Solana NFT Okay Bears tops charts, South African wine NFTs rake it in and more

Okay Bears, a Solana-powered NFT, managed to top OpenSea’s 24-hour sales tracker for the first time earlier today, beating out all other Ethereum (ETH) projects on offer. 

It’s the first time a Solana (SOL) NFT project has reached the top spot in popular NFT marketplace OpenSea’s 24-hour sales tracker.

.@okaybears No.1 on the OpenSea 24h rankings

A @solana project has topped OpenSea’s market-wide 24h sales tracker for the first time!

Check out the latest featured Solana collections on our dedicated SOL page:

— OpenSea (@opensea) April 27, 2022

The Solana-based NFT, which features a collection of 10,000 diverse images of bears, told its Twitter followers it had sold out its collection only a day after its launch, bringing in 231,000 SOL, equivalent to $23.1 million in total sales to date at the time of writing, according to NFT tracker Cryptoslam. 

Sold out. We ARE Okay

— Okay Bears (@okaybears) April 26, 2022

The Solana network has been gaining traction as a contender in the Ethereum-dominated NFT market. Today, it is the second most active blockchain by NFT sales volume over the last 24 hours.

Source: Cryptoslam

Fine wine NFTs auctioned in South African wine industry first

In a first for South Africa’s fine wine industry, five of the country’s finest and historic wine collections have been auctioned off as NFTs, raising nearly 3 million RAND (US$186,800).

The auction was undertaken through Strauss & Co, a fine art auctioneer and consultant, with several wine estates including Klein Constantia, Meerlust, Mullineux, Kanonkop and Vilafonté putting their collections under the gavel. Two of the lots were paid with Bitcoin (BTC) immediately after the sale.

“It shows that collectors value the ability to own and trade fine wines through these new ownership certificates,” said Web3 company Fanfire’s CEO Gert-Jan Van Rooyen, the tech partner behind the auction.

“We envision a future where collectors can hold an entire…


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