As we approach the end of 2023, retrospective remembrance of the highlights within the NFT landscape deduces ten moments that left an indelible mark on this dynamic community.
ThreadGuy & Open Threadition
In July, ThreadGuy, one of the most popular Space Hosts in the English-speaking space, gained a massive following due to his unique charismatic persona. This led to a long-lasting meme movement incited by a joke about someone willing to pay a hefty sum for him to change the Twitter avatar.
DeGods Migrates from Solana to Ethereum
In March, DesGods, a leading NFT project on Solana blockchain, announced its official migration to Ethereum Mainnet, amid community panic, FTX's thunder and the price drop of $SOL.
SEC's Regulation of NFT Projects
In August, Impact Theory became the first-ever NFT project to face charges from the SEC, primarily accused of "conducting unregistered securities issuance in NFT form."
MEMELAND Rolls Out $MEME
In November, MEMELAND, a subsidiary of 9GAG, released $MEME, a long-awaited treasure following The Captainz NFT minting in January.
With the sales crossing $500kUSD in 48 hours, Pudgy Toys even went out of stock due to its adorable design and unique authorization plan.
Bored Ape Yacht Club Launches Dookey Dash Game
In January, the Bored Ape Yacht Club announced the release of their new game, #DookeyDash. The game offers an exciting rocket ride experience through sewers, where the player with the most points secures the highest ranking.
The Simpsons Produces Special Animation for NFT
In a Halloween special, created an episode featuring the theme of 'NFT bubbles'. This episode, depicting an absurd yet comical exploration of the NFT world, was possibly the most critical satirical observation made by mainstream media.
Birth and Fall of Azuki Elementals
In June, Azuki launched its new NFT Collection, exciting the community with their beautifully animated promotional content. However, the actual outcome disappointed many owing to overlapped designs and few wrongly placed features.
In July, ThreadGuy, a former English space host, won many fans with his captivating personality. His changing Twitter avatar, through Open Threadition, became a watershed moment for a sustained meme movement.
Pudgy Penguins Launches Pudgy Toys
In May, Pudgy Penguins announced the launch of the first official toy set, Pudgy Toys, authorized by the community and available on Amazon. Its sales crossed $500K in just 48 hours.
Birth of Ordinals Protocol
In February, software engineer Casey launched the Ordinals Protocol, enabling BTC users to create their NFTs. This marked a new era that extensively influenced the Crypto landscape throughout 2023.