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October was a relatively sleepy month for blockchain, with no enormous market swings, project launches or funding rounds. The NFT market continues to stagnate since the late summer as macro conditions remain tough. 
Starting from last month’s report, Footprint Analytics has begun incorporating and refining its wash trading filters and analysis. As the market has cooled off, there has been significantly less wash trading than at the height of the market, but it still remains a problem for accurately assessing the industry. 
Overall Market 
Financing & Investment
Marketplaces & Chains
Collections Overview
In October, the amount of volume in the NFT sector decreased along with transactions, while the overall market cap increased. 

NFT Market Cap & Volume (Oct. Report)
The ratio of buyers to sellers continues to shift upwards. In summer, the ratio severely favoured buyers, driving down the prices of NFTs, but this began to re-balance in September and continued up in October. 

Buyers/Sellers Ratio October Report
The number of fundraising rounds in the blockchain industry contracted across all categories, with the number of NFT funding rounds now in the single digits. 

Investment by Category (Oct. NFT Report)
At the beginning of 2022, wash trading was a major percentage of total NFT trading. It has since gone down. Chains other than Ethereum still face an uphill battle in gaining NFT projects and communities.

NFT Volume by Platform

NFT Volume by Platform (with Wash Trading Filtered)
The top 3 collections by volume in October were Dreadfulz, Terraforms by Mathcastles, and More Loot. The percentage of wash trading for each collection was 90%, 92%, 93%, respectively.

Top 10 Collections by Volume (October Report)

Wash Trade Stats of Selected Collections (Preview)
Blue chip collections tend to be a good bellwether of the NFT market since they don’t experience wash trading. There has been very little change from  September to October for either CryptoPunks or BAYC. 

BAYC: NFT Transactions

CryptoPunks: NFT Transactions
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