CoinGeckothe largest cryptocurrency data aggregator in the world, compiled a ranking of celebrities with the NFTs most expensive purchased since 2021, analyzing transaction data from OpenSea, SuperRare and Etherscan.
As indicated, the figures that came to pay for a unique token It is barely 3,400 million dollars, a 68% year-on-year drop, in a sector that moved 12,600 million in January of this year.
According to experts, NFTs have garnered attention for the huge sums of money they have attracted: as collectibles, speculative investments, and displays of wealth.
An example of this occurred in March 2021, when the digital artist Beeple sold an NFT for $69 million at auction to an investment firm that purported to promote digital art.
the financial portal bagmania indicated that the majority of transactions date back to 2022 or the beginning of this, in full bloom of the tokens unique. Snoop DoggJustin Bieber, Neymar Jr. and Madonna are on the list.
Celebrities buying NFTs are a testament to how these tokens they have started to become entwined with popular culture,” said CoinGecko COO and co-founder Bobby Ong.
“Whether for investment purposes, used as a social signal or a means to gain access to exclusive communities, the NFT sector has high growth potential that is still largely untapped today,” added the director. of operations and co-founder of the company.
list of celebrities
First stands the rapper Snoop Doggwho bought the NFT’Right Click and Save As guy‘ for a total of $7,088,229 in December of last year. The rapper has an extremely valuable collection of NFTs spread across multiple accounts. This includes multiple CryptoPunks, Bored Apes and a second piece of XCOPY which he bought for $3.9 million.
The entrepreneur follows Gary Vaynerchuckwith your purchase of the ‘CryptoPunk #2140′ for a total of $3,953,216 in June 2021. Third place goes to pop singer Justin Bieber for your purchase ofBored Ape Yacht Club #3001′, which he got for $1,301,550.
American DJ and producer Steve Aoki ranked fourth with his purchase of ‘Doodle #2238′ for a total of $862,056. In addition, Logan Paul occupies the fifth position with its purchase of the ‘K4M-1 #03′ from the 0N1 Force collection, for a price of $624,669.
From athletes to DJ
On the other hand, the Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr.ranks 6th with his NFT’Bored Ape Yacht Club #5269′ for $569,531. In seventh place is the electronic music producer marshmellowith your purchase of ‘CryptoPunk #8274′ for $504,069.
Eighth place goes to the pop legend Madonnawith your purchase of ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club #4988′, which he acquired for $466,461, as in addition to owning several NFTs, he has created his own digital art collection titled ‘Mother of Creation’, consisting of three NFTs made in collaboration with the famous artist Beeple.
american rapper Eminem takes ninth place with his purchase of ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club #9055′, for which he paid $453,776 and the Buccaneers quarterback, Tom Brady complete the top ten, with your purchase of the ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club #3667′, for which he paid $453,062.
However, the market for non-fungible tokens (NFT) is going backwards. After the bubble that this type of digital asset lived through, there are not a few celebrities who have been carried away by the trend of collecting digital art that shook the markets just a few months ago.