NFT trading volume increased 400 times, analysts from The Block Research found out. In 2020, the figure was $ 33 million, and in 2021 it reached $ 13 billion.
Approximately 88% of deals were made on one of the main NFT marketplaces OpenSea ($ 12.5 billion).
Auction house Sotheby’s sold NFT for $ 100 million. More than half of the bidders were under 40 years old, 78% of them traded tokens on the auction site for the first time.
In 2021, venture capital investments in cryptocurrencies reached a record $ 30 billion. The previous maximum was recorded in 2018 – about $ 8 billion.