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NFT Update: Sotheby's auction bags $10.9m; The Goose goes for $6.2m; plus Weekly Data

1 min read  ·  16 Jun 2023

Sotheby's 'Grails: Property from an Iconic Digital Art Collection Part II' auction.


  1. Sotheby’s “Grails II” auction, the second sale of NFTs from the collection of bankrupt hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC), brought in a combined $10.9m.
  2. Dmitri Cherniak’s Ringers #879 (The Goose) was purchased for $6.2m by pseudonymous collector Punk6529. You can view the final two minutes of bidding here.
  3. Erick Calderon’s Chromie Squiggle #1780 sold for $635k, more than 3 times its high estimate.
  4. Tyler Hobb’s Fidenza #479 sold for $622k and Fidenza #216 sold for $610k, both more than 3 times their high estimate.
  5. Larva Labs’ Autoglyph #218 sold for $330k.
  6. Kjetil Golid’s Archetype #397 sold for $330k.
  7. Amy Wu, the former Head of FTX Ventures, has joined Menlo Ventures as a partner.


  1. The Top 5 NFT Sales (excluding Sotheby’s auction) over the past week were Fidenza #158 for 212 ETH ($370k), Azuki #3946 for 190 ETH ($316k), Autoglyphs #352 for 175 ETH ($291k), CryptoPunk #827 for 135 ETH ($234k), and CryptoPunk #2549 for 95 ETH ($164k).
  2. The Top 5 NFT Collections by Volume over the past week were Bored Ape Yacht Club with $47.3m (+24%), Mutant Ape Yacht Club with $21.7m (-18%), Azuki with $19m (-30%), CryptoPunks with $18.5m (+350%), and DeGods with $5.3m (+1%).
  3. The Top 5 NFT Marketplaces by Volume over the past week were Blur with $130m (+8%), OpenSea with $34.9m (-22%), Immutable X Marketplace with $5.1m (-40%), X2Y2 with $4.8m (+20%), and JPG Store with $1.7m (+77%).
  4. The Total Crypto Market Capitalisation is $1.08t, a 7% decrease over the past week and 10% decrease over the past three months.