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NFT Price Crash Stirs Debate on Whether Stimulus-Led Fad Is Over

  • Average NFT prices are down almost 70% from their recent peak
  • But some commentators say innovative market is here to stay
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Prices for digital collectibles like art and sports memorabilia are sliding, turning the focus back on whether the nascent market for so-called non-fungible tokens is any more than a fleeting mania.

Average prices for NFTs -- essentially tradable digital certificates that use blockchain technology to prove ownership and provenance of online assets -- have tumbled almost 70% from a peak in February to about $1,400, according to, which tracks a variety of NFT marketplaces.