Moonbirds Shook the NFT World With Record-Setting $294M in Sales

The collection of 10,000 pixelated owls NFTs had a tremendous debut and might become the next grand project, comparable to CryptoPunks.

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The collection of 10,000 pixelated owls NFTs had a tremendous debut and might become the next bluechip project, comparable to CryptoPunks. MoonBirds launched on April 16 with the mint price of 2.5 ETH per NFT. The floor price rapidly increased to 17 ETH, with over 73,400 ETH (over $223M) at traded volume on OpenSea. Yet, according to Cryptoslam data, the collection has already reached over $294 million, including mint sales. 

As reported by CoinMarketCap, Moonbirds is now the top NFT collection, with higher sales volume than Bored Apes, Azuki, Doodles, and MAYC in the last seven days. Launched only four days ago, Moonbirds is already the all-time top 12th NFT collection. 

The most expensive Moonbird, so far, was sold for 135 ETH, Dapp Radar shared data.

utility-enabled PFPs that provide long-term benefits (nesting) and enable access to the private Proof Discord. In the channel, NFT holders will discuss upcoming collaborations, projects and will organize events and meetups. Proof is also building its metaverse named ‘Project Highrise,’ where Moonbirds will be welcomed.

The strong team has also been the key to the successful NFT project. Kevin Rose is the co-creator of Moonbirds and the founder of Proof. He is also an entrepreneur and the partner of ‘True Ventures’ Web 3.0 firm. Other prominent team members behind the owl NFTs are the founder of three companies and Web3 investor Ryan Carson and digital artist Justin Mezzell.

Well-known personalities in the NFT world, such as Gary Vaynerchuk and Beeple, showed their support for the project.

Unfortunately, the Web3 world is known for being vulnerable to hackers. Moonbirds also suffered from cybercriminals when over 15 Twitter verified accounts were compromised to share fake links to Moonbirds collections. Twitter accounts that shared phishing links include Levi Sanders (son of Bernie Sanders), cricketer Martin Guptil, RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Dahlia Sin, and Pangina Heals.

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Agne Cimermanaite

Agne is a journalist and writer with a background in literature, culture, and arts. She entered the Web3 space in 2021 and began writing about cryptocurrency and NFTs. Agne is passionate about technology and storytelling and is always on the lookout for exciting stories.

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