By Jamie Redman
A new non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace called Looksrare has surpassed Opensea in terms of daily volume on Wednesday. Statistics show 3,264 Looksrare traders have executed $385.39 million in sales during the last day, as the marketplace has seen a 1,461% increase in daily volume.
Looksrare NFT Market Captures Number 1 Position in Terms of Daily NFT Volume
There’s a new Ethereum-based NFT marketplace called Looksrare and during the last day, it has surpassed Opensea in 24-hour volume. Of course, Opensea is the largest NFT marketplace in terms of all-time volume with $14.68 billion in total sales. The NFT marketplace Looksrare is new and hasn’t processed billions of dollars in sales.
24-hour statistics show, however, Looksrare’s daily volume and hourly volume has surpassed Opensea’s sales on January 12, 2022. Looksrare has seen $385.39 million in sales among 3,241 traders, which is lower than Opensea’s 59,500 traders on Wednesday. Opensea’s 24-hour volume was $109.78 million in sales as of Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. (EST).
While the marketplace is new, the name has been buzzing on social media after the market beat Opensea’s daily trade volume. “The tragedy of complacency. Just like Mex during its heyday, Opensea probably succumbed to their inertia, comfortable in their established dominance,” the Twitter account dubbed “Hsaka” tweeted.
People also have created charts on Dune Analytics highlighting the volumes between both NFT platforms. For instance, one user created a “Looksrare VS Opensea” set of charts that analyzes daily and hourly volume between both NFT markets. Other Dune Analytics users have created visual graphs in order to analyze Looksrare’s sales.
One reason Looksrare is seeing a surge in popularity is because the project is airdropping LOOK tokens to anyone who has spent up to three ether on Opensea. While there are a couple of airdropped tokens unofficially associated with Opensea users, the leading NFT marketplace does not have an official native token.
Dappradar.com’s NFT marketplace data indicates that the average sale on Looksrare at the time of writing is $108K per unit. Meanwhile, other top NFT markets today include Solana’s Magic Eden with $9.48 million in sales, and Mobox, with $1.29 million in sales. While Looksrare’s volume saw the biggest 24-hour percentage gains, Mobox saw an 87.08% increase.
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