Follow the most popular NFTs from 2022 NFT Plazas
The entire cryptocurrency market has experienced a bad run this year in what has been dubbed the “crypto winter.” A number of factors are responsible for this, including rising inflation worldwide and increased skepticism about the crypto market.
While 2021 was a year of notable growth and gains for NFTs, the market has seen its overall value decrease this year. The most popular NFTs of 2022 have taken a hit and Interest in the market has fallen, and people are spending less on digital assets than before.
Despite this, many NFTs have shown their resilience as a growing technology and more than a necessary one for the future. As a result, projects that have good use cases or offer users some form of utility have made headway in these stormy clouds.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best NFTs in 2022 so you know what to keep an eye on and follow in 2023
Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)
Bored Ape Yacht Club is one of the most popular NFT collections in the world. Its popularity and exclusive benefits are perhaps some of the reasons why it has managed to survive the crypto winter. Not to say the collection didn’t suffer any losses, but compared to many others it has managed to stay afloat.
The project remains a top NFT in terms of popularity and cultural prominence. This is mainly due to its widespread use among celebrities who display it on social media as PFPs. In addition, NFT offers its holders some real tools and benefits that can be enjoyed exclusively. This exclusivity is one of the things it has used to cement itself as a top collection.
Otherdeeds for Otherside
Otherdeeds is another collection from Yuga Labs, the creators of BAYC. The NFT collection, which allows you to buy parcels of land, launched in dramatic fashion earlier this year in May, resulting in the Ethereum network crashing and sending gas prices to all-time highs.
Apart from building on the popularity of BAYC, Other deeds themselves have exciting benefits they can offer users. For example, holders of the parcels could mine the lands to uncover resources and assets.
But even though the crypto winter has seen it trade in numbers lower than it started, the collection remains a top choice NFT for enthusiasts and collectors.
Axie Infinity “Axies”
2022 hasn’t been the year of Axie Infinity, but the popular game has endured and so have ‘Axies’. Earlier this year, the game suffered an exploit that wiped out over $650 million from Ronin Bridge.
It is Axis, which are characters in the game, is one of the things responsible for the game’s success. Aside from its in-game use, players can trade Axies as NFTs on various marketplaces. In addition, players can also grow, breed and even lend their characters to other players to earn passive income.
The game’s popularity and attractive features are why Axies remain desired NFTs. If not for the exciting experience the game offers, but for the various ways users can earn money through them.
This NFT collectionn launched in 2021 by Larva Labs, the creators of CryptoPunks, immediately rose to stardom and has continued to do so. The collection consists of 20,000 NFTs, which are 33D rendered voxels – similar to characters in Minecraft.
One of the most important selling points of the collection is the possibility of use in different metaverses. In total, the collection has recorded over $512 million in sales over time, according to data from CryptoSlam.
Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC)
This NFT project built on Bored Ape Yacht Club’s popularity helped it become a star. Like other collections from Yuga Labs, the collection has remained a top NFT despite the problems the NFT market witnessed this year.
While MAYC cannot match BAYC in terms of popularity and price, it gives its holder access to the BAYC ecosystem, exclusive real-life benefits and access to future NFT drops.
Another advantage is that holders can commercialize their NFTs and earn through them, which increases the value of holding them in the long term.
Azuki is one of the most successful projects launched in 2022. The anime-themed collection was launched in January and sold out with a volume of 30 million dollars in just three minutes. Considering that the collection brings classic shows like Cowboy Bepop and Samurai Champloo to mind making it a good choice PFP, it’s no surprise that it achieved its rapid success.
Despite the poor form of the NFT market this year, the project has remained strong and currently has a floor price of 11ETH.
In addition, the project also offers its holders access to a metaverse called “The Garden.”
Doodles is a collection of 10,000 hand-drawn NFT projects launched by Evan Keast, Scott Martin and Jordan Castro. The collection features colorful characters, including cats, aliens and monkeys, in a manner true to the Doodles brand.
Like most top NFT collections, the project is community driven, and some of the community features are why it remains a top NFT collection. This is in addition to exclusive benefits enjoyed by members and the ability to vote in community decisions.
Decentralized country is very similar to Otherdeeds as it encompasses NFTs that represent land ownership in a Metaverse. In this case, the Metaverse world is Decentraland.
These plots are like traditional real estate, but in this case for the decentralized virtual world. The possibilities are endless, but one exciting possibility is bringing animated NFT characters to life.
Likewise, users can build lands in Decentraland to replicate real-world infrastructure and services. While the ecosystem is worth over $1.3 billion, it has suffered its share of crypto winter.
Nevertheless, Decentraland remains one of the most sought-after NFTs in 2022.
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