up ~7% of all NFT sales volume.
I excluded wash trading from the secondary market volume using a filter developed by Archmage Hildobby 🧙🪄
4/ The top collections by mint revenue are
Artblocks V1 - $280M
Nouns - $119M
MAYC - $91M
Pixelmon - $74M
ENS - $73M
5/ These collections had the highest “average gas paid” for their mint transactions
Fatales - $10k per txn
Time - $9.7k per txn
Gevols - $9k per txn
Galaxy Eggs - $7.4k per txn
Mfers - $7k per txn
A lot of money has been wasted in NFT gas wars 😵💫
NFT mint volume started crashing after April 2022, but the number of wallets buying mints actually remained stable.
We saw a dip in November. But last month, buyer quantity returned to the April 2022 level.
- $ values based on the price of ETH at the time of the sale
- The dataset is currently under development so there are still bugs to find and fix
For more insights into the NFT minting landscape check out my Minting Analytics dashboard and give it a star ⭐
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