08/05/2024 DMarket opens week as top NFT in daily sales

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DMarket emerged as the top-ranking non-fungible token (NFT) collection on Monday, with a daily sales volume of US$842,038, which represents a 1% uptick from the day prior.

The collection had a total of 36,900 transactions, involving 4,304 unique buyers and 3,555 sellers.

DMarket is a Mythos-based collection that represents in-game items for popular games like Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2, both of which feature in top esports competitions. The International 2021, a Dota 2 tournament held in Bucharest, Romania, had a prize pool of US$40 million, the largest in esports history.

DMarket’s market-leading daily sales on Monday pushed its historic sales volume to US$422 million, now the 16th all time.

The second position for the day was claimed by Solana’s Monkey Business, with daily sales reaching US$802,328. This collection saw a total of 148 transactions, engaging 74 unique buyers and 77 sellers.

Pudgy Penguins secured the third spot with a daily sales volume of US$703,920, a big leap from the previous day’s US$143,138. The day’s top Ethereum collection achieved this with just 19 transactions.

Other notable collections include Bitcoin’s NodeMonkes and Solana’s Mad Lads. NodeMonkes recorded a daily sales volume of US$672,683 with 33 transactions, while Mad Lads followed with US$570,755 from 41 transactions.

Last Thursday, NodeMonkes led the NFT market to flip SATS (a BRC-20 bundle) to claim the all-time leading spot among Bitcoin-based collections.

DeGods experienced a decrease from the previous day’s sales of over US$1.1 million and generated US$564,417 in sales on Monday, dropping out of the top five.

Mutant Ape Yacht Club, on the other hand, saw an increase to US$355,212.56 in daily sales for sixth.

Bored Ape Yacht Club, the parent project of Mutant Ape Yacht Club, trailed its spinoff collection closely with US$350,481.46.

BAYC is the world’s second-largest NFT collection by historic sales volume with US$3.14 billion.



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Bush warbler and roses
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Block Chain Dungeon
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