June 25, 2024

NFT market down by 22% to $526 million in August 2022

The Balthazar NFT Market Replace analyzed gross sales quantity from 4 of the highest NFT marketplaces for the month of August 2022 (by all-time commerce quantity) – OpenSea, Magic Eden, LooksRare and Solanart.

The NFT market noticed a continued downward pattern in gross sales quantity for the 4 marketplaces mixed, falling by 22.26 p.c to US$526.09 million in August 2022 in comparison with July 2022 (US$676.73 million). That is removed from the January 2022 report of over US$7 billion in gross sales quantity.

Regardless of this, gross sales quantity for the 12 months up to now throughout the 4 marketplaces was US$24.66 billion, 73 p.c increased than the entire of 2021 (US$14.29 billion) for the 4 marketplaces mixed.

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OpenSea, the most important NFT market on this planet, has hit US$15.50 billion for the primary eight months of the 12 months, 19 p.c increased than its 2021 complete (US$13.06 billion).

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John Stefanidis, Co-founder and CEO of Balthazar, stated he anticipated the market slowdown to comply with different financial developments however is assured that the NFT market will strengthen.

“Macroeconomic situations are placing stress on the NFT market, very like the drop in tech shares, discretionary spending, luxurious items, and the broader crypto market.

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“There might be fewer sustainable NFT tasks however these will maintain their worth. There’s additionally a necessity for tasks to settle into a top quality and sustainable utility.

“It’s just like the early days of crypto when numerous ICO companies crashed, nevertheless, some have been profitable as a result of they’d nice enterprise plans, sturdy communities and so they have been fixing actual issues.

“Our thesis is that when the broader utility and functions of NFTs enhance, akin to within the type of contracts, deeds and gaming, that’s after we will begin to see NFT gross sales volumes rise.The actual worth of an NFT is in its capability to offer digital possession.”


Whereas OpenSea and Magic Eden noticed declines in gross sales quantity in August in comparison with July, LooksRare and Solanart skilled an increase.

OpenSea recorded US$377.74 million in gross sales in August 2022, down by 3.52 p.c or US$13.78 million in comparison with July 2022 (US$391.52 million). Magic Eden noticed a 67.71 p.c fall in gross sales, from US$206 million in July 2022 to US$66.52 million in August 2022.

Then again, Solanart recorded 47.87 p.c extra gross sales quantity in August (US$882,265) in comparison with July (US$596,666). And LooksRare jumped up

Common trades

The variety of customers throughout the 4 marketplaces mixed noticed a ten.06 p.c decline in August 2022 (1.80 million), in comparison with July 2022 (2.01 million). Apparently, the variety of customers has remained between 2.41-1.75 million every month this 12 months.

The variety of trades nevertheless, has skilled an rising pattern since January, despite the fact that there was a 6.82 p.c decline in August (14.94 million) in comparison with July (16.03 million). July noticed the best recorded variety of trades this 12 months, whereas the 12 months began off with 3.78 million trades in January.

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This has resulted in a 40.93 p.c enhance of the common commerce measurement in August of US$1,097, in comparison with US$778 per commerce in July.

2022 projection

The previous few months have considerably impacted the projected gross sales quantity for 2022, after beginning the 12 months a lot stronger. In consequence, the gross sales quantity projection for 2022 throughout three* of the marketplaces mixed is anticipated to achieve US$37 billion – 159 p.c increased than 2021 (US$14.29 billion).

OpenSea is anticipated to be 78 p.c up on final 12 months, ending the 12 months with US$23.24 billion in gross sales quantity, whereas Magic Eden has a 2022 projection of US$5.27 billion – 796 p.c increased than 2021. Solanart is anticipated to drop in gross sales quantity by 73 p.c this 12 months, from US$646.93 million in 2021 to a forecast US$175.09 million in 2022.

*LooksRare was excluded from the projection calculation on account of unavailability of 2021 information.