NFT gross sales topped 101 million in 2022: DappRadar report
Over the past yr, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) continued to play an vital function within the rising Web3 trade. NFTs initiated a shift away from hype-based drops, to utility-centric tasks with long-term worth.
A brand new DappRadar report on blockchain and decentralized software (DApp) adoption in 2022 revealed that the NFT sale depend final yr reached 101 million — a 67.57% enhance from the earlier yr.
Based on the report, the Ethereum ecosystem holds the highest spot within the NFT ecosystem, holding 21% of the market share and over 21.2 million transactions processed. It’s adopted by Wax (14.5 million), Polygon (13.3 million) and Solana (12.9 million).
Each the Solana and ImmutableX ecosystems noticed large development from the earlier yr by way of transaction exercise, with a 440% and 315% enhance, respectively.
In the meantime, the info reveals no change within the BNB ecosystem, with roughly 1 million transactions for each 2021 and 2022.
The dominant class of DApps on varied chains has additionally shifted within the final yr. In 2021, decentralized finance (DeFi) apps had been dominant on all however 2 of the 13 chains used within the report.
This yr, nevertheless, a significant shift in the direction of high-risk, gaming and NFT DApps leveled out the taking part in subject.
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Moreover, the report highlighted Ethereum and Cardano because the blockchains with essentially the most energetic builders working on-chain, with 223 and 151 energetic protocols, respectively.
Whereas modular blockchains, akin to Polkadot and Cosmos, noticed their community developer exercise develop by 16% and 131.7%.
The significance of NFTs within the Web3 area additionally spilled over into mainstream tradition final yr. From continued adoption by legacy establishments like the NBA to Amazon making a documentary collection about NFTs and those that acquire them.
On the finish of the yr final yr, China introduced its first nationwide NFT market to function a secondary marketplace for the trade of digital belongings.