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NFT Update: Nansen cuts 30% of staff; Mercedes Benz goes generative; plus Market Data

1 min read  ·  31 May 2023

Dmitri Cherniak, 'The Eternal Pump #16', courtesy of Curated.


  1. Blockchain analytics firm Nansen has laid off 30% of its staff.
  2. Crypto analytics firm Chainalysis has acquired blockchain data company Transpose for an undisclosed sum.
  3. Crypto payments start-up Transak has raised $20m in a Series A funding round.
  4. Metaverse marketplace MetaZone has raised $3m in seed funding.
  5. NFT investment fund Curated has added The Eternal Pump #16 by Dmitri Cherniak, which was previously owned by Three Arrows Capital (3AC), to its collection.
  6. Mercedes Benz’s Web3 arm is partnering with FingerprintsDAO and artist Harm van den Dorpel to release a generative art NFT collection.


  1. The Top 3 NFT Sales over the past 24 hours were CryptoPunk #1426 for 51 ETH ($97k), CryptoPunk #5590 for 50 ETH ($94k), and Bored Ape Yacht Club #1239 for 49 ETH ($92k).
  2. The Top 3 NFT Collections by Volume over the past 24 hours were Bored Ape Yacht Club with $3.4m (-7%), Azuki with $1.8m (+54%), and Mutant Ape Yacht Club with $1.4m (-4%).
  3. The Top 3 NFT Marketplaces by Volume over the past 24 hours were Blur with $13m (+7%), OpenSea with $6.2m (+37%), and Immutable X Marketplace with $924k (-7%).
  4. The Total Crypto Market Capitalisation is $1.18t, a 2.4% decrease over the past 24 hours.