Azuki, an anime avatars NFT collection, is in a tight race with the CryptoPunks for the weekly sales volume title, building on its successful debut month in January, according to CryptoSlam data

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Fast facts

  • Azuki traded the top spot with CryptoPunks several times on Friday, but currently trails CryptoPunks by less than US$500,000, as of press time.
  • Azuki’s weekly performance wraps up an industry-leading 30-day period in which the collection’s sales volume increased by 473.95%.
  • Azuki launched 10,000 NFTs on Jan. 12, selling out within minutes and generating more than US$300 million in sales in the first month.
  • In 2021, the NFT market surged to become a US$41 billion industry, with CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club leading the pack in overall trading volumes, surpassing a billion dollars each.
  • Azuki made a grand entrance into the arena this year and is already the eighth-highest selling NFT collection of all time on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • Azuki’s floor price on the OpenSea NFT marketplace is 14.19 ETH (US$41,672) with some collectibles grabbed for over half a million dollars, according to CryptoSlam.

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