Got a spare pile of cash you were wondering what to do with? We got you with this non-exhaustive list of top NFTs you can invest in! Consider this the Argos Catalogue of NFTs.
Go through each one, circle it with a black marker pen, and give it back to mum just in time for next Christmas.
It's been a couple of years now since the world went NFT-mad, putting bids on that random meme that lives in the recesses of your 15-year-old mind.
But now it's expanded waaaay beyond this, from online games, to profile-picture specific pieces, to buying prestigious artwork that can never actually be hung on the wall to impress your hipster friends.
If you've just woken up from a coma and have no idea what I'm talking about: number one, congratulations, you're a fighter and your family is very proud of you, number two, be sure to check up on our WTF NFTs article. There's some other news stuff about the site, just to get you up to speed with the rest of the world too.
One NFT element we've been seeing a rise in is the popularity of NFTs with an extra added element i.e. a utility that takes them beyond a piece of digital artwork and makes the purchase an experience. This might be through multiple types of media, digital interaction, or even through a real-world event or add-on. A purchaser could receive a physical piece of art that matches their NFT, or a function in the gaming world. Basically, it's an NFT+.
Recently, as the shine of NFTs begins to wear off, we're seeing the rise of more interactive elements. Pay to Earn games such as Axie infinity have paved the way for competitors, a couple even making their way onto this list. Particularly, we're seeing horse racing emerge as a big market; all the old attractions of gambling and horse racing, with web 3.0 elements.
Fashion NFTs are also remaining strong. This might be in addition to a physical product, so it can be shown off online. This isn't too far away from how fashion would be utilised in the Metaverse.
Another example: “French Fashion” and “Haute Couture Federation” partnered up with the “Arianee” platform to create NFTs that could be exchanged in the 2022 men’s fall/summer fashion week in Paris and other high fashion exhibitions.
These tokens allowed its users to view exclusive fashion; one of them from famed fashion digital artist Richard Haines.
So, how do you find the best NFTs to invest in? Well, you need to consider:
- The Creator of the Collection. NFTs with a well-known creator tend to perform better than others, such as all collections released by Larva Labs, the developers of CrytoPunks.
- The Price Point. The best NFTs are often listed at a reasonable price, to anticipate months and years after minting. NFTs that previously went for $1 can reach millions, highlighting the price potential if buyers invest early.
- Additional Features. Like we've mentioned, the best NFTs come with additional benefits beyond the artwork. From tickets to events to exclusive Discord groups with high-profile names, NFTs with additional features help to foster a community of like-minded people.
- Celebrity Supporters. NFTs owned by celebs can develop a 'luxury' status, helping to boost their value. More and more celebrities are investing in NFTS, such as Eminem and Reese Witherspoon.
Without further ado, take a browse at the biggest and/or best NFTs in the news right now.
1. Flyfish Club
Ah, you know we couldn't write a 'Top 10 NFTs' article without including ol' Gary V.
The Flyfish Club is another venture from the man himself, but this NFT is offering something pretty unprecedented - the world's first NFT member's only private dining club.
People who own one of these pieces will have the ability to access a private dining room in New York City, which will span 10,000+ square feet. The standard membership contains reservations for a table, that can include 8 non-token guests. The next option - the Flyfish Omakase - will allow the same perk, but with the addition of bringing a guest to the V.I.P Omakase room.
The standard flyfish members NFT can be bought for 2.5 ETH, with the Flyfish Omakase membership being almost double at 4.25 ETH.
The most interesting part of the membership being an NFT is that purchasers can lease or resell their membership at any point - with this price point set to rise, due to Gary V's prominence in the space.
"As an NFT, the membership becomes an asset to the token holder, which can later be sold, transferred or leased to others on the secondary market," says the Flyfish Club site.
"By utilizing NFT's, FFC is able to create a loyal, member-community that we can provide special experiences for. NFT's create new modernistic financial models, which will allow FFC to deliver an exceptional and sustainable product for years to come.
Currently, the collection is sold out, but there is an intention to roll out additional locations and memberships as popularity increases.
