NFT Chit-Chat with Anndy Lian

NFT Chit-Chat with Anndy Lian


  1. The Forkast NFT 500 index shows that the global NFT market is down 84% over the last year. Yet, data form NFTGo suggests that the total NFT market cap is only down 17.21% in the year leading up to Mar. 7. What does this suggest about the NFT market’s performance? And how much would the average NFT investors have lost during this period?

Different parameter choices can lead to different analytical results. The Forkast NFT 500 index is based on the value of mainstream NFTs, while NFTGo’s data may have a broader range, including smaller projects that may have little to no liquidity. When an NFT has no liquidity or trading activity, it may not experience any decline in value.

The potential loss of an average NFT investor depends on various factors, such as the timing of their NFT purchases and sales, the specific NFTs they invested in, and the prevailing market conditions during the buying and selling process. It is important to note that many investors may have chosen to hold onto their NFTs during this period, meaning they would not have incurred any losses unless they opted to sell their holdings.

  1. Looking at the average performance of BAYC, CryptoPunks and MAYC NFT collections, holders would have lost 16.2% of their initial investment. What is the realistic amount that investors would lose in a diversified portfolio of the top NFT collections, over the past year? What about investors who aren’t exposed to blue-chip NFT collections?

NFT prices are highly volatile, and their value can change rapidly, making it challenging to estimate the amount investors may lose in an NFT collection over a given period. However, holding a blue-chip NFT generally assures the owner that the NFT holds some inherent value. On the other hand, owning a “just jpg” NFT may have no real value cause there is no liquidity, making it worthless or having only a paper value. Without a liquid market for an NFT, selling it to realize any gains would be difficult.

  1. The floor price and sales data of the top NFT collections suggest strong performance. But is that also reflected in the wallets of NFT holders?

The value of NFTs from the same collection can vary widely based on their rarity, utility, and function, especially in-game assets. Additionally, an NFT’s value is only realized when it is sold or traded, and the market’s liquidity can significantly affect an NFT holder’s ability to realize any gains.

Therefore, while the strong performance of top NFT collections may suggest a positive trend in the market, it does not necessarily mean that NFT holders are experiencing a corresponding increase in the value of their holdings. The value of an individual NFT within a collection can vary greatly, and liquidity is a crucial factor in determining an NFT’s market value.

Ultimately, the performance of the NFT market should be evaluated based on various factors, and NFT holders should carefully consider their investment strategies and risk tolerance before investing in this market.

  1. What are the characteristics of a general NFT trader? Do they die along with NFT projects or resurrect in another form and invest in new NFT collections?

It ultimately hinges on the individual trader themselves – how much risk they are capable of managing and how determined they are to remain relevant in the industry.

Ultimately, the success of an NFT trader depends on their individual risk tolerance, investment strategies, and ability to adapt to changing market conditions. Some traders may be willing to take on more risk and invest heavily in emerging collections, while others may prefer to take a more conservative approach and focus on established collections with a proven track record of success.

Similarly, some traders may be highly motivated to stay relevant in the NFT industry, constantly seeking out new investment opportunities and adapting to changing market conditions, while others may be less interested in this market and may choose to exit the industry entirely. Ultimately, the success of an NFT trader is dependent on a wide range of factors, including their individual goals, risk tolerance, and willingness to adapt to changing market conditions.

  1. Is there a casino-like mechanism, as displayed by the Forkast 500 Index? Does the same liquidity get recycled by traders?

The Forkast NFT 500 index serves as a tool for monitoring the performance of the top 500 NFT projects based on their market capitalization, and is not a form of gambling or chance-based mechanism.

As for the recycling of liquidity within the NFT market, it is indeed feasible for traders to engage in such practices by buying and selling NFTs in order to generate profits. However, the extent to which this occurs can be influenced by a variety of factors such liquidity and overall market conditions.



About Anndy Lian

Anndy Lian, a well-versed business strategist in Asia, has provided guidance and counsel to various industries, including local, international, public listed companies, and governments. An early adopter of blockchain technology, he is also a seasoned entrepreneur, author, investor, board member, and keynote speaker.

Lian’s latest book, “NFT: From Zero to Hero,” beckons anyone enthusiastic about the NFT realm. The NFT space, limited only by imagination, remains in its infancy, and those who are quick to embrace it can emerge as heroes, opening up a world of new possibilities. The book is readily available on Amazon and has sold over 8,000 copies.

In recognition of his contributions to the development of productivity science in Mongolia, the Academic Council of Ulaanbaatar Erdem University awarded him an Honorary Doctoral Degree.