There is already a copious number of NFTs out there for sale. And more are popping up on a daily basis. On OpenSea alone, there are currently four million NFT assets. Not to mention other platforms such as Rarible, SuperRare, NBA, Foundation, etc. It is safe to say that not all these NFTs will appreciate. It might become challenging to identify the ones that are really promising and worth your attention. The first step you might want to take is to find an NFT with utility. A utility NFT is one in which you receive a physical piece of art that matches the NFT you purchased; it could be special access to an event, exclusive in-person memberships, or future use in the digital world. Below is a list of the best NFT projects in 2022.
The VeeFriends project is spearheaded by Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary serves as the Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia, and the owner/creator of VeeFriends. VeeFriends is a ticket to Gary V’s multi-day super conference, where only VeeFriends token holders gain access. VeeCon is the first NFT ticketed conference in the world. At the conference, VeeFriends token holders come together as one community to build lasting friendships, share ideas, and learn together.
As a project, Azuki is a collection of 10,000 avatars that give you membership access to “The Garden.” The Garden is where Azuki sees their project blurring the physical and digital worlds. They see themselves as skaters of the internet as they are “skating between the blurred lines of the physical and digital worlds”. Azuki has been seen pushing the boundaries with new offerings like their recent Bobu the Bean Farmer. Bobu, the Bean Farmer, was to fractionalize the artwork and create a Bobu Token where all owners in the community can govern the Bobu character within the Azuki universe.
Doodles are a collection of 10,000 NFTs that are made up of hundreds of exciting visual traits designed by Burnt Toast. Hand-drawn Doodles include skellys, cats, aliens, apes and mascots. The Doodles collection also includes dozens of rare heads, costumes, and colorways of the artist’s palette. Owning a Doodle allows you to vote on community-driven features and future products and events. Doodles has a community bank called the “Doodlebank” which serves as their treasury. This bank is community governed and will be used to fund new experiences. Currently, the Doodlebank holds over $5M in funds.
Moonbirds are 10,000 utility-rich NFTs whose ownership unlocks private club membership and additional benefits. Moonbird was created by the PROOF collective, a private community of 1,000 NFT collectors and artists. Holders of the Moonbird token own the intellectual property (IP) of their images. The initial mint price for Moonbirds was 2.5 ETH. Seven days after the initial drop, Moonbirds skyrocketed to an astonishing 36 ETH. Current trading volume has accumulated to $535M at the end of May 2022. Holding the Moonbird token offers you access to the PROOF exclusive Discord community and first dibs on PROOF’s upcoming metaverse project.
Decentraland is a virtual world with its own DAO that hands over control to the virtual space users. The project is fueled by their marketplace of virtual in-game assets like land, wearables, and more. All that is needed to play is a web browser and a cryptocurrency/digital asset wallet. Even the wallet is not a strict requirement; it only improves the game’s experience as your wallet keeps all your digital assets safe, like names, collectibles, and LANDS.
Invisible Friends is from animator Markus Magnusson, who brings 5,000 invisible walking characters to life. Markus is rightfully known as Motion Markus, and if you take a look at his Vimeo, you can see why. Even the illustrator of the Crypto Baristas project is in love with Invisible Friends and can be seen speaking about the project on his blog about Best Illustrated NFT Projects of 2022
Treeverse is an open-world, fantasy and sci-fi based MMORPG with an action-packed MOBA-style combat system. Slay beasts, forge mighty weapons, entice the biggest fish, form guilds, defeat dungeons and explore the deep lore. The living world of Treeverse awaits those daring enough to conquer it. It has been consistently in the top 100 of NFT purchases on OpenSea and has gained much attention on social media. Treeverse is already deep into development with Endless CloudsHQ. Endless Clouds HQ puts out monthly updates on how the game is coming along.
If it ever comes to mind to invest in any NFTs, the ones listed above can get you started. However, the list is by no means exhaustive. Other worthy NFT projects include Crypto Baristas, 1863nft, Flyfish Club, DeeKay #LetsWalk, Kibatsu Mecha, Women Rise, Propertys God Hates NFTees, Nouns, Creature World, Adam Bomb Squad, Claylings, Autograph.io and more.