Sonia Shaw, executive, CoinW, has said the recent uptick in NFT sales shows a “broader and more profound interest” extending beyond art, reports Cointelegraph. In the weeks leading up to November, nonfungible token (NFT) data showed a consistent upward leap in weekly sales. While the volume is still far from its peak in 2021, executives in the industry believe the upward trend will likely continue. On 6 November, data published by blockchain analytics firm Nansen showed that NFT sales volume leaped from $56 million in the week ending on 9 October to $129 million in the week ending on 6 November. According to Jonathan Perkins, the co-founder of NFT marketplace SuperRare, this trend will likely continue in the coming months. The executive believes that the worst has passed and is expecting upward swings shortly. He said: “I think the worst of the NFT-hangover-induced bear market is behind us, and things are turning around. Marketplace volume will always be volatile, but I expect a massive upward macro trend in the next six months.” Perkins also believes that the downturn in NFTs was “purely sentiment.” The SuperRare co-founder told Cointelegraph in a statement that in the past 18 months, nothing “inherently went wrong” with NFTs. “NFTs are a fundamental advancement in the internet because they introduce traceable origin and ownership to digital objects. This unlocks a new online creator economy that can be 100x bigger than Web2,” he added. The executive also believes that in the long term, NFTs will be a big part of the online economy, and the space will see volumes that “eclipse those of the last cycle.” Commenting on the topic, Sonia Shaw, partner and vice president of partnership at digital asset exchange CoinW, said that the recent growth in NFT sales reflects a “broader and more profound interest” that extends beyond art and collectibles. Shaw told Cointelegraph that NFTs represent a significant shift in digital and physical asset management. She explained: “Their application in verifying the authenticity of unique and valuable items across industries is pivotal. […] NFTs are an essential part of the evolving digital economy, especially with their integration into Web3 and the metaverse.” Read more.

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