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NFT Update: Shanghai a success; Aptos pledges $20m; plus huge Azuki sales

1 min read  ·  13 Apr 2023

Aptos Artist Grants Program, courtesy of Aptos.


  1. Ethereum’s Shanghai upgrade was successfully executed yesterday. The price of ETH surpassed $2,000, an eight-month high, following the upgrade.
  2. Adidas has released a new dynamic NFT collection called ‘ALTS’ as the next phase of its ‘Into the Metaverse’ ecosystem.
  3. Layer-1 blockchain Aptos has announced a $20m grant program that will fund artists using the blockchain.
  4. The Bruce Lee Estate has dropped an official open-edition NFT created by digital artist pplpleasr through NFT platform Shibuya.
  5. Mastercard has launched a new NFT-gated Artist Accelerator.
  6. Uniswap has launched a self-custodial mobile wallet.


  1. The Top 3 NFT Sales over the past 24 hours were Azuki #3628 for 330 ETH ($630k), Azuki #2167 for 130 ETH ($250k), and Azuki #5523 for 120 ETH ($229k).
  2. The Top 3 NFT Collections by Volume over the past 24 hours were Bored Ape Yacht Club with $10.4m (+96%), CryptoPunks with $6.7m (-35%), and Azuki with $5.3m (-12%).
  3. The Top 3 NFT Marketplaces by Volume over the past 24 hours were Blur with $39.6m (+20%), OpenSea with $10.2m (-39%), and LooksRare with $1.2m (+722%).
  4. The Total Crypto Market Capitalisation is $1.3t, a 2.3% increase over the past 24 hours.