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Solanart is the largest NFT marketplace on the Solana blockchain, with sales raking in millions of dollars monthly. SolPunks, a ten-thousand collection of Solana's pixelated NFTs, was discovered by Nicholas Sakalauskas, aka Tractor, in May 2021 before the NFT boom. By July, Solpunks had completed its minting on Solana and had become the first NFT to ever do so. The developers had a pecuniary interest in the capacity of SolPunk to generate the funds they desperately needed to build a marketplace before NFT bubble collapsed.