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NFTs Surge 10% in January, Leaving Ethereum Behind

NFTs Surge 10% in January, Leaving Ethereum Behind

In an unexpected twist this January, NFT indices have surged by 10%, outpacing Ethereum's modest 2.2% gain.

Yat Siu, Animoca Brands’ founder, attributes this to the NFT space’s maturation and diversification, signaling a departure of speculators for a more committed community.

The NFT-500 and Blue Chip 10 indices boast impressive year-to-date gains of 9.35%, reflecting the growing value of NFTs in crypto compared to Ethereum’s challenges.

January’s NFT market surge, initially detached from Ether’s rally, is now fueled by a shift in traders’ perspective towards recognizing NFTs’ utility. Despite a slow start, NFT prices in Ether are rebounding, emphasizing their intrinsic value beyond speculation.

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Yat Siu underscores the NFT space’s newfound maturity, driving recent price recovery as speculators exit, strengthening the community’s genuine interest.

Challenges persist, with a 30% transaction surge but a 13% average NFT price decline to $107 and a 36% sales volume drop to $1.1 billion. Wash trading constitutes 39% of trading volume, revealing market manipulation.

While the NFT market shows resilience, certain sectors face challenges, emphasizing the need for innovation in the broader blockchain and NFT space.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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