Who Is The Most Profitable Ethereum NFT Whale? What NFTs Is He Investing in?

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4 min readAug 13, 2021


Last week, a 12-year-old England made over $160,000 in Ethereum on NFTs in just 1 day. There is obviously so much potential value in the NFT market for digital art collectors to dig. As a collector, you may want to devise a personal strategy for NFT investment.

So under a new round of NFT boom, who is the most profitable Ethereum NFT whale right now? What NFTs is he trading most?

Let’s find out the answers and get some inspiration for your own NFT investment.

Blockchain analytics firm Nansen has launched a leaderboard based on total profits made buying and selling Ethereum-based NFTs. According to this leaderboard, the most profitable collector is Pransky. This top collector by the total profit has made 1,573 $ETH in reselling purchased NFTs, worth more than $3.6M at the time of writing.

He’s also the top collector who makes the most money through trading the Bored Ape Yacht Club collectibles, one of the most popular NFT projects in the digital collectible era. Bored Ape Yacht Club appears at the later stage of Pransky’s ongoing sale with 98% (1248/1250) of NFTs sold.

This NFT project is well-known for attracting many celebrities, influencers, and famous athletes at the very beginning of its launch.

At present, Bored Ape Yacht Club ranks №1 by social signal among all NFT marketplaces. Today, it has just hit a new social signal ATH 38,825 (24h +28.84%).

As all the apes have already been sold out in the primary market, we can monitor Bored Ape Yacht Club’s secondary market trading volume to check the market condition. The daily volume ATH was $6.29M on 20th June. Afterwards, there are 2 waves of NFT sales: $4.79M on 16th and $3.62M 31sr Jul, yet the daily volumes didn’t exceed the previous peak. Would you like to “ape in”?

Another large portion of his NFT investment is CryptoPunks.

On 1st Aug, he announced on Twitter that he invested 3 more CryptoPunks “before it became even more difficult.” Because on 30th Jul, a single buyer purchased over 1% of the CryptoPunk NFT supply, spending over $6M.

On that day, CryptoPunks’ NFT trading volume was pumped over 700% from $5.60M to ATH $40.86M.

We can see that CryptoPunks now rank №2 in all NFT marketplaces by 30d volume with a dramatic 767.42% increase.

Want to purchase a CryptoPunk as well? Check this guidance: ​​How to Buy A CryptoPunk.

Appearing in his NFT collections are also some earliest NFT projects including CryptoKitties, The Sandbox, F1® Delta Time, NIFTYMOJI, etc. Besides the famous NFT projects, Pranksy invests in overall 86 collections and in total has purchased 9390 NFTs, of which 2350 have been sold. So Pransky is a whale that holds those popular and expensive NFTs but is also a pioneer to discover new projects.

Then how to find the hidden NFT gems before they take off? Where to explore the latest blockchain projects? Follow this playlist and get updated every week: What’s New?

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