NFT Market Gets Back on Track Thanks to Moonbirds and Solana NFTs

After a six-week cooldown period started in mid-February, the non-fungible token (NFT) market saw a boost in activity throughout April. Popular NFT collection Moonbirds and a rise in demand for Solana (SOL)-based NFTs were the primary drivers.

The NFT market recorded USD 6.3bn in monthly trading volume for the third time in history in April, a growth of 23% from March, according to a report by the data aggregator DappRadar shared with Cryptonews.com.

Moonbirds, the first NFT drop by tech entrepreneur Kevin Rose’s PROOF Collective, a private members-only collective of 1,000 dedicated NFT collectors and artists, contributed the most to the NFT market recovery, generating almost USD 500m in trades, said the report.

As of early May, Moonbirds ranked as the eleventh most traded NFT collection ever, exceeding notable projects like MeebitsDoodles, and Cool Cats. While there has been some controversy around the project, the demand for the pixelated owls has stayed strong, helping the collection’s floor price stay above ETH 28 (USD 81,944).

Another major driver was a surge in demand for Solana-based NFTs. As per DappRadar, the trading volume of Solana NFTs rose by 91% month-over-month (MoM), generating close to USD 300m in sales. Moreover, the average sale price of Solana NFTs increased by USD 350.

After a six-week cooldown period started in mid-February, the non-fungible token (NFT) market saw a boost in activity throughout April. Popular NFT collection Moonbirds and a rise in demand for Solana (SOL)-based NFTs were the primary drivers.

The NFT market recorded USD 6.3bn in monthly trading volume for the third time in history in April, a growth of 23% from March, according to a report by the data aggregator DappRadar shared with Cryptonews.com.

Moonbirds, the first NFT drop by tech entrepreneur Kevin Rose’s PROOF Collective, a private members-only collective of 1,000 dedicated NFT collectors and artists, contributed the most to the NFT market recovery, generating almost USD 500m in trades, said the report.

As of early May, Moonbirds ranked as the eleventh most traded NFT collection ever, exceeding notable projects like MeebitsDoodles, and Cool Cats. While there has been some controversy around the project, the demand for the pixelated owls has stayed strong, helping the collection’s floor price stay above ETH 28 (USD 81,944).

Another major driver was a surge in demand for Solana-based NFTs. As per DappRadar, the trading volume of Solana NFTs rose by 91% month-over-month (MoM), generating close to USD 300m in sales. Moreover, the average sale price of Solana NFTs increased by USD 350.