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NFT volume has more than tripled — even amid price crash — as Meme.com raises $5M

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The recognition of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, reveals little signal of slowing down, regardless of the extraordinary marketwide crash that wiped more than $1 trillion off the crypto market cap.

In line with a report by decentralized app market DappRadar, the common variety of NFT gross sales rose nearly 300%, from 21,815 per day in January, to 82,373 in Might (to this point). This quantity rose even increased as crypto costs began to plummet on Might 12, with gross sales surging to nearly 94,000 NFT transactions a day.

The crypto market crash, which created a widespread panic as nearly 1 million leverage trades received liquidated, additionally resulted in severe congestion and exorbitant transaction charges throughout the Ethereum community.

These surging fuel charges didn’t deter NFT merchants, nevertheless, with many turning to different marketplaces on alternate blockchains just like the Atomic Market on the EOSIO blockchain. Its every day transaction volume of 20,296 accounts is increased than every other NFT market (excluding NBA High Shot).

High 5 NFT Market transactions over time. Supply: DappRadar

Though the variety of trades has elevated, the worth per commerce took successful instantly as crypto costs began to drop. The primary 11 days of Might noticed a median of $14.9 million traded every day, nevertheless, since then, the volume dropped to below $6 million per day. Many NFT homeowners seem prepared to take a loss this month with the common token sale price dropping from $180 to $70.

Retail merchants aren’t the one ones pushing by way of difficult market circumstances.

Yesterday, web pattern platform Meme.com introduced it had raised $5 million for a brand new market focusing particularly on meme cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Finally, Meme.com builders plan to create a “CoinMarketCap for memetic content” with charts and timelines the place customers can evaluate every meme and pattern. The corporate’s Instagram account already has 7.2 million followers

The platform’s buyers embody Outlier Ventures, Digital Finance Group, Morningstar, Blockhype, Spark Digital Capital, CEO of cell developer Altitude Video games Gabby Dizon, and Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal.

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