NFT transactions down 90% since market peak

The NFT marketplace peaked on May 3, when $102 million worth were sold in a single day. Crypto-collectibles accounted for $100 million of those sales, but according to data analyzed by Protos, just $19.4 million in NFT sales (including $9.2 million in crypto-collectibles) were processed in the past week: a near-90% collapse from the market’s peak just one month ago.

This is clearly bad news for collectors of crypto-collectibles, and you will hear lots of people proclaiming that “NFTs are dead!” Remember: an NFT is a specific type of smart contract. While all crypto-collectibles are NFTs, not all NFTs are crypto-collectibles. Smart contracts are a core component of decentralized finance (DeFi) transactions, and the world of DeFi is just getting started.

I’ve written an eBook called Blockchain – Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance to help you evaluate the wide range of emerging DeFi opportunities. Considering today’s news, it’s a timely read.


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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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