Is the recent growth of CryptoPunks indicative of the overall progress of the NFT market?

CryptoPunks, an NFT collection that ranks second in terms of market cap and floor price, has seen a massive increase in the number of unique addresses purchasing the NFT.

The sudden surge in CryptoPunk interest could be attributed to a recent surge in CryptoPunk social activity.

Not to mention that increased interest in the CryptoPunks collection may have an impact on the overall health of the NFT market.


Punk isn’t dead

According to an NFT analyst who goes by the Twitter handle @punk9059, the number of unique addresses that own CryptoPunks grew significantly over the past year.

Well, the number of unique addresses holding CryptoPunks surpassed 3600 for the first time.

One of the reasons for CryptoPunk’s growth could be the spike in its social activity. As can be observed from the chart below, CryptoPunk’s social media volume was pretty much flat throughout the month. However, over the last few weeks, it saw some spikes.

Accompanying the spikes in social media volume was the growth in the weighted sentiment metric. This simply means that the crypto community had positive things to say about CryptoPunks.

Source: Santiment

Furthermore, CryptoPunk’s floor price also observed growth over the past week. It spiked by 6.03% in the last seven days.

However, CryptoPunk’s market cap and volume did not show any improvement over the past 30 days.

Aside from a spike on 28 September, CryptoPunk’s trading volume was relatively flat. Its market cap moved sideways for the majority of last month, not indicating any major fluctuations.

Source: NFTGO

That being said, the decline in trade volume has had a negative effect on CryptoPunk’s average price.

Over the last 24 hours the average trading price for the NFT collection depreciated by 10.24%. However, overall, the average price movement recovered from the lows that it had been constantly hitting between 12-24 September.

Although there has been growth in terms of unique addresses that are holding CryptoPunks, it still appears that the punks have a long way to go and an uphill battle to fight.

Even though CryptoPunk’s recent developments indicate an increasing interest in the NFT space, bluechip NFTs such as BAYC and MAYC haven’t been on the receiving end of any sort of growth.

According to NFTGO, at the time of press, BAYC observed a decline of 11.85% in volume in the last 24 hours. And, MAYC observed an 11.87% decline in the same aspect.

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