According to Futurism publication, a recent report titled “Dead NFTs: The Evolving Landscape of the NFT Market,” crypto platform dappGambl has revealed a startling revelation about the current state of the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) market. According to their analysis, a staggering 95 percent of NFT collections, purchased by an estimated 23 million individuals, now hold a market cap of zero Ether.
This means that a vast majority of NFT collectors are essentially in possession of exclusive digital assets with little to no monetary value. The report cautions against the prevailing euphoria that has often surrounded the NFT space, urging a more measured perspective.
The meteoric rise of NFTs two years ago saw select tokens fetching millions of dollars, creating a frenzy of interest. However, this fervor has since subsided, resulting in a significant drop in prices. The Bored Ape Yacht Club collection, once highly coveted, recently hit a historic low with a floor price of below 30 ETH, equivalent to roughly $58,700 at the time.
As of the latest update, the floor price has further plummeted to just 24 ETH, approximately $38,000. This situation prompts a critical evaluation of the NFT space, as uncertainty clouds the future of these tokens. Even excluding the highest-valued NFTs, dappGambl’s analysis found that 18 percent of these top collections now hold a market cap of zero Ether, underscoring the widespread depreciation.
While this downturn does not signify the complete demise of NFTs, the report suggests that they must demonstrate intrinsic value. This could be achieved through cultural relevance or a genuine representation of artistry, an endeavor that poses considerable challenges.
Interestingly, some corners of the crypto community appear to be downplaying the severity of this market downturn. Certain Redditors assert that NFTs are still part of a bull market, advocating for investment at this juncture.
Whether this sentiment will be enough to inject fresh vitality into the NFT space remains uncertain. For now, the industry watches with bated breath, hoping for a potential resurgence in a market that has seen better days.