The first of our Play to Earn NFTs on this list. Dribblie is, as the name suggests, a football manager game where players from different galaxies fight for glory. Bet you weren't expecting that sentence to end that way. Players earn money by staking, owning, or renting NFTs.
What makes Dribblie unique is that it's the first deflationary play-to-earn game. This means that the value of the remaining assets increase over time. Deflation is achieved by unique burning and staking mechanisms which are core drivers of the game and supply chain.
Dribblie offers players a variety of strategies to help them earn up to $100 daily. These are:
- Win Matches. This is just a case of earning by winning or drawing matches daily.
- Win Trophies. Just like IRL football, players are able to win leagues, cups, private leagues, and celebrate with their fans. This means cash prizes and brand new assets. Then, they can keep their assets, or sell them to make a profit.
- Win Quests. Players can also test their skills and tactics with daily quests, and win cash prizes.
3. Lucky Block NFTs - Platinum Rollers Club Collection
One of the most popular and talked-about NFT drops, and best NFTs to flip, right now is the new collection from Lucky Block - Platinum Rollers Club.
This is considered one of the best altcoins to invest in this year, due to its innovative use case and unique tokenomics. Ahead of the launch of the coin's crypto-lottery app, the development team released a collection of 10,000 NFTs, each with its own distinct benefits. Try explaining that to your great-grandma.
As well as its own value, each NFT acts as a 'ticket' into Lucky Block's daily NFT draws, which run separately from the platform crypto-lottery draws. One holder wins the jackpot each day, which is 2% of the main jackpot draw.
The total is based on the user base and ticket volume projection, with a total of $10,000 given out on average. Entry tickets are purchased for $5 using LBLOCK, their native token. Winners are chosen at random using the Chainlink VRF service, with the current prize pool sitting at $2.2M.
On top of this, 10% of each daily jackpot is donated to charity, with the specific cause being voted on by Lucky Block's users, DAO style. The charity with the highest votes will receive 70% of the allocation, whilst the remaining 30% is divided among the other foundations, ensuring that each enterprise gets funding.
The official Lucky Block Telegram group now has over 47,000 members. On top of this community growth, the LBLOCK token saw a 3,200% price increase within the first few weeks of listing on PancakeSwap. So, it's expected that existing token holders will be eager to get their hands on the NFTs, leading many to predict that the entire collection could sell out rapidly.
They are also being promoted by celebrity NFT owner Dillian Whyte, who fought Tyson Fury in the boxing ring.
4. Pudgy Penguins
Okay, this one is just adorable. Pudgy Penguins contains 8,888 NFTs, each one featuring a fun cartoon penguin with a number of characteristics. Much like other NFT collections, these characteristics determine the penguin's rarity.
The current floor price for a penguin is just over $4,000, making them relatively accessible to investors. Some have already sold for impressive sums, with one being purchased for $463,000.
However, there have been issues with the collection's founders. In January 2022, CoinDesk reported that they had been voted out after not meeting their goals. The founders had promised a game and native token for the NFTs, yet this did not happen. Although, despite the struggle for power, the floor price of the collection has increased.
Another P2E NFT collection here. This new NFT project is a blockchain-enabled metaverse which allows users to trade, own, and earn rewards from racing horses.
This collection is based on actual events, meaning that the in-game 'virtual horses' have a counterpart in the real world. This enables metaverse participants to benefit when the real-world horse performs well in races. Each horse has unique traits derived from its racing record and the training history of its counterpart.
The virtual worlds that underpin the project will allow users to purchase plots of land and construct their own stable to house their horses. This land is structured as NFTs, which can be monetised and traded through the Silks marketplace. The horses are also structured as NFTs, with new groups of horses being minted annually to coincide with the IRL trading of 'Yearlings'.
Silks ensure the legitimacy of their data by incentivising miners to validate data through distributions of $SLK, their governance token. This token, due to its connection to the platform's DAO, will have a crucial role when voting on changes and shifts.
