Sales volume of the popular non-fungible token (NFT) series shot up about 519% in the past 24 hours, according to CryptoSlam data, after Pudgy Penguins teased an Antarctic map that resembles a gaming metaverse.

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Fast facts

  • Penguin fans speculate the project is hinting at the launch of a metaverse.
  • Yuga Labs is launching a new metaverse called Otherside this month, based on its celebrated Bored Apes NFT collection.
  • Earlier this month, the Pudgy Penguins NFT series was acquired by LA-based entrepreneur Luca Netz after the community ousted the founders in January.
  • Pudgy Penguins NFTs currently have a floor price of 2.44ETH (US$7,322).

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