NFTS Collections Project Charts Stats Shows Funding Performance Investment | Higher vs Underperforming Mint Prices & Mint Address 2Q 2022

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NFTs buying and investing can be a grueling task if you don’t understand how the minting process works. Once you understand the minting process and the finish product that’s when you will become the 10% of those that are making money of NFTs.


Investing in NFTs can be a daunting process. Aside from the project’s roadmap and NFT utilities, knowing when to invest in NFT is crucial as well. Big players like Gary Vee once tweeted that: “99% of NFT’s won’t be good investments”. Even though the figure quoted is a tad too high, it is true that most of the NFT projects died off shortly after launching.

Logo of NFT.
Investing in NFT takes skills and practice. Credit: Cointribune.

So, when should you invest in NFT?

According to a recent finding by a16z, NFT’s mint price plays a big part in getting that 10x juicy returns. Now, there are many factors that affect a project’s success. However, investing in NFTs with mint prices in the range of 0.05 – 0.10 ETH generally allows you to gain 10x returns easily. The result is based on the performance of the top 150 NFT collections in a16z’s portfolio as seen below.

Arguably, higher mint prices (more than 0.10 ETH) will reduce the potential returns of early investors. But according to a16z, there are only two collections that succeeded anyway with higher mint prices. One of them is Azuki Zen and the other one is Invisible Friends. Those invested in these two NFT collections are currently enjoying more than 20x returns.

Returns vs. Mint Price of a16z top 150 NFT collections.
A comparison of NFT mint prices versus the number of returns. Credit: a16z.

Another interesting finding is that high-performing collections usually allow 5 – 10 mints per address. Such collections include Meebits, Doodles, and Cool Cats. In fact, NFT projects with fewer mints per address generally see lower returns. This breaks the myth that NFT projects with low mint amount per address have higher returns.

Performance since mint vs. Mints per Address
Top-performing collections usually allow 5 – 10 mints per wallet address. Credit: a16z.

Final thoughts

Aside from mint price and the wallet caps, there are multiple factors that influence the success of an NFT project. Social presence, community engagement, a solid roadmap, and the project team’s level of transparency are essential factors to look into. If you’re just getting started to buy your first NFT, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive guide on how to invest in NFT. As always, invest safely!

All investment/financial opinions expressed by are not recommendations.

This article is educational material.

As always, make your own research prior to making any kind of investment.

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