We have officially closed 2021, and it would be nice to create a recap of the data to reflect on past trends and try to see where the space is heading. My guess for 2022 is that the biggest NFT plays will happen around GameFi (P2E) and metaverse assets; even BAYC is launching a P2E game, so it’s a clear trend. Data used here will be estimates.

Let’s quickly look at the yearly data.

Big Sales of the Year

–CryptoPunk #4156 for $10.35M
–CryptoPunk #7804 for $7.56M
–CryptoPunk #3100 for $7.51M
–Right-click and Save As guy for $7.09M

Collectible Market Data of 2021

Top 4 Collectibles

These collectibles did around $7.65B in sales with 1.35M of buyers.

Axie Infinity made $3.8B in sales with a total of 1.3M buyers who transacted 12M times.

CryptoPunks made $1.8B in sales with a total of 5k buyers who transacted 19k times.

ArtBlocks made $1.1B in sales with a total of 24k buyers who transacted 131k times.

BAYC made $953M in sales with a total of 8,693 buyers who transacted 23k times.

NFT Markets Sale On 2021

NFT Marketsales 2021

The biggest NFT markets or marketplaces where you can buy technically any NFT. These marketplaces did around $14.4B in sales with 2.36M of buyers.

OpenSea made $13.25B in sales with 1.24M buyers.

Solanart made $578M in sales with 159k buyers.

AtomicMarket made $312M in sales with 873k buyers.

Rarible made $260M in sales with 88k buyers.

CryptoArt Sales During 2021

CryptoArt Sales 2021

CryptoArt marketplaces sold around $1B+. Let’s quickly break it down for perspective:

  • January sold $12M
  • February sold  $91M
  • March sold $206M
  • April sold $103M
  • May sold $62M
  • June sold $16M
  • July has sold $21M
  • August sold $88M
  • September sold $75M
  • October sold $95M
  • November sold  $66M
  • December sold $170M (including Pak’s sale of $92M approx.)


The top collectibles did around $7.65B in sales with 1.35M of buyers; the top marketplaces did around $14.4B in sales with 2.36M of buyers, and CryptoArt did $1B+ in sales.

Great year for the crypto and NFT space, solidifying that crypto and NFTs are here for the long term. Trends in the NFT are going more utility-based, and this includes cash flow generating NFTs from P2E, music royalties, etc. Welcome 2022, we are ready for you!

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