An honourable mention in the horse-racing-NFTs space is Zed Runs. This is also a blockchain-based racehorse NFT, which sold recently for $125,000. When the platform began in 2019, horses were priced at under $30, but have since risen to a peak of $125,000 and often exceed $15,000. Since then, around 11,999 horses have been sold and an additional 8,000 have been produced.
Chris Ebeling, co-creator of Virtually Human and Zed Runs’ founder, stated that there was room for growth and that people may potentially earn a profession trading, raising, and racing digital horses.
6. Meta Triads
Meta Trias is an upcoming NFT mint featuring 10,000 digital art pieces with, you guessed it, added benefits. The collection is split into Humans, Hybrids, and Humanoids, with the remaining special NFT being designated as a 'Triad'.
But it's the additional benefits which appeal to buyers. The Meta Triad teams are developing a marketplace where fashion brands can create virtual collections within the metaverse. All Meta Triad oenwers will also own shares in the marketplace and earn $TRIA as the market and demand grow. Basically, it offers NFT owners the chance to generate a passive income stream.
As a result, the project is gaining traction on social media, with the project's Discord server already nearing 30,000 participants.
On top of this, holders of 3+ Meta Triads NFT become members of the DAO, receiving votes in Tribunal. Plus, they also get exclusive & early access to the limited drops.
“I want my community to be different from everyone else offering this ‘lifestyle of the rich and famous’,” he says. “I am super down with people using crypto and NFTs to be empowered and level up in a world that's been unfair to us… but I’m not here to be like the one percent that fucked us all over.”
Rather than creating a community to flaunt, Dyer says Galaktic Gang utilities will be more down to earth (though parties aren’t off the table—he’ll be DJing at the official NFT launch party this Saturday in Denver). Other utilities will include limited edition prints, original paintings, discounts on workshops, and other products featuring his artwork. In addition, Dyer is donating ten percent of all profits generated to a charity that plants trees in his native Peru.
8. Rich Cats Nation
Rich Cats collection features 1,000 NFTs hosted on a Binance Blockchain, and offers ownership of one-of-a-kind digital art of, you guessed it, a cat. Each with its own unique characteristics, of course.
Rich Cat NFT is valued at 0.0085 ETH with a trading volume of $2,284.202 and market cap of $57,195.729.
Like the other offerings on this list, owning a Rich Cats Nation NFT also qualifies you to join Rich Cat Nation, an exclusive club with a few distinct privileges. Royalties, airdrops, in-person events, branded Rich Cat clothing, are some of the additions on offer.
9. Mutant Ape Yacht Club
Mutant Ape Yacht Club has been created as a separate project by the makers of Bored Ape Yacht Club, released in August.
The original collection included 10,000 mutant apes, which were sold instantly for $96M. But it didn't stop there.
What makes Mutant Ape Yacht Club different from its non-mutant counterpart is that MAYC can be created using a vial of mutant serum, or by minting a Mutant Ape in the public sale.
This means that the creators have added a unique system that not only benefits holders of the original collection but also raises the popularity of mutant apes.
So, basically, BAYC has introduced a new NFT known as 'serum', which can be applied to the original Bored Ape NFTs to convert them into these new types of apes.
This means that 10,000 of the Bored Ape's out there could be converted into an equal number of Mutant Apes. Adding to the already release mutants, the total number of NFTs in the Mutant Apes collection has reached 20,000.
These mutants are a little bit more affordable compared to the original Bored Apes. A mutant Apr can cost around $32,600. A steal. Famous owners include Lil Baby, Shaquille O'Neal, and Etherum co-founder Taylor Gerring, whose ape was made after exposing an original Bored Ape to a mega mutant serum.
10. Yubo NFTs
Released by the social living streaming tool Yubo, this NFT collection has only just been launched.
Yubo is a tool which allows users to connect with friends and meet people around the world. Users can communicate, watch YouTube videos, and play games on the platform. But, its biggest benefit is its community features; Yubo makes it simple to form communities of like-minded people or make new acquaintances with similar interests.
The platform's collection, Yubo Randos, offers Yubo users the exclusive privilege to send, share, and pun their Rando NFT on the Yubo app. The platform also wants to launch unique events and live broadcasts for Rando NFT owners later in the year.