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Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Sale Prices Sank by 60% in May




Bored Ape Yacht Club took a backseat in value during the month of May after the NFTs saw a steep decline in their average sales price. 

May proved to be a tough month for the entire crypto finance space, especially non-fungible tokens. According to Be[In]Crypto research, BAYC ended May with a trading price of $152,658.

Although this figure may seem high compared to the prices of other NFTs such as NBA Top Shot, Otherdeed, The Sandbox, Azuki, Art Blocks, and its sister project, the Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), BAYC average values fell by 60% since May 1. On that day, BAYC NFTs were trading for an average price of $382,894.

Source: Bored Ape Yacht Club Price Chart by Nomics

What caused BAYCs price to decline? 

The crypto market crash that carried into May led to decreased investor interest in NFTs and is largely responsible for the sinking value of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.

The total sales volume for BAYC NFTs in May 2022 was approximately $214.91 million. 

Source: BAYC May 2022 Sales Volume Chart by CryptoSlam

Although there was an increase in unique buyers (591) from 475 in April 2022 which led to a spike in total transaction counts (982), average sales values dropped. 

Bored Ape Yacht Clubs average sales value for May was $218,850. This was $89,666 less than April ($308,517), $35,324 below March ($254,175), $55,812 beneath February ($274,663), and $50,202 under January 2022’s average sales value of $269,053. 

The effect on ApecCoin (APE)

APE opened on May 1, 2022, with a trading price of $20.02. The token reached a monthly low of $5.25 and closed the month at $6.76. Overall, there was a 66% drop between the opening and closing prices of APE in May. 

Source: APE/USD Chart by TradingView

Gabriella is a personal finance writer whose previous coverage has appeared in Money Magazine, MSN Money and the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier. She began her career at the Hyde Park Herald, where she wrote about K-12 education, politics and small businesses in the South Side of Chicago and won a McCormick Foundation Diversity Writers scholarship. During her freetime, she likes to enjoy a good book or skateboard with her dog.


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