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NFT Market Trends

ID: MRFR//10002-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Shubham Munde| July 2024

NFT Market Overview

NFT Market Size was valued at USD 38.2 billion in 2022. The NFT market is projected to grow from USD 48.74 billion in 2023 to USD 342.54 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.60% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increasing global demand for digital art and cryptocurrency usage are the key market drivers boosting market growth.

Figure 1: NFT Market Size, 2022-2032 (USD Billion)

NFT Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

NFT Market Trends

Growing technological advancement is driving the market growth

NFTs are presently sweeping the worlds of digital art and collectibles. Just as everyone around the globe believed Bitcoin to be the digital answer to currency, NFTs are currently marketed as the digital solution to collectibles. As a consequence, the lives of digital artists are changing due to massive sales to a new crypto audience. NFT is a digital asset representing Internet collectibles such as art, music, and games with a certificate of authenticity generated by cryptocurrency's blockchain technology.  It cannot be falsified or altered in any way. On specialized websites, NFT exchanges are conducted with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Most non-fungible tokens reside on the blockchain of the Ethereum cryptocurrency, a distributed public ledger that documents transactions. The most prevalent application of NFTs today is in digital content. NFTs increase the profits of content creators because they fuel a creator economy in which creators transfer the proprietorship of their content to the platforms they use for promotion.

Game designers have shown substantial interest in NFTs. NFTs can provide athletes with numerous advantages. Typically, players can only purchase items for their characters in an online game. With NFTs, you can recoup your investment by selling the items upon completion. NFT and DeFi (Decentralized Finance) utilize identical infrastructure. DeFi applications provide the ability to borrow money with collateral. Together, NFT and DeFi investigate using NFTs as collateral instead. The growing use is anticipated to boost the market CAGR during the coming years.

NFTs processed via Security Token Offerings (STO) assist the entity in remaining compliant with US securities laws and regulations. The companies developing NFTs are expected to be registered under US securities laws. The developer of NBA Top Shot NFTs, Dapper Labs, was sued for allegedly selling NFTs as unregistered securities. NBA Top Shot is a blockchain-based digital collectible platform allowing users to sell, purchase, and barter NBA video highlights NFTs. The filing with the Supreme Court asserts that NBA Top Shot moments are securities because their value increases with the initiative's success. Consequently, Dapper Labs is required to register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Thus, such factors are driving the NFT market revenue.

NFT Market Segment Insights

NFT Offering Insights

Based on offering, the NFT Market segmentation includes business strategy formulation, NFT creation and management, and NFT platforms-marketplace. The business strategy formulation segment dominated the market, accounting for 45%-50% of market revenue. The increasing use of NFTs for business purposes, such as supply chain management and logistics innovation, is anticipated to drive the segment's growth. Increasingly, logistic companies are integrating blockchain technology into their operations, creating new opportunities for the segment's expansion.

Figure 2: NFT Market, by Offering, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

NFT Market, by Offering, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

NFT End Users Insights

Based on End Users, the NFT Market segmentation includes media and entertainment, gaming, and others (fiance, healthcare, retail, research, and academia). The media and entertainment category generated the most income. In the media and entertainment industry, NFTs have the potential to entirely transform the filmmaking, production, and distribution processes, thereby democratizing this unipolar industry. NFT particularly benefits aspiring filmmakers and artists not widely recognized in the industry.

NFT Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American NFT market area will dominate this market in 2022. Increasing millennial adoption of NFTs in the region is fueling regional market expansion. In addition, the increase in the number of artists creating digital artwork in nations such as the United States and Canada is anticipated to contribute to market expansion in the region. Additionally, significant regional blockchain industry players augur well for the regional market.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 3: NFT Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe's NFT market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the presence of major blockchain industry players in the region. Further, the German NFT market held the largest market share, and the UK NFT market was the fastest-growing market in the European region

The Asia-Pacific NFT Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Increasing cryptocurrency adoption in Asia-Pacific nations is anticipated to stimulate regional market expansion. A rise in the development of metaverse platforms by regional businesses is also anticipated to contribute to market expansion. In addition, the expanding gaming industry in the region generates new opportunities for market expansion. Moreover, China’s NFT market held the largest market share, and the Indian NFT market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

NFT Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The market's competitive landscape is exceedingly fragmented. Market participants To strengthen their market positions, market participants prioritize partnership-based strategies. To remain competitive, market participants are also focused on important market developments for enhancing their product offerings to meet users' evolving requirements better.

Consequently, market participants in the global NFT industry invest in R&D to integrate sophisticated technologies into NFTs. In addition, businesses are collaborating with universities around the globe to conduct academic research, support technical development, and innovation in blockchain technology, thereby creating a market expansion opportunity. Major players in the NFT market include YellowHeart, LLC., Cloudflare, Inc., PLBY Group, Inc., Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., Funko, Ozone Networks, Inc., Takung Art Co., Ltd., Dapper Labs, Inc., Gemini Trust Company, LLC., and Onchain Labs, Inc

Cloudflare Inc. is a cloud service provider offering enterprises various services. The company provides a content delivery network, argo smart routing, load balancing, domain name system, bot management, magic transit, rate limiting, Cloudflare access, analytics, Cloudflare spectrum, Cloudflare registrar, and Cloudflare applications. In addition, it provides intelligent routing, content optimization, mobile optimization, image optimization, and a software development kit. The organization serves the government, publishing, financial services, technology, industrial, retail, healthcare, non-profit, and consumer markets. The corporation conducts business in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. Cloudflare's headquarters are located in San Francisco, California.

YellowHeart utilizes Web3's capabilities to assist venues and fans in advancing to the next ticketing phase. NFT Tickets employ an eco-friendly blockchain to increase transparency and participation while reducing fraud. YellowHeart enables venues and artists to use its proprietary Web3 ticketing platform to boost sales through tiered and customizable web3 tools that drive traffic, energize engagement, and reduce ticket fraud and reselling.

Key Companies in the NFT market include

NFT Industry Developments

March 2022 LimeWire announced its partnership with the proof-of-stake blockchain cryptocurrency protocol Algorand. Through this collaboration, the first company will utilize Algorand as the foundation for its NFT marketplace.

January 2022 UFC Strike, a highly anticipated NFT collectible product, was formally by Dapper Labs in collaboration with UFC, the world's foremost mixed martial arts organization. UFC Strike Moment NFT is intended to document, commemorate, and honor a particular moment in UFC history.

November 2021 OpenSea added new features, including a new collection evaluation pop-up, updates on the activity page, the creator's address on collection pages, and the homepage's top collection, among others, following its integration with Adobe.

NFT Market Segmentation

NFT Offering Outlook

  • Business Strategy Formulation

  • NFT Creation and Management

  • NFT Platforms-Marketplace

NFT End Users Outlook

  • Media and Entertainment

  • Gaming

  • Others (Fiance, Healthcare, Retail, Research, and Academia)

NFT Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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