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OKX NFT platform tops Blur and OpenSea in daily trading volume

Crypto exchange OKX’s nonfungible token (NFT) arm surpassed the 24-hour trading volume of other prominent NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, Blur and Magic Eden. 

On Dec. 18, the OKX NFT marketplace recorded a daily trading volume of around $50 million at around 10:00 am UTC, according to decentralized applications (DApp) data tracker DappRadar. 

At the time of writing, the platform’s trading volume has dropped to $35 million. However, OKX’s NFT arm is still ahead of its competitors Blur, Magic Eden and OpenSea, which have a combined 24-hour trading volume of around $24 million. 

24-hour NFT trading volume by marketplace. Source: DappRadar

The NFT marketplaces’ trading volume surged as the platform offered Bitcoin Ordinals trading. Data from NFT tracker CryptoSlam shows that the Bitcoin network had a massive week, with a sales volume of $367 million, surpassing Ethereum and Solana, which had $91 million in their weekly trading volume. 

The shift in sales volume for Bitcoin NFTs came as early as Dec. 12. On that date, the Bitcoin network had a daily NFT sales volume of $24 million, followed by Ethereum with around $16 million and Solana with $6 million.

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Apart from Bitcoin Ordinals, the broader NFT space has also experienced a comeback, with the space’s collective volume nearing $1 billion in November. During that month, the average value of NFT transactions surged by 114%, going from $126 to $270, suggesting that users are more willing to perform higher-value trades than in the previous months. 

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