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NFT Update: Nike launches virtual sneakers; Starbucks drops new collection; plus record volume for OpenSea Pro

1 min read  ·  18 Apr 2023

Nike, 'Our Force 1', courtesy of .Swoosh.

Nike, 'Our Force 1', courtesy of .Swoosh.


  1. OpenSea Pro facilitated a record $5.2m in daily trading volume on Saturday.
  2. NFT collection Azuki has announced it is hosting an event at Las Vegas' Hakkasan nightclub on June 23.
  3. Moonbirds has announced in a Twitter Spaces that it is launching a new rewards token called $TALONS that holders will accrue daily.
  4. The Smurfs are releasing an official collection of 12,500 NFTs.
  5. Nike has unveiled its first virtual sneaker collection, 'Our Force 1', which will be available to the 330k members of its .Swoosh Web3 community and priced at $19.82.
  6. Starbucks is launching its second paid NFT collection on Polygon tomorrow, which will consist of 5,000 NFTs priced at $100 each.
  7. Award-winning photographer Jeremy Cowart has announced he will be creating 10,000 unique NFTs, called ‘AURAS’, in under 20 minutes at a live event in Nashville on May 2.


  1. The Top 3 NFT Sales over the past 24 hours were CryptoPunk #2356 for 183 ETH ($380k), Azuki #1747 for 161 ETH ($340k), and mazars.eth (ENS) for 93 ETH ($195k).
  2. The Top 3 NFT Collections by Volume over the past 24 hours were Mutant Ape Yacht Club with $8.9m (+114%), Bored Ape Yacht Club with $5.4m (+1%), and Azuki with $5.3m (+50%).
  3. The Top 3 NFT Marketplaces by Volume over the past 24 hours were Blur with $33.4m (+20%), OpenSea with $8.5m (18%), and X2Y2 with $1.9m (+55%).
  4. The Total Crypto Market Capitalisation is $1.32t, a 2.1% increase over the past 24 hours.