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Solana NFTs continue to be popular, with South African wine NFTs doing particularly well.

On Thursday, a Solana-powered NFT topped OpenSea’s 24-hour sales rankings, while a South African fine-wine NFT auction took off, earning over $180,000.

Okay Bears, a Solana-powered NFT, topped OpenSea’s 24-hour sales tracking for the first time today, outperforming all other Ethereum (ETH) projects available.

It’s the first time a Solana (SOL) NFT project has topped the 24-hour sales tracker of popular NFT marketplace OpenSea.

According to NFT tracker Cryptoslam, the Solana-based NFT, which offers a collection of 10,000 unique photographs of bears, sold out its collection barely a day after its inception, raking in 231,000 SOL, equal to $23.1 million in total sales to date at the time of writing.

In the Ethereum-dominated NFT industry, the Solana network has been gaining ground as a rival. In terms of NFT sales volume during the previous 24 hours, it is the second most active blockchain today.

Fine wine NFTs are auctioned for the first time in the South African wine sector.
Five of South Africa’s finest and most historic wine collections were auctioned off as NFTs, raising nearly 3 million RAND (US$186,800) in a first for the country’s fine wine industry.

Several wine estates, including Klein Constantia, Meerlust, Mullineux, Kanonkop, and Vilafonté, participated in the sale, which was held by Strauss & Co, a fine art auctioneer and consultant. Two of the lots were instantly paid in Bitcoin (BTC) following the auction.

“It demonstrates that collectors enjoy the possibility to own and trade exquisite wines through these new ownership certificates,” said Gert-Jan Van Rooyen, CEO of Web3 startup Fanfire, the auction’s tech partner.

“In the future, collectors will be able to store a full portfolio of wines from across the world in their crypto wallets,” says the company.

Five NFT collections are ahead of the pack.

Azuki, Clone X, Doodles, and Moonbirds are all members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. In terms of market gains, NFTs continue to be the best performers.

With 17,000 followers, the Twitter account presents itself as a custodian of NFT data, charts, and ideas.

According to CryptoSlam, the five NFTs are presently among the top 12 NFT collections in terms of sales.