$220k DeGods Sale Before y00ts Drop – Top 10 NFT Highlights

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An NFT from the Solana DeGods collection has sold for a whopping 7,033 SOL, or around $220,000 ahead of the latest y00ts NFT drop from creators Dust Labs. The sale bucks the 600 SOL average sale price for a DeGods NFT by more than 6400 SOL to become the third highest value NFT sale in the past week. 

Beating the DeGod sale in terms of higher value NFT sales, we see a land plot from the Axie Infinity universe change hands for almost $260,000, and Bored Ape Yacht Club #6588 sells for $1.19 million. 

However, the sale of BAYC #6588 looks artificial as the trading history reveals that the individual used a new wallet the purchase the BAYC for 77 ETH, then sold it to another new wallet 24 hours later for 700 ETH. A practice we see time after time as holders try to inflate the values of their NFTs artificially. 

DeGods average and sale price has been surging over the last week as rumors about the latest y00ts NFT drop from creators Dust Labs circulated through the crypto-verse. We also saw more DeGod sales for around $20,000 in the past few days.

However, the sale of DeGod #270 for 7,033 SOL is the highest sale of a DeGod NFT, and a glance at the metadata can reveal why this particular DeGod might be worth more than others.  

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The clothes, head, skin, and background traits set this NFT apart as this DeGod has Mythic War Armour and a Mythic Helmet, which only 0.4% and 0.3%, respectively, of the NFTs in the DeGods collection have. 

Interestingly, looking at other DeGods in the collection sporting similar traits, we see only two others for sale with Mythical War Armour and none with a Mythic Hemet. 

It will be fascinating to observe the trading activity of the y00ts collection once it drops as speculation mounts about Solana’s ability to launch blue chip NFT collections

Crypto art shines

One major trend is a rush to own blue-chip crypto art pieces from platforms such as Art Blocks and SuperRare. Last week’s article highlighted several sales for generative crypto art, with the highest value sale last week for a piece from XCOPY called Don’t Panic selling for 500 ETH, or around $783,000.  

The Art Blocks platform has revived interest from investors looking to hedge against inflation with valuable crypto art pieces. At writing, the average price of an NFT art piece on the platform has risen 63%, while the 24-hour trading volume has shot up over 30%

This week we see more sales for pieces from the Art Blocks NFT Marketplace. Chromie Squiggle #1751 changed hands for 109 ETH, or around $171,000, while Fidenza #696 sold for 69.9 ETH, or approximately $109,000.

Interestingly, Fidenza #696 sold for 100 ETH less than its highest sale last year, while Chromie Squiggle #1751 netted a 91 ETH margin from its previous highest value sale. 

At the lower end of the scale, we see one collector has scooped up Gazers #362 and another piece called The Sea of Ice for a combined 80 ETH, or around $121,000.

Axie Infinity land 

Last week DappRadar reported on the sale of land plot -30,14 in the leading play-to-earn blockchain game Axie Infinity for nearly $234,000. This week we see the plot next door, -30, 13, has sold for 164.4 WETH, or almost $260,000. The wallet used in the transaction is not the same as the one used in the purchase of -30, 14. 

Still, it’s possible somebody is playing monopoly in Axie Infinity or that this area of the game map is highly sought after and that last week’s sale pushed the value of the neighboring lands higher. 

Check out the list of NFT Sales Highlights

N.B: Dollar values given are correct at the time of the sale

Scam Alert!  

While putting together the top ten NFT sales highlights list, we come across dubious and sometimes downright scam NFT projects that we must highlight to our community. DappRadar tracks on-chain data and pull NFT collections from the OpenSea Shared Storefront. 

By looking at the trading history of an NFT, we can see the frequency and value of sales and the wallets making the transactions. When we see many transactions in a short space between a few wallets, it’s safe to assume wash trading is happening to inflate a collection’s average and floor price artificially.

Why? Because increasing these metrics will push the collection up the rankings on sites such as DappRadar and can trick people into thinking there’s a hot new NFT collection they should ape into

Clicking the link on each one will take you to one NFT in the collection where the trading history looks highly suspicious and where you can investigate further for yourselves and start to understand what to look for when researching potential NFT investments. 

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The above does not constitute investment advice. The information given here is purely for informational purposes only. Please exercise due diligence and do your research. The writer holds positions in various cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, and RADAR.

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