Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) became the fifth non-fungible token (NFT) collection to cross US$1 billion in all-time sales on Wednesday, according to data from CryptoSlam

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Fast facts

  • Axie Infinity occupies the top spot in sales volume with over US$4 billion, followed by CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Art Blocks.
  • Launched in August 2021, MAYC is a collection of 20,000 NFTs created by exposing BAYC NFTs to a “mutant serum.” 
  • MAYC recently experienced an uptick in sales as it soared by more than 72% over the last seven days, fueled by creator Yuga Labs’ acquisition of rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits from Larva Labs. 
  • While the NFT market sales cooled down in recent days, CryptoPunks, Meebits, BAYC and MAYC all surged in sales volume since Yuga Labs’ acquisition, with Meebits surging by over 1,000%  over seven days. 
  • NBA Top Shot, an NFT collection launched by Dapper Labs, is US$50 million in sales away from becoming the sixth NFT collection to join the US$1 billion club. 

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