gm - January 3rd, 2023

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Bitcoin celebrates its 14th birthday today! Crypto markets are flat, with Bitcoin unchanged at $16.7k and Ethereum at $1215. Crypto Twitter is abuzz about a new token called $BONK, which was airdropped to all holders of Solana-NFT projects, and is now #269 on Coingecko and has doubled in the past 24hrs — stay safe out there. Forj Research has a tweet on the royalties earned by the top NFT projects for 2022, showing Yuga has made north of $100M+.

Royalties earned by NFT projects in 2022

NFT volumes are up 20%+ in the past 24 hours to $22M. ETH-NFTs are at $17M, and Solana-NFTs are at $4M. BAYC and MAYC sit on top with a combined $4.4M in turnover across 111 trades with an almost equal amount of unique buyers and sellers. Toys by 0xTechno is a new project, making its debut with $1.4M in secondary volume. y00t and Sorare round out the top with $800k each.

Snapshot of Blue-Chip NFTs

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