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Ethereum NFT Sales Plummet: Impact on ETH Price and Market Stability

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  • Ethereum NFT market experienced a 55% drop in sales last month, with major collections losing over 40%.
  • Despite NFT sales decline, Ethereum’s price remains relatively stable; however, network activity shows significant decrease.

The market for Ethereum-based Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) has experienced a significant downturn over the last month, with total sales dropping by 55%. Key collections such as Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), and Crypto Punks have seen their sales and base prices decrease by over 40%.

Despite these declines in the NFT sector, the price of Ethereum (ETH) has remained relatively stable in recent days. However, there is a noticeable decrease in network activity, evidenced by fewer daily active addresses and reduced gas usage, suggesting a downturn in overall activity within the Ethereum network.

This decrease in engagement might indicate a diminishing interest in the Ethereum platform. While Ethereum’s price has benefited temporarily from excitement surrounding its Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF), a potential decline in interest in Ethereum ETFs could pose long-term challenges.

Ethereum-ETH-17.19.30-01-Jun-2024
Source: Santiment

As of the latest update, ETH is trading at $3,786.76, marking a slight decrease of 0.68%. The growth in new network addresses interacting with ETH has also slowed considerably, suggesting that the market may be hesitant to invest at the current price levels.

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Source: Santiment

There are investors who are possibly waiting for a price correction before increasing their holdings of ETH. Additionally, there has been an increase in the trading velocity of ETH, which indicates that the frequency of transactions involving ETH has risen.

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Source: Santiment

Future price movements of ETH will likely depend on whether this increased trading velocity continues and whether it can instill confidence among investors.

In terms of investor sentiment, most Ethereum holders currently find themselves in a profitable position, as reflected by a high Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio. Although a high MVRV ratio generally encourages selling, the substantial presence of long-term holders, as shown by the high ratio of long/short holdings, suggests that a major sell-off might not be imminent.

While the Ethereum NFT market is facing challenges, the broader implications for ETH’s price and market remain mixed. Investors and holders appear cautious, reflecting a market that is in a state of flux.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628
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