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The 10 Most Popular NFTs of 2021

… and the highest bid for 69 Million Dollars.

The 10 Most Popular NFTs of 2021

Ever since the globally esteemed NFT artist Super Buddha came into the ITP Live office, we have not stopped talking about NFTs.

If you don’t already know – NFT is digital art that is sold as a form of investment over the block chain.
‘The First Tweet’ – which sold for $2.9 Million in March – has been the most searched for NFT this year, according to 

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s Founder and CEO, auctioned his first ever tweet as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT). It was originally uploaded on March 21 of 2006 and read “just setting up my twttr”. The tweet was bought using ether cryptocurrency for a roaring $2.9 Million.

‘The First Tweet’

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Throughout 2021, interest in Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) increased dramatically, with many Celebrities and Artists releasing their own series of virtual work.

The influx of interest has caused the cost of NFTs to skyrocket, with 2021 becoming a record-setting year in terms of sale prices.

Memes alone can now be sold for over half a Million dollars. Some – which at this point could be considered internet classics – sold this year have included the ‘Disaster Girl’, which sold for $473,000 and ‘Nyan Cat’, which sold for $590,000.

‘The Disaster Girl’

Image Credit: The New York Times

‘Nyan Cat’

Image Credit: Open Seas

In order to see which NFTs have been the most popular during 2021, TRG Datacenters used Google Trends to see which of the most expensive series of artwork has sparked the most interest around the world.

Fun Fact: It is important to note that the most popular blockchain used is Ethereum which utilises about 31 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity per year, equivalent to the whole of Nigeria (TRG Study).

According to TRG Datacenters, the 10 most searched for NFT art pieces from 2021 were:

  1. The first tweet, sold for $2.9 Million
  2. Hashmasks, sold for $16 Million
  3. Doge NFT, sold for $4 Million
  4. Grimes NFT, sold for $6 Million
  5. Everydays: the First 5000 Days, sold for $69 Million
  6. Rick and Morty NFT, sold for $1.6 Million
  7. Crossroads NFT, sold for $6.6 Million
  8. CryptoPunks #7804, sold for $7.5 Million
  9. Genesis estate NFT, sold for $1.5 Million
  10. World Wide Web Source Code NFT, sold for $5.4 Million

If you’d like to read more about our experience with the NFT Artist Super Buddha, read – Artist Super Buddha explains NFT art.