Solana NFT Okay Bears Top The Charts, South African Wine NFTs Rake It & More
Okay Bears, a Solana-powered NFT, managed to outperform OpenSea’s 24-hour sales tracker for the first time earlier today, beating all other Ethereum (ETH) projects on offer.
This is the first time that a Solana (SOL) NFT project has reached the top spot in the popular OpenSea NFT marketplace’s round-the-clock sales tracker.
.@okaybears No. 1 in the OpenSea 24h ranking
A @solana project surpassed OpenSea’s 24-hour sales tracking for the first time!
Check out the latest featured Solana collections on our dedicated SOL page: https://t.co/gteXeNRocn pic.twitter.com/1duEDQyxyn
—OpenSea (@opensea) April 27, 2022
The Solana-based NFT, which features a collection of 10,000 diverse bear images, told its Twitter followers that it sold its collection just a day after its launch, bringing in 231,000 SOL, or 23.1 million. dollars in total sales to date at the time of writing, according to tracker NFT Cryptoslam.
Sold. We are fine pic.twitter.com/QxuLpeY1Jt
– Ok Bears (@okaybears) April 26, 2022
The Solana network is gaining traction as a competitor in the Ethereum-dominated NFT market. Today, it is the second most active blockchain by NFT sales volume in the past 24 hours.
Fine wine NFTs auctioned in South African wine industry for first time
In a first for South Africa’s fine wine industry, five of the country’s best historical wine collections were auctioned off as NFTs, fetching almost RAND 3 million (US$186,800).
The auction was undertaken by Strauss & Co, an auctioneer and fine art consultant, with several wineries including Klein Constantia, Meerlust, Mullineux, Kanonkop and Vilafonté putting their collections under the hammer. Two of the lots were paid in Bitcoin (BTC) immediately after the sale.
“It shows that collectors appreciate the ability to own and trade fine wines through these new certificates of ownership,” said Web3 Fanfire company CEO Gert-Jan Van Rooyen, the technology partner behind the sale to consumers. auction.
“We envision a future where collectors can hold a full portfolio of wines from around the world in their crypto wallets.”
Nearly 2.4 million rand have already been bid on the first 5 wine NFTs in Africa! So excited about this project. @FanfireWeb3 has created a new type of NFT “vault” to hold individual bottles. One chest contains 288 bottles that can be traded as a collection, or traded and traded individuallyhttps://t.co/FJcN37jpvp
— GJ van Rooyen (@gvrooyen) April 25, 2022
Five NFT Collections Surpass the Others
Bored Ape Yacht Club, Azuki, Clone X, Doodles and Moonbirds NFT continue to be among the top earners in the market, according to Twitter user NFTstatistics.eth, who operates under the Twitter handle @punk9059.
This trend continues: BAYC, Azuki, CloneX, Doodles and now Moonbirds are breaking away from everyone else.
I talked about the outperformance of large caps, but it’s really the top 5 projects that drive all the gains. pic.twitter.com/UsUlwHMJ9M
— NFTstatistics.eth (@punk9059) April 26, 2022
The Twitter user describes himself as a guardian of NFT data, charts and thoughts, with 17,000 followers.
All five NFTs are currently ranked in the top 12 ranked NFT collections by sales, according to CryptoSlam.
Other interesting news
ApeCoin (APE) suffered a modest selloff earlier this week after it was reported that Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a popular non-fungible token (NFT) brand, said it lost $2.4 million of digital collectibles during a theft.
A Chinese court has issued a first-of-its-kind judgment against an NFT marketplace for allowing a user to mint stolen artwork NFTs. An NFTCN user allegedly stole the copyrighted artwork of Ma Qianli, a Chinese painter and artist.