Do you want to know the best NFT projects you can invest in this year? We’ve got the right list for you. NFTs have revolutionized the way we buy and appreciate digital art. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are digital assets representing real-world objects in the digital realm. NFTs are commonly art, music, game items, collectibles, real estate, and videos. Ownership of NFTs is passed online, usually involving cryptocurrency transactions. Although NFTs were founded in 2014, its popularity skyrocketed only in the past few years.
Today, statistics show that the NFT market is now worth more than $40 billion. NFT sales also grew by 131 times in the span of one year, between 2020 and 2021. The most expensive NFT at the moment is priced at an outstanding $91.8 million. These numbers show that NFTs are here to make an economic impact, and they are here to stay.
NFTs today are not mere items you can stock on a shelf. NFTs now involve gaming, trading, minting, and many others. Several metaverse games offer unique NFTs for players. Several crypto influencers and newsletters have also projected NFTs’ continued growth in the upcoming years.
Of course, NFTs are not too good to be true. There are downsides to it, such as sudden shifts in value and rarity, and volatility of cryptocurrency. This is why it’s important to know which projects are trusted, tried, and tested.
On this list, we curated the top NFT projects you may read on, observe, and purchase, including projects which are upcoming and those which are already-established. Let’s have a look!
17 Best NFT Projects in 2022 ⬇️
Opensea: GENE_SIS: The Girls of Armament
Gene_Sis’ backstory is quite similar to current events. These NFTs are inspired by women with combat capabilities and antibodies against a deadly virus. They were experimented and produced after human civilization had been obliterated. The women characters in the NFTs have different characteristics and abilities.
The creators of this project believe in the principle “don’t overpromise, only aim to deliver.” Aside from digital art, Gene_Sis also delves into music, figures, fashion, and gaming products. 4.5K people now own a Gene_Sis NFT.
Karafuru is home to 5,555 generative arts where colors reign supreme. Owning a Karafuru will give you a pass to the Playground, where you can get exclusive perks such as merchandise, sculptures, games, and many others. The latest Karafuru collaboration is with Hypebeast and Atmos.
Currently, 3,690 owners have at least one Karafuru NTF in their wallet. The most expensive Karafuru NFT sold was “Karafuru #1780,” which was sold for $29.5k on May 24, 2022.
Opensea: Super Rare
SuperRare is the digital art market on Ethereum. Each artwork is authentically created by an artist in the network, and tokenized as a collectible digital asset. SuperRare allows artists to release limited-edition digital artwork tracked on the blockchain, making the pieces rare, verified, and collectible.
Artworks in this market range from still images, GIFs, 3D artworks, to videos. There are currently 6,846 SuperRare owners, owning a total supply of 32,036 tokens.
Opensea: Zoop Priority Pass
Zoop is a digital trading card platform that allows users to connect to celebrities through collecting their 3D cards. Zoops can bid, buy, sell, and trade celebrity cards as well as compete in games and challenges. By leveling up and unlocking Zoop points, players can earn more cards and gain extra rewards.
Zoop is created by Tim Stokely, who is also the founder of OnlyFans. Stokely now wants to conquer WEB3 with this NFT project, bringing celebrities and brands new ways of interacting with fans and consumers.
Opensea: Polychain Monsters
Polychain Monsters is a play-to-earn trading game where players can collect NFTs, open booster packs, fight battles, and trade with other players. The Polymons differ in type, color, shape, and rarity. The game offers 3D art, as opposed to the growing number of 2D pixel art NFTs.
There are 10,306 Polychain Monsters owners, owning a total supply of 32,757 tokens.
Opensea: SuperFarm Genesis Series
SuperFarm is a growing NFT ecosystem, which empowers NFT creators, collectors and traders to participate in an NFT marketplace that is open and accessible to all. It is a cross-chain protocol allowing anyone to deploy DeFi and NFT farms with no code required.
The first NFTs on SuperFarm have a cyberpunk aesthetic, set in the dystopian future city of Cryptopolis. These NFTs are packed with utility across the SUPERVERSE, and will entitle their holders to unique privileges and unlock new experiences. Holders of these NFTs will enjoy key platform utilities such as priority whitelist access, farming multipliers, access to in-game items and more.
Opensea: Impostors Genesis Aliens
The Impostors Genesis Aliens represent the foundational NFT collection of the Impostors ecosystem, and serve as passes the Impostors Genesis Season. Impostors is a social deduction game where players have the role of either Innocent or Impostor. Each Genesis Character has a combination of over 200 traits and will provide stat-based advantages in various metaverse game modes.
Since its initial mint, the game has seen massive success, with the floor price rising as a result. There are 5,132 Impostors Genesis Aliens owners, owning a total supply of 10,420 tokens.
Opensea: Otherdeed for Otherside
Otherside is a metaverse project of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). The Otherside is an MMORPG which is connected with the BAYC ecosystem. It will incorporate NFTs from across multiple platforms in order to create one of the largest metaverses. Collaborations with other NFT ecosystems are also planned, where players will be able to participate with playable NFTs from collections like World of Women (WoW), Cool Cats, and CrypToadz.
At the moment, the Otherside is still on the works, but is definitely a project to keep an eye on.
