Survey Reveals Majority of NFT Holders Regret Their Investment Choices

Ross Jensen
November 5, 2023
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In the swiftly evolving world of digital assets, NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) have been a revolutionary force, providing a new means for creators and collectors to authenticate, buy, and sell digital art and collectibles on the blockchain. However, our recent survey conducted by our email list has shed light on a growing sentiment of buyer’s remorse among NFT investors. According to our survey, a striking 92.9% (2466 out of 2656) of NFT holders now believe that their investment decisions were unwise.

The Survey

We have singled out every NFT holder on our email list to make this survey as accurate as possible. The email list consists of a total of 6323 people interested in cryptocurrency, with 2656 (42%) currently holding a NFT.

We asked our readers three questions, “Have you made a profit on NFTs?“, “Do you regret your investment?” and “How much have you lost investing in NFTs?“.

Have you made a profit on NFTs?

have you made a profit on nfts

Out of 2656 people, 190 (7.1%) have made a profit investing in NFTs. 2466 (92.9%) haven’t made a profit investing in NFTs.

“Do you regret your investment?”

do you regret your nft investment

Out of 2656 people, 321 (13.7%) don’t regret their NFT investment. 2335 (86.3%) regret their NFT investment.

How much have you lost investing in NFTs?

how much have you lost investing in nfts

For this survey question, we singled out the 2466 people who haven’t made a profit investing in NFTs.

The average loss of NFT holders has lost a total of $721. 655 (26.5%) have lost less than $100. 67 (2.7%) have lost over $5000, with the highest loss being $28,100.

The Allure of NFTs

Initially, NFTs captured the imagination of the public and investors alike, promising exclusive ownership of digital items, from art and music to tweets and virtual real estate. The blockchain technology that underpins NFTs ensures the uniqueness and scarcity of these digital items, theoretically providing value to the owner similar to a physical piece of art.

The Reality Check

However, as the market matured, the reality of NFT investments began to set in. The reasons behind the disillusionment highlighted in the survey include:

  • Market Volatility: The NFT marketplace is subject to significant fluctuations. Early investors who made substantial profits attracted a wave of new buyers hoping for similar returns. Unfortunately, as more entered the market, