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New Analysis Claims 90% of NFTs are “Useless and Meaningless” — Massive Sales Paint a Deceptive Picture

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During the latest NFT mania, which extended from late July to early September, a number of top-notch NFT sales made headlines across all media outlets, convincing everyone that the market is finally rewarding patient investors. However, a deeper analysis reveals that the bulk majority of NFTs are useless and that the market is very illiquid.

Data acquired from OpenSea, the leading NFT marketplace, reveals that over 73% of NFTs had only one transaction in the last three months. This means that the majority of investors who risked investment in digital items were not able to sell back their NFTs. In other words, they got stuck with something no one wants.

The market for non-fungible tokens is dominated by prominent, ultra-expensive works. As per a recent report by Bloomberg, 3% of NFT collections accounted for 97% of all the money injected into the market, which was over $3 billion in the month of August. 

Mentioning this, Gauthier Zuppinger, co-founder at, a website that tracks digital collectibles, said that the majority of NFTs are worthless. “Maybe 90% of collections minted today are totally useless and meaningless,” Zuppinger said.

In reference to the success stories, those who managed to acquire an NFT at a low price but sold it at an eye-popping price, Zuppinger said they just got lucky. “It’s just really a tiny piece of the community and some extremely lucky or well-informed people,” he said.

Advertisement &nbsp &nbsp The NFT Hype Has Ended?

Around mid-August, the CEO at Art Block Erick Calderon asserted that the company’s squiggle NFTs are selling out at lightning-fast speed. “Now every time we release something it feels like this drop because it just sells out instantly,” he said.

This was only one of the stories related to the exceptional demand for digital items. The circumstance around more popular project...

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