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Top 5 most trendy NFT in Q3 2021!

Know about these NFTs before it's too late!

on September 11, 2021

Do you know what NFT is and have you seen them before? Tell me, have you recently come across the following artwork or picture on your social media?

[Image source: Left - CryptoPunks #2140, LarvaLabs, Right - BAYC #7990, BAYC]

The one on the left is CryptoPunks (CryptoPunk #2140), and it is an artwork owned by the American entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck. It is worth a total of $3,764,576, according to the CryptoPunks Bot Twitter account tweet.

The right one is from the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). And indeed, the two-time NBA MVP, Stephen Curry, owns this artwork. The painting cost the NBA player a total of 55 ETH ($180,000).

Right now, it is apparent that NFT is inventing into our lives; it has become one of the most popular collections that people want to have. You may be wondering what these NFTs are and what their prospects are. Feel free to learn more about NFTs in this article! (Article: NFT is overgrowing, and people are earning money from it)

Yet today's topic is to discuss the most popular NFTs in the world right now, what they do, and how you can get your hands on them!

  1. CryptoPunks.
  2. Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).
  3. NBA TopShot.
  4. Axie Infinity.
  5. Art Blocks.

1- CryptoPunks

[Image source: CryptoPunks, LarvaLabs]

So, what are all these pixel looking avatars?

Cryptopunks is a collection of one-of-a-kind avatars with ownership records on the Ethereum blockchain. There are a total of 10,000 Cryptopunks that are unalterable. The majority of them appear to be men or women. You will not be able to find two identical avatars. Furthermore, you may come across rare punks with a higher market worth or price, such as Alien, Zombie, or even Apes. You can view each punk on Larva Labs' website, but only one person can legitimately own the punks in the blockchain record.

The total value of these 10,000 Cryptopunks is about $400 million. The #7523 "Covid Alien", valued at $11.7 million. And the buyer is DraftKings' biggest shareholder, Shalom Meckenzie, who won the auction in June. In addition, according to DappRadar, CryptoPunks has a total of $1.25B volume all time!

[Image source: CryptoPunk #7523, LarvaLabs]

The purchasing process is relatively straightforward; you simply need to ensure that the Metamask plugin is installed on your browser to connect with your Etherum account and have some Ether in your account. Then you'll be good to go.

2- BORED APE YACHT CLUB (BAYC)

[Image source: BAYC Website]

So, where did these apes originate from? The storyline behind BAYC is that all of the apes have finally achieved financial freedom thanks to the vast money they have accumulated through cryptocurrency investments ten years later. With that, they established a secret base with all of the other apes and had a great time together!

There are a total of 10,000 distinct Bored Ape NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain, similar to Cryptopunks. BAYC generates each of the apes from over 170 different qualities, such as expression, hat, clothing, etc. The BAYC also has an expansive collection. The MUTANT APE YACHT CLUB (MAYC) has up to 20,000 Mutant Apes that can only be generated by exposing an existing Bored Ape to a vial of MUTANT SERUM or minting a Mutant Ape for public sale.

[Image source: Left - BAYC #7090, BAYC, Right - BAYC #3749, BAYC]

The current highest record sales of all time occur on September 7, 2021, for a total of 740.0 ETH. TheSandboxGame currently owns Bored Ape #3749, an ape with rare full gold fur. Notably, the previous record sale occurred just five days ago, when the Bored Ape #7090 was sold for $2.25m or 600.0 ETH.

3- NBA Top Shot

Are you a fan of the NBA? If so, don't miss out on this!

Do you remember when we used to swap NBA star trading cards with our friends? NBA Topshot is a similar concept in which you may collect all of the officially licensed classic NBA moments from your favourite team or star player, but this time on the blockchain network as an NFT. You can just buy it to keep or even trade and sell it within the web as a collector.

[Image source: LEBRON JAMES Dunk, Holo MMXX (Series 1), Legendary #/32, NBA Top Shot]

According to the Top Shot website, this LeBron James dunk moment has the highest asking price NFT on the internet, with a total asking price of 1,000,000 USD.

If you want to be a collector, simply go to the NBA Top Shot website and search for the moment you want to find, whether it's from your favourite team or a favourite player. Please remember that you must first sign up for or log in to a Dapper account to enjoy NBA Top Shot.

4- AXIE INFINITY

[Image source: AXIE INFINITY website

After discussing the entire art collection, it is now time to discuss a different category!

It's more than just a game when it comes to the cute stuff here! It can be a way to make money through investing! It first gained popularity in the Philippines in 2020. People make their monthly income from this game, and the Philippine regulator informs Axie Infinity participants that they must pay tax on gaming money.

So, how exactly does this work? It is similar to the concept of "Pokemon'' in the sense that you, as the owner of the Axies, can choose to go through the game missions or battles to earn some tokens that can be sold, or even mix and combine your Axies to give birth to a new Axies that you can sell for money!

There are currently over 250,000 active players in the game, with over 90,000 ETH transacted. Axie's most valuable record is worth 300 ETH. So, if you would like to start playing, you will need at least 3 Axies to join the game.

5- Art Blocks

[Image source: Art Blocks website

Last but not least, there are the Art Blocks. The first platform to focus on genuinely programmable on-demand creative material immutably stored on the Ethereum Blockchain. Art Blocks offers three different styles (Curated, Playground and Factory). All you have to do is select the style you prefer, pay for the work, and an algorithm will randomly generate a version of the content and send it to your Ethereum account. Every piece of art created is one-of-a-kind and unique, owing to the platform's limitless possibilities.

So you have two options for obtaining your artwork. Firstly, is to mint from the website, which will generate the artwork for you. Second, you can buy secondhand from others by visiting OpenSea and bidding on the painting that you want. However, keep in mind that you should only bid on artwork that has a verified tick.

[Image source: Ringer#879]

Currently, the top sales Art Blocks NFT is the Ringers #879, worth 1800 ETH.

Are you ready to start your NFT journey today?

That is the current list of the hottest NFT. However, as you can see, the NFT market is continuously expanding and evolving. Every minute, sales and offers take place. So, if you want to begin your NFT journey right away, feel free to discover more about the NFT here! We at Bholdus are always open and delighted to see the global acceptance of NFT. So, if you want to learn more about NFT or create your own, take a visit to Bholdus!

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