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The best NFTs of 2022

source-logo  en.cryptonomist.ch 01 January 2023 09:42, UTC

The NFT market remains one of the most promising and interesting markets in 2022. Several collections have been acquired during 2022 at prices that are nothing short of astronomical, unique pieces by inimitable artists recognizable through their style.

The possibility of holding a rare, unique and indestructible piece arouses buyers to increase demand in enormous proportions. The figure of the artist in particular has historically struggled to reap the fruits of his or her labor, especially if we are talking about a work of some artistic value.

The revolution brought about by NFTs has enabled artists, original creators to fairly earn money on their work. The ability to create a recurring income and extend the possibility of potential income, while also increasing fame, is tempting to any artist.


Best NFT artists and collections of 2022

In this article, we are going to look at the best NFTs of 2022, analyzing which were the best collections and artists of the year that ended.

Bored Ape Yacht Club

We are undoubtedly talking about the most interesting NFT collection, which aroused the most interest among investors, especially VIPs. The NFT is a literal representation of 10,000 pieces of bored monkeys. This NFT has generated sky-high increases in value to the holders.

What differentiates Bored Ape Yacht Club from other collections?

The difference among the competition that makes this NFT collection even more exclusive than the others is the exclusive access to the “Yacht Club.” The Yacht Club is a club reserved only for owners of a BAYC NFT, which gives special advantages to owners, such as an exclusive Discord server with a multitude of figures such as entrepreneurs and celebrities.

In addition, owners have direct access to new launches of NFT collections by the creators themselves. Having an exclusive on new launches is definitely a good investment, knowing the creators and their success.

Bored Ape Yacht Club’s NFTs can be purchased on OpenSea and the price has now reached exorbitant figures, in 2021 alone 101 pieces of this collection were sold to the tune of $24.4 million. The purchase of such a rare piece could be considered an excellent investment for the NFT-themed future.


In second place on the list are CryptoPunks, deservedly so. If you are looking for the most successful NFT collection in 2022, CryptoPunks is the one.

Initially launched in 2017 and having had a very powerful echo, it held the top of the sales charts for a very long time, eventually giving way to the collection listed above. They are considered a work of art and a new form of asset tokenization that is very valuable in the NFT market, sometimes selling for millions of dollars.

In recent days, CryptoPunks’ NFTs have surpassed the value of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection.

The CryptoPunks NFT collection also has 10,000 items, hosted on the Ethereum blockchain.


IMPT is the best NFT 2022 project to help combat the climate crisis, a new green protocol that aims to help combat global warming and the climate crisis by making carbon credits tradable for everyone.

Carbon credits are permits that allow companies to emit a certain amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by financing conservation projects around the world, with a credit equal to one ton of carbon dioxide.

The project, currently in its token presale, offers ownership of NFTs by creating tokens that turn into carbon credits that can then be sold, held as a long-term investment, or “retired” from supply.

When a user withdraws a carbon credit, a unique, exchangeable NFT will be returned in its place.

The carbon market, set by governments to meet global targets, is currently worth about $275 billion a year, while the mandatory market is worth only $2 billion a year.

By offering carbon credits as fully traceable NFTs that exist on the blockchain, IMPT will also reduce fraudulent behavior and double counting, the practice of two companies claiming to use the same carbon credit.


As far as the metaverse is concerned, among the most important NFTs to consider is Decentraland. Explained in very practical terms, Decentraland is a blockchain-based open world game for earning a virtual world in which users can create in-game avatars and purchase plots of land.

What is interesting is that these plots of land are structured as NFTs, which means they can be traded with other users and monetized.

Decentraland’s native currency is MANA, used as a utility token within the ecosystem. The metaverse concept has expanded greatly during 2022, giving popularity to concrete projects on it, including Decentraland itself.

Users can purchase plots of land through Marketplace or OpenSea.

In addition to plots of land, one can buy: art, clothing, weapons and much more for the game.


The ultimate NFT focused on P2E games about real-world horse racing. Silks is a virtual world in which players can relive the thrills of owning a stable of horses engaged in the most fascinating races of the year. It is the world’s first metaverse based on derivatives of real-world thoroughbred racing.

The game in question is very real indeed, and for these reasons it deserves a place on the leaderboard. It is necessary to own the NFT of the racehorse to compete, and if the horse wins in the real world then you will be rewarded in the Silks metaverse. In addition, you will receive other rewards if your racehorse generates its own offspring in the real world.

The project quickly became popular after the launch of Silks Genesis Avatars, an element that made it one of the top 10 best-selling NFTs on Ethereum Sports on OpenSea. Nansen.Ai also added it to its Gaming 50 Index, the industry’s most respected NFT index.


These are the top 5 best NFT projects of 2022, we tried to diversify across multiple subsectors of NFTs, focusing on the art world, ecology, gaming, and the metaverse.

There are several projects that were not mentioned in the top 5 but are definitely part of important projects in the NFT world: Doodles, Axies, Copium, Pudgy Penguins, and Cocky NFT, are just examples of other projects still growing in the field.

The world of NFTs is still an ecosystem full of potential, 2023 will surely provide us with more excitement in the field.