Beeple Named in New Moonbirds NFT Launch, Sales Soar 1000%

Beeple Named in New Moonbirds NFT Launch, Sales Soar 1000%

Beeple has been named among 22 artists who will be featured strongly in the latest Moonbird NFT Collection. The name of Beeple and other artists has resulted in more than nine (9)-fold increments in the sales volume of Moonbird NFTs across several marketplaces.  

Beeple, the creative name of Mike Winkelmann has been named by NFT collective Proof, the development team behind the popular collection Moonbirds as one of the artists they will be featuring in their collection titled Moonbirds: Diamonds Exhibition. 

News of Beeple and the involvement of other artists such as Terrell Jones and Summer Wagner created a new buzz around Moonbirds which saw its 24-hour sales spike by more than 1,000% to around $133,000. 

While transactions involving sales also soared by 1,000% to 22, the number of Moonbird NFT owners remained unchanged with 6,562 still holding onto their digital arts. 


Beeple’s involvement in the new Moonbird NFT collection 

Beeple made headlines in March 2021 during the peak of the digital collectibles craze when he sold an NFT dubbed Everydays: the First 5000 Days for $69 million at Christie’s in New York. Up until then, the highest he got for a piece of print art was $100. 

The release of the Moonbird collection has been slated for April 27 and will coincide with Beeple’s Everyday party at NFT NYC scheduled for this week (April 9 to 15). 

The official handle of Moonbirds tweeted that there will be a LIVE drawing of Beeple’s Diamond Exhibition at Beeple x PROOF NYC. 

Beeple’s Moonbird association led to some NFTs joining the project’s all-time top sales 

The Diamond Exhibition has been reserved for Moonbird holders that staked their NFTs and reached a status called Diamond Nest and comprise 10,000 pieces of unique digital art. 

While the digital arts are not available for everyone, NFT enthusiasts saw a potential spike in the price of the collections, and their buying and selling activities saw two Moonbirds join the ranks of the top-selling NFTs related to the project. 

Over the past 24 hours, the positive aura of Beeple and its effects led to Moonbirds #3692 and #9041 exchanging hands for $862,740 and $750,809 respectively. 


Moonbird NFTs on its way to $1 billion in sales 

Moonbirds were launched in April 2022 and featured portraits of owls. The project took the NFT space by storm and became one of the fastest collections to cross the $500 million milestone surpassing many mainstream collections in the process. 

Beeple Named in New Moonbirds NFT Launch, Sales Soar 1000%
Moonbirds blowing up.

As of April 11, Moonbirds is ranked tenth (10th) on the highest NFT collections with approximately $643 million in all-time sales volume. 

While the project will continue to trail other collections such as NBA Top Shot, Otherdeed from the Otherside Metaverse, Art Blocks, Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and Axie Infinity (projects with more than $1 billion in sales) for a long time, consistent quadruple percentage spikes could see it escape the threats of Meebits, Metroverse Blackout, Doodles, and Sorare. 

The collection can then move in and challenge for the spots of CloneX and Azuki (projects with higher sales aiming to cross the $1 billion milestone).      

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