The most important statistics and trends on NFTs

In this article we will review the statistics, trends, prices, purchases and sales of non-fungible tokens that were passing through the markets of this industry that is growing every day and the adoption is becoming more massive.

As we have been telling in NFTexpress, new, promising collections of NFTs are emerging every day. Also, well-known companies and brands around the world are joining the boom of non-fungible tokens and creating services with this new technology, which is undoubtedly the most disruptive of the 21st century.

We will now go over some statistics and numbers that the NFTs market handles until today to share the dimension and the money that is moving all this ecosystem that comes to change the services that organizations will have to offer to the new generations of people who live more immersed in the digital world, than in the physical one.

  • The most expensive work of art in history is the artist’s Beeples “The First 5,000 Days”. It sold for $69.3 million and its buyer is Vignesh Sundaresan, a crypto billionaire from Singapore who acquired the NFT at an auction held at Christie’s on March 11, 2021 for the value of 42,329 ETH which at the time was $69,346,250 USD.

  • Gunky’s Uprisingis the most expensive song ever sold as NFT, as an anonymous buyer has acquired this digital asset put up for auction by SlimeSunday and 3LAU. It was purchased for $1.33 million dollars.

  • The meme that broke all sales records as NFT was the ‘Doge’, which sold for $4 million USD. It was acquired by the company PleasrDAO, a collective of DeFi ecosystem leaders and early collectors of NFTs.

  • Decentralandthe metaverse of the crypto ecosystem, has sold the most expensive parcel of land in history. The virtual land was sold for $913,228.20 and the investment was made by the real estate company Republic Realm in 2021.

  • The most expensive NFT from the CryptoPunk collection to date was acquired by billionaire Shalom Mackenzie for $11.7 million USD. The non-fungible token is an alien punk (the rarest in the collection) with gold earrings, a red cap and a medical mask. It was auctioned at Sotheby’s.

  • Sir Tim Berner-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web (www), auctioned off part of his original source code from 30 years ago through Sotheby’s. The NFT represents just the original source code for the web and sold for $5.4 million. The NFT represents the original source code of the web and was sold for $5.4 million dollars.

  • Jack Dorseyone of the co-founders of Twitter and an enthusiast of the crypto ecosystem, has sold his first tweet as NFT for $2.9 million in 2021. The owner is a Malaysian investor and was undoubtedly the kickstarter to achieve effective adoption of the NFT ecosystem.

  • Beeple Crossroad, sold for $6.6 million USD at the auction house. Christie’s. So far it is the most expensive video ever sold in NFT format. The animation is 10 seconds long and shows a giant Donald Trump lying on the floor. It was sold in February 2021.

  • NBA Top Shota marketplace that allows the exchange of historic NBA moments, in 2021 became the largest NFT marketplace by total volume traded with a value of $500 million over the past year.

  • Between 2018 and 2020 the global market capitalization of non-fungible tokens jumped from $40.96 million to $338.04 million. This demonstrates the adoption, usability and acceptance that the NFT ecosystem has had and will undoubtedly continue to grow over time.

  • Ethereum is by far the blockchain with the highest trading volume of NFTs since NFTs were created. It carries a volume of $400 million.

  • In 2021, more than 45,000 unique wallets have been activated that purchased non-fungible tokens in the most popular secondary markets of the NFT ecosystem.

  • According to a report by Morgan Stanley (MS), one of the largest U.S. financial multinationals in investment and brokerage activities, has estimated that by 2030, the total market for NFTs could grow to $240 million.

  • Google TrendsGoogle Labs’ tool that shows the most popular search terms of the recent past has revealed that the word ‘NFT’ is already searched for more than the words ‘cryptocurrencies’, ‘bitcoin’ and ‘ethereum’.

  • Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old English boy, earned more than 340 thousand euros thanks to the sale of a collection of NFTs on whales in August 2021. He became the person with the youngest age to earn that amount of money on NFTs.

  • The NFT considered the first in history sold for $1,472,000 at Sotheby’s auction house. It was made by Kevin McCoy in 2014, and he called it ‘Quantum’ and said it recalls “the moment of the creation of the whole.”

  • The world-renowned collection of NFTs, which we at NFTexpress have written about on several occasions, has been the project that has moved the most money, with transactions exceeding 700 million USD. Yes, we are talking about “Bored Ape Yacht Club“the boring monkeys.

  • The word ‘NFT’ is the most searched word on Google in countries such as Singapore, Venezuela and Hong Kong, respectively.

  • Thanks to research by Finder.comresearch, 2.8% of Internet users in the United States own a non-fungible token.

  • Also, according to research conducted by Finder.comthe Philippines has the highest number of NFT owners with 32% of the population. It is followed by Thailand with 27% and Malaysia with 24%.

  • South American countries have the following percentages of NFT industry adoption according to data from Finder.comBrazil 12.1%- Venezuela 10.6%- Peru 9.9%- Colombia 8.4%- Argentina 7.4%.

  • In 18 of 20 countries surveyed, men are more likely to have an NFT than women. The two countries where this probability is reversed are Thailand and Venezuela where the gap is 7% and 2% respectively. Data from

  • If you are thinking about investing in the NFTs industry or simply want to understand more about the ecosystem, there is no doubt that all this official data will be of great help when it comes to researching and recognizing possible collections with greater potential for the future. The data we have been describing is since NFTs were created and many of these news helped people to be interested and want to understand about non fungible tokens, the creation of communities and projects around this ecosystem that continues to grow day after day, year after year.

    Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.