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NFT Update: Yuga Labs gets new CTO; William Shatner releases NFTs; plus this weeks top sales

1 min read  ·  28 Apr 2023

Coinbase's 'Stand with Crypto' commemorative NFT.


  1. PROOF has partnered with 3D world-building platform Mona to build a virtual world for Moonbirds NFT holders.
  2. Former Epic Games executive Mike Seavers is joining Yuga Labs as chief technology officer (CTO) next month.
  3. NFT collections owned by Yuga Labs constituted nearly 35% of all NFT trading volume in Q4 2022 and Q1 2023, according to data from DappRadar.
  4. Star Trek actor William Shatner has announced he is releasing an NFT collection in partnership with Web3 entertainment firm Orange Comet.
  5. Over 75,000 of Coinbase’s ‘Stand with Crypto’ commemorative NFTs have been minted.
  6. Self-custodial crypto wallet Giddy has raised $6.9m in funding.


  1. The Top 5 NFT Sales over the past week were Bored Ape Yacht Club #7403 for 212 ETH ($391k), CryptoPunk #2356 for 200 ETH ($372k), Bored Ape Yacht Club #3275 for 200 ETH ($368k), Autoglyphs #145 for 155 ETH ($286k), and Bored Ape Yacht Club #6918 for 105 ETH ($199k).
  2. The Top 5 NFT Collections by Volume over the past week were Mutant Ape Yacht Club with $31.1m (-17%), Bored Ape Yacht Club with $28.1m (-67%), Azuki with $18.1m (-24%), CryptoPunks with $17.7m (-55%), and Milady Maker with $6.1m (+85%).
  3. The Top 5 NFT Marketplace by Volume over the past week were Blur with $128.7m (-38%), OpenSea with $48.3m (+11%), X2Y2 with $8m (-26%), JPG Store with $1.2m (+53%), and Immutable X Marketplace with $804k (-88%).
  4. The Total Crypto Market Capitalisation is $1.24t, a 3.3% increase over the past week.