Best NFT projects in 2023: Which NFT projects are trending in 2023?

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NFTs have become extremely popular among the masses, with more new NFT projects being launched each day in 2023.

While the likes of CryptoPunks, Axie Infinity, Moonbirds and the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs are already established, there are plenty of other new projects also coming out.

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With so many NFT choices on OpenSea, it may become quite hard to decide where to start. So, here's a selection of great NFT projects to keep an eye on in 2023.

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Best NFT projects in 2023

Here is a selection of great NFT projects that are building in 2023.

PARALLEL

Parallel is an Ethereum-based sci-fi trading card game where the cards themselves are NFTs. Although the first set of Parallel NFTs were launched in 2021, the game itself and other card sets have yet to be released. Parallel NFTs can be bought on Opensea and there is a wide range of card types to browse through from asset cards, art cards, card backs and special edition cards with limited supplies.

Some cards are rarer than others, but just about every card displays great eye-catching artwork that brings the lore of the Parallel universe to life. Card pack events take place occasionally where registered Parallel users can purchase card packs that belong to a specific release period. Potential players will need to collect Parallel cards to build a deck that they can use to compete with other Parallel players in the future.

A beta version of the Parallel trading card game is due to be released in 2023.

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Azuki & Beanz NFTs

Azuki NFTs are 10,000 avatar NFTs on Ethereum Blockchain released in January 2022. Holding an Azuki NFT gives the holder access to the wider Azuki brand including Azuki clothing, future NFT drops, and exclusive events.

Azuki Beanz NFTs are 19,950 cartoon red beans. Beanz holders gain access to an exclusive Discord server and Azuki merchandise. As a part of the Azuki brand, Beanz may come to play a larger role in the Azuki community going forward.

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Moonbirds

Moonbirds are 10,000 animated NFTs featuring portraits of owls in different styles.

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Holders of Moonbirds NFTs will have "full commercial art rights." Moonbird NFT holders receive additional perks such as access to the Moonbirds private Discord server, special events, Moonbirds merchandise and future airdrops.

ENS: Ethereum Name Service

ENS names were all in the range in 2022 and the trend seems to be continuing in 2023.

.eth domains are in high demand among NFT collectors and traders. ENS domains made up of numbers from 1 to 10k, emojis, three-letter words and even Arabic numerals are some of the most sought-after ENS NFTs.

Find out more about ENS: Ethereum Name Service NFTs and why they're so popular.

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Nike x RTFK NFTs

While not officially announced yet, Nike seems ready to improve its presence in the NFT space in 2023 following its acquisition of RTFKT Studios.

John Donahoe, the president and CEO of Nike, said: "Our plan is to invest in the RTFKT brand, serve and grow their innovative and creative community and extend Nike’s digital footprint and capabilities."

2023 could mark the year further mainstream companies venture into the NFT world. So be on the lookout for more down the line. However, the brand has recently launched a new Ducks of a Feather NFT project offering 120 limited edition NFTs in collaboration with University of Oregon alum Tinker Hatfield.

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The Potatoz

The Potatoz are 9,999 animated pixelated cartoon potatoes by Memeland. Owning a Potatoz NFT gives holders access to Memeland, a web3 community and ecosystem from the creators of 9GAG.

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For those who are interested in the Memeland ecosystem then holding a Potaoz NFT will be the best way to get involved.

Bored Ape Yacht Club: Otherdeed for Otherside

One of the most widely anticipated projects indeed, BAYC's metaverse will be a project to keep tabs on throughout 2023.

The BAYC team is also looking forward to launching a new metaverse game in collaboration with Animoca Brands. Otherdeed NFTs will play a huge role in the foundation of the BAYC game and metaverse.

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