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Best NFTs To Buy - Not Apes But Owls, Punks And More

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Here’s today’s roll call: apes, dogs, lions, owls . . . and you get the best zoo, er, the best NFTs to buy right now.

And don’t forget the penguins and the whales, too.

Despite the seemingly complicated technological aspect surrounding non-fungible tokens or NFTs, they continue to capture people’s interest.

Hollywood celebrities - who generally won’t miss anything trendy - even partake in marketing these digital assets.

Justin Bieber, Eminem, Jimmy Fallon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, including the 63-year-old Madonna, all dealt with NFTs one way or another.

COPYRIGHT_WI: Published on https://washingtonindependent.com/ebv/best-nfts-to-buy/ by Camilo Wood on 2022-08-17T02:17:28.278Z

A few days ago, TechRadar reported about the sale of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet NFTs.

Each NFT from the collection carries a price tag of 1 Ethereum (ETH), which, as of this writing, is approximately $1,870.

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Heart to Heart International (est. 1986), a Kansas-based healthcare-focused non-profit organization.

NFTs for a cause, huh?

Then for the charitable ones out there, those spreadsheets could be the best NFTs to buy today.

How NFTs Are Invading the Art World

Best NFTs To Buy Right Now

Based on an article published by Singapore-based finance site EconomyWatch, non-fungible tokens became one of the “hottest” investment trends in 2021.

This 2022, it identified the following as five of the best NFTs to buy:

ShipAge

It’s a certified unique collection to have.

According to the article:

Each ShipAge NFT is minted as a limited edition 1/1.

Staking on its easy-to-use platform will reward people with the utility coin SparkPoint Fuel Price ($SFUEL or SFUEL/USD).

The first 100 stakers will get 300 $SFUEL.

As of this writing, per CoinMarketCap, $SFUEL has a value of $0.00189.

Decentraland

This is one example of virtual worlds as NFTs (or virtual land NFT).

One can buy virtual goods here, trade and create avatars, among other things.

CryptoPunks

The article introduced this NFT as old but popular.

It further said:

The CryptoPunks are the rockstars of the blockchain world.

Its fame has been increasing steadily since its launch in 2017 - one of the NFTs marketed during that time.

Pudgy Penguins

There are 8,888 penguin NFTs to choose from.

Purchases from moneyed investors intensified their value, making them one of the best NFTs to buy.

Once, an investor shelled out $463,000.

The said article also included Lucky Block NFTs (no. 3; after ShipAge) and Bored Ape Yacht Club (no. 4; before Decentraland).

CryptoPunk NFTs from left to right, top row: 7144, 3764, 7569; middle row: 8131, 4551, 6459; bottom 7756 and 3088
CryptoPunk NFTs from left to right, top row: 7144, 3764, 7569; middle row: 8131, 4551, 6459; bottom 7756 and 3088

Set Sail - Best NFTs To Buy On OpenSea

OpenSea (est. December 2017) is an NFT marketplace, with headquarters in New York City.

One can find some of the best NFTs to buy here.

It currently supports these blockchains:

  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Klaytn (KLAY)
  • Polygon (MATIC)
  • Solana (SOL)

At the time of this writing, the following are the top 5 NFTs at OpenSea in the last 24 hours (in all the blockchains it supports; in all categories):

Otherdeed For Otherside

Token Metrics, a cryptocurrency research platform, described this as an “NFT metaverse land collection.”

Yuga Labs, the one behind the famous Bored Ape Yacht Club, teamed up with Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based venture capital company, for this NFT collection.

Fast facts:

  • Number of items for sale: 100,000
  • Floor price: 1.75 ETH ($3,296)
  • Best offer: 1.7 ETH ($3,202)

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)

It’s a limited collection of Bored Ape NFTs.

BAYC, remains to be one of the best NFTs to buy this August, at least based on its ranking at OpenSea.

Purchasing just one Bored Ape will automatically make the buyer a member to the exclusive Yacht Club.

As a member, one of the benefits include access to The Bathroom.

From the Bored Ape creators:

The BAYC Bathroom will become operational once the presale period is over.

According to the BAYC site, it’s “a collaborative graffiti board;” a “canvas” where members can “draw, scrawl, or write expletives.”

There are now approximately 6,400 owners of Bored Ape NFTs.

Fast facts:

  • Items: 10,000
  • Floor price: 79 ETH ($148,608)
  • Best offer: 69 ETH ($129,797)

Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC)

This is another collection of digital apes from Yuga Labs, launched in August 2021.

Fast facts:

  • Items: 19,425
  • Floor price: 14.19 ETH ($28,028)
  • Best offer: 13.1 ETH ($24,642)

Lady Ape Club

TNC Art Team, the art department of TNC Group, created this collection of 10,000 NFTs.

Only 1,000 can be bought on OpenSea. STRMNFT marketplace sells the remaining 9,000.

TNC Group is a blockchain company from Dubai.

Fast facts:

  • Items: 700
  • Floor price: 0.7 ETH ($1,316)
  • Best offer: 0.5 ETH ($940)

Rare Apepe YC

According to its creator, digital art studio RareLabs, Rare Apepes pay “homage” to the Bored Ape NFTs.

Fast facts:

  • Items: 10,000
  • Floor price: 0.47 ETH ($885)
  • Best offer: 0.43 ETH ($810)

From the same list, the next five best NFTs to buy on OpenSea are:

  • Women Ape Yacht Club (what: 10,000 NFTs; floor price: 0.06 ETH or $113)
  • Azuki (10,000 avatars; 6.3 ETH or $11,868)
  • Rotten Anti Social Club (9,582 “animated piles of garbage;” 0.03 ETH or $56)
  • Moonbirds (10,000 NFT profile pictures or PFPs; 12.5 ETH or $23,548)
  • Clone X-X Takashi Murakami (20,000 next-generation avatars; 7 ETH or $13,187)

Note: The author used the conversion service (ETH to USD) of CoinChefs. All amounts stated are the approximated rates in U.S. dollars.

Three male and female avatars from Azuki NFTs
Three male and female avatars from Azuki NFTs

Starter Set - Best NFTs To Buy For Beginners

For this section, beginners may want to consider the suggestions from cryptocurrency researcher and writer Eric Dunne.

Dunne’s August 2022 list of the best NFTs to buy, as published by InsideBitcoins, include (in the following order):

Lucky Block

Introduced in March 2022, the Lucky Block Platinum Rollers Club is an NFT collection of video files in MP4 format.

Beginners can buy from the NFT marketplace LaunchPad.

Battle Infinity

This play-to-earn (P2E) game is an NFT-based fantasy sports game, and it’s on presale until October.

Its utility token is the altcoin IBAT Battle Infinity Metaverse (IBAT token).

In his July 2022 interview with InsideBitcoins, one of its co-founders said that he was inspired by another NFT-based game.

The popularity of the online video game Axie Infinity sparked the idea for Suresh Joshi to create Battle Infinity.

Tamadoge

This gaming platform describes itself on its website as a P2E Dogecoin.

As of this August, the presale of Tamadoge already hit $1 million.

Use TamaDoge Pet NFTs (4,000 NFTs on the Polygon blockchain) to play.

Then use the Tamadoge (TAMA) meme coins to transact and get rewards.

Real Estate Investment Club (REIC)

REIC NFTs are the best NFTs to buy for beginners interested in real estate.

Its launch schedule: September 2022.

Operating on the Ethereum blockchain, Business 2 Community said its NFT collection will have over “600 possible traits.”

Identity 20XY - Augmented Reality NFT Product Demo

Identity 20XY

This NFT project is when blockchain meets augmented reality (AR).

In its own words:

Bringing AR to the world of NFTs.

How?

One can “wear” an augmented reality NFT mask while in an online meeting or teleconference.

That sounds like the best NFTs to buy for those who don’t want to show their faces online BUT need to turn on the camera.

Thanks to AR and to the Romanian financial services company Minyma Technologies and Florida-based advertising services firm Galaxis behind Identity 20XY.

Other top NFTs to buy on Dunne’s list include:

  • Souls of Nature (an NFT game; 9,271 Nature Souls NFTs)
  • FaceTransPlants or FTPs (10,000 NFTs; art works and digital caricatures)
  • Invisible Friends (5,000 NFTs; Ethereum blockchain)

The wide-eyed owls - the Moonbirds Ethereum NFTs - also made it to his list for this month.

6 different invisible friends nft
6 different invisible friends nft

For The Cash-Less - Best NFTs To Buy Under $100

As the proverbial line “there are many fishes on the sea” goes, people deterred by budget constraints to buy NFTs should go to OpenSea.

There they could stumble upon some of the best NFTs to buy that won’t burn a hole in one’s pocket.

Go ahead and look for the following:

a. as low as 0.01 ETH ($18)

  • Broadcasters NFT (7,777 items; art collectibles of people with TV or radio as heads)
  • Cheap NFTs for Sale (187 items)
  • 0xVampire Project (NFT characters; 9,860 items)
  • The Project URS (3D animated avatars; 9,983 items)

b. floor price of 0.02 ETH ($37.50)

  • Lazy Lions Bungalows (10,262 items)
  • The Moon Boyz (11,110 items; 3D robot-like figures)
  • The Yakuza Cat Society (8,929 items)

Some can also check Secret Society of Whales (10,000 whale NFTs), with a floor price of 0.03 ETH ($56).

Visit other NFT marketplaces as well for the best NFTs to buy that cost no more than a hundred bucks.

Broadcasters NFTs of six people with TVs and one radio as heads, with one wearing Akatsuki clothes
Broadcasters NFTs of six people with TVs and one radio as heads, with one wearing Akatsuki clothes

People Ask

What To Do With NFT After Buying?

It depends on what NFT someone bought.

If it’s an art NFT, for example, one can simply display it.

Generally, people can invest in the NFTs they acquired.

How Do NFTs Gain Value?

According to NFT Investor Journal:

NFTs gain value when buyers are able to successfully sell their NFTs at a higher price than what they paid for them.

How Do I Know If My NFT Will Go Up In Value?

Cointelegraph named the following as the factors that establish an NFT’s value:

  • rarity
  • ownership
  • utility
  • social proof
  • interoperability

How Do I Know If My NFT Is Rare?

Use these online tools to determine your NFT’s rarity, as suggested by NFT Desire:

  • OpenSea rankings
  • Rarity Sniper
  • HowRare.is
  • Traitsniper

Conclusion

The “Not Apes” phrase in the title of this article refers to the Bored Apes collection being not one of the best NFTs to buy.

Though it’s on the top list on OpenSea and recommended by several sites, per The Motley Fool, it “isn't a good investment.”

The popular investment advice and financial site remind buyers/investors:

It’s never wise to invest in something solely because it’s popular or because celebrities are buying it.

It also warned that it could be “a huge gamble” to buy with the aim of reselling it later for a higher price.

The BAYC is mentioned in this article with respect to the opinions and views of the people who find it worth investing in.

As for the author of this piece, the best NFTs to buy include those that can bring both personal joy and financial gains.

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Camilo Wood

Camilo Wood - Every day, to make a conscious decision to do something, say something, or act in a way that will improve my work experience. I assist organisations in disrupting the status quo of transition. I teach them how to turn their community from enduring change to evolving through change using a realistic and repeatable structure.

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