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NFT Update: Curated adds another CryptoPunk; Blend takes 82% market share; plus weekly data

1 min read  ·  26 May 2023

Nike's 'Our Force 1' virtual sneaker collection.


  1. NFT investment fund Curated has added CryptoPunk #4651 to its collection.
  2. Nike has made over $1m in sales from its ‘Our Force 1’ virtual sneaker drop.
  3. Blur’s NFT lending platform, Blend, has amassed an 82% share of the NFT lending market since it launched at the beginning of the month, recording $308m in volume.
  4. NFT-backed lending protocol Astaria, co-founded by former SushiSwap CTO Joseph Delong, is now live in public.
  5. Platinium Group, the largest ticker operator for Formula One events, is experimenting with Polygon-based NFT tickets at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.


  1. The Top 5 NFT Sales over the past week were CryptoPunk #4680 for 174 ETH ($316k), CryptoPunk #6106 for 168 ETH ($304k), Autoglyph #376 for 155 ETH ($283k), CryptoPunk #3990 for 155 ETH ($282k), and Bored Ape Yacht Club #2857 for 98 ETH ($182k).
  2. The Top 5 NFT Collections by Volume over the past week were Mutant Ape Yacht Club with $27.3m (+9%), Milady Maker with $20.9m (+159%), Bored Ape Yacht Club with $14m (+49%), Azuki with $10.1m (+100%), and Pudgy Penguins with $9.6m (+23%).
  3. The Top 5 NFT Marketplaces by Volume over the past week were Blur with $117.3m (+25%), OpenSea with $42m (-31%), Immutable X Marketplace with $6.7m (-3%), X2Y2 with $3.3m (-26%), and JPG Store with $1.1m (-12%).
  4. The Total Crypto Market Capitalisation is $1.16t, a 1% decrease over the past week.