Y00ts, a major NFT project on Solana, migrates 77% of its NFTs to Polygon network

Y00ts, one of the largest NFT projects on Solana, has successfully completed the migration of 77% of its NFTs to the Polygon network, according to a recent blog post by the project’s team. As of March 30, 11,633 out of the total 15,000 NFTs have been bridged over to Polygon, resulting in more than $766,000 of secondary sales volume generated since the migration began. The project allows users to stake their Y00ts and collect rewards, with 9,456 already being staked on the Polygon network.

The team is using a carrot and stick approach to encourage a faster migration for the remaining NFTs. Those who moved their NFTs within the first 24 hours of the migration were eligible to win an NFT from a sister project called BTC DeGod. Holdouts will now be subject to a 33.3% “Paper Hands Bridge Tax,” payable through increased royalty fees starting on April 3.

Y00ts is leaving Solana to tap into a larger pool of collectors within the broader Ethereum ecosystem. On the Polygon network, the project will join tens of thousands of dApps and some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, as well as well-known enterprises like Robinhood, Stripe, and Adobe.

According to data compiled by Polygon Labs, profile picture NFTs like Y00ts saw unique wallets more than triple month-on-month, with over a 70% gain in transactions and more than 30% increase in secondary sales volumes in the period leading up to March 15. The increase in activity is largely happening on Magic Eden, a cross-chain NFT marketplace that joined the Polygon ecosystem in late 2022. NFT sales on Magic Eden tripled from the previous month to about $492,000, with projects like RektDogs leading the way.

Meanwhile, in December 2022, Dust Labs, an NFT provider, announced that it was migrating its two most successful Solana NFT projects, DeGods and Y00ts, out of the Solana blockchain. DeGods migrated to the Ethereum blockchain, while Y00ts moved to Polygon.

In other news, the decentralized wireless network Helium has shared a countdown to its migration to Solana, which will occur in approximately 19 days from now. This process will result in all Helium hotspots becoming Solana NFTs. The migration to Solana will begin at 9 am Pacific Time on April 18, 2023, and the team has set a 48-hour window to complete the process.

This move comes in response to a community vote in September, in which 81% of Helium community members voted in favor of the migration.

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