Genies are official avatars for the world’s biggest icons, within the avatar ecosystem. Genies was first founded in 2017, where it targeted social media and messaging platforms. Now, it’s in the metaverse. Its avatar ecosystem consists of avatars, fashion and collectibles, spaces and venues, and social experiences. Genies will provide owners with tools to manifest their ideas in their own mini world.
Genies collaborated with Shawn Mendes, where the funds raised from NFT sales will be donated to the Shawn Mendes Foundation. The average price of one Wonder: Shawn Mendes x Genies NFT is $824.7. There are 275 Wonder: Shawn Mendes x Genies owners at the moment.
Opensea: Worldwide Webb Land
Worldwide Webb is an interoperable pixel art MMORPG metaverse game giving utility to popular NFT projects. The game uses NFTs for in-game NFT Avatars, pets, lands, NFT items, and quests. The Worldwide Webb was the first metaverse game that gave NFT holders the power to play as their avatar.
Currently, there are 4,546 Worldwide Webb Land owners, owning a total supply of 9,508 tokens. Meanwhile, there are 213 Worldwide Webb Items owners, owning a total supply of 315 tokens.
Opensea: Invisible Friends
Invisible Friends is a collection of 5,000 animated invisible characters created by Swedish animator Markus Magnusson. This NFT is also a Random Character Collective project. On its first day of trading, the project established a floor price of 12 ETH.
This NFT features invisible characters accessorized with everything under the sun, from everyday apparel, fishing accessories, skateboards, invisible pets, to science equipment. Each artwork has its own unique traits.
At the moment, there are 4,008 Invisible Friends owners, owning a total supply of 5,000 tokens.
Opensea: Psychedelics Anonymous Genesis
Psychedelics Anonymous Genesis is an NFT collection which grants the holders with the highest level of membership. The perks include limited edition genesis merchandise, limited edition genesis metaverse wearables, VIP metaverse areas, and many others.
Profit from this NFT project is given in support of advancements in mental health–the profit is donated to companies that are exploring Psilocybin research, helping those suffering with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There are 5,785 Psychedelics Anonymous Genesis owners, owning a total supply of 9,595 tokens.
Opensea: Exclusible Alpha
Alpha NFT drop is Exclusible's first-ever collection, and it represents an entry card to the most desired digital luxury club. Exclusible is a premium curated virtual platform that provides limited-edition NFTs and high-end metaverse experiences to world's most desirable luxury brands and major celebrities.
Exclusible Alpha is a passport to the most fascinating NFTs drops, metaverse, and gaming experiences from big luxury brands and international celebrities, with a limited collection of 3000 units only. There are 1,189 Exclusible Alpha owners, owning a total supply of 3,000 tokens.
Opensea: Foundation (FND)
Foundation is an invite-only Ethereum-based NFT marketplace for creators and collectors launched in 2021. Foundation is one of the largest NFT marketplaces on the web. The most valuable NFT on Foundation was Edward Snowden’s only NFT called “Stay Free,” which sold for 2,224 ETH.
At the moment, there are 17,791 Foundation owners, owning a total supply of 115,473 tokens.
Azuki starts with a collection of 10,000 avatars that give holders membership access to The Garden–a corner of the internet where artists, builders, and web3 enthusiasts meet to create a decentralized future. Azuki holders receive access to exclusive drops, experiences, and many others.
Azuki NFTs are 2D artworks, resembling anime characters. These characters are all facing to the left, and are equipped with different clothing, accessories, and facial features.
There are currently 5,149 Azuki owners, owning a total supply of 10,000 tokens.
Opensea: adidas Originals Into the Metaverse
Adidas Originals Into the Metaverse NFT is a digital asset used to represent ownership of unique items designed in collaboration with adidas Originals, Bored Ape Yacht Club, PUNKS Comic and gmoney. The NFT grants holders access to exclusive physical merchandise, and open metaverse virtual land experiences.
The average price of one Adidas Originals Into the Metaverse NFT was $1.6K. There are 20,775 adidas Originals Into the Metaverse owners, owning a total supply of 2 tokens.
RTFKT creates next generation NFT sneakers, fashion and gaming items, and other collectibles for the metaverse. The company offers limited edition custom sneakers and accessories designed for gaming enthusiasts, which come with a unique virtual version for users to try on and unlock special effects. RTFKT is known for helping big brands build their own NFT collections and metaverse projects.
RTFKT’s latest collaboration is with Nike, where they revealed Nike CryptoKicks, a new collection of customizable NFT sneakers. This was RTFKT's first big sneaker release since Nike acquired it in December. There are 6,163 RTFKT x Nike Dunk Genesis CryptoKicks owners, owning a total supply of 11,856 tokens.
NFTs completely changed how we appreciate, trade, sell, and own art in the digital space. Since its founding in 2014, NFTs have continued to shoot at an upward trajectory, increasing its market size and predicting a continuous growth in the coming years. With its popularity, especially among the younger generations, there is no question why consumers would want to start investing in it right away.
On this list, we presented you with the top NFT projects you can follow, invest in, or collaborate with this 2022. To get more insights on NFTs, the blockchain, and the metaverse, check the AJ Marketing Blog.
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