NFTs: The Story So Far and What 2022 Might Hold

2021 — The Year of NFTs

  • March — Beeple (artist Mike Winklemann) sold his NFT ‘The First 5000 Days’ for $69 million USD
  • April — Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) launched for a mint price of 0.08ETH (≈$200 USD at the time)
  • May — Christie’s sold a collection of 7 CryptoPunks for $17 million
  • June–August — BAYC monthly sales exploded from ≈$7,500 to ≈$89,600
  • July — World of Women launched, mint price 0.07ETH (≈$150), current floor price of 9.75ETH (≈$25,280)
  • August — BAYC launched the Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) spinoff
  • December — BAYC announced a partnership with Adidas, Nike acquired RTFKT
  • December — Murat Pak’s Merge sold for $91.8 million
  • December — The NFT market across all chains was worth $24 billion

2022 and Beyond: What’s Next?

  • In-game use
  • Physical-world collaboration
  • Project partnership discounts
  • Early/exclusive access to information, communities or projects
  • …and so much more!

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