In a world where the value of art is increasing and we’re getting increasingly digitalized, it’s no surprise that one of the hottest ways to express yourself would be through the online art pieces you hold. We’ve rounded up the top NFT collections that you can’t miss out on if you’re to be a true NFT expert, collector, or investor!
Perhaps the OG of popularizing NFTs, we have BAYC who famously released their ApeCoins earlier this year as well. BAYC is one of the most popular NFT collections out there, comprising of 10,000 unique NFTs that represent Bored Apes. Apart from owning this unique, highly sought-after piece of digital art, owners of a Bored Ape also gain access to the ‘Yacht Club’. This club grants members benefits such as an invitation into an exclusive Discord server (populated by entrepreneurs, celebrities and more), as well as first dibs on similarly popular related additional NFT drops like the Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAKC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC). With its household-name level and the big names who hold a Bored Ape, you’re definitely in the cool club with a Bored Ape.
NFTv is a revolutionary NFT projects that promises not to just be any NFT collection, but one with exclusivity, utility, earning power and more. NFTv has teamed up with Fashion TV (better known as FTV) to create the FTV Panda collection, made up of 9,999 panda images of NFT collectibles, each with unique characteristics. The FTV Panda gives users entry into a brand new Metaverse where they can experience Social, Fashion, Gaming and Entertainment all in one place. Holders also get access to exclusive events, product drops, NFTv clubs and more. The collection will be launched later this year, so keep your eyes peeled and hands ready!
CryptoPunks is another popular NFT collection, acquired by Yuga Labs earlier this year – the same people who own BAYC. CryptoPunks is a collection of 10,000 unique collectible characters with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain, and are one of the earliest examples of an NFT on Ethereum. Originally, they could be claimed for free by anybody with an ETH wallet, but all 10,000 were quickly claimed; now, they must be purchased from someone via the marketplace that’s also embedded in the blockchain. Via this market one can buy, bid on, and offer punks for sale. Owning a CryptoPunk is surely something to write home about.
Azuki got into some bad press earlier this year, but is slowly rebuilding their name. They’re probably a familiar name to most in the NFT community, possibly being the one who started the anime PFP trend. Each Azuki is worth a lot (of ETH), and purchase of an Azuki, apart from being a social statement, also grants users access to The Garden metaverse. The Azuki project is focused on building open communities, breaking the barriers, decentralized decision making, as well as upcoming physical world features. The Garden from Azuki is a collection of 10,000 avatars that give holders membership access to The Garden, starting with exclusive streetwear collabs, NFT drops, live events, and much more that will be revealed over time. Azuki goes as far as to say that an Azuki is your identity in the metaverse, and not many NFT projects can claim that.
Pudgy Penguins are adorable, and have been branching out from the predominantly NFT-strong market to the mainstream as seen in the ads they’ve been buying. Pudgy Penguins comprises of 8,888 NFTs, each being a cute cartoon penguin with specific unique characteristics that determine the penguin’s rarity. The current floor price for a penguin is over $4,000, but some have already sold for impressive sums, with one being purchased for a few hundred thousand dollars. The floor price of the collection has been increasing over time as well, so apart from being a cute piece to hold, it’s also a potential investment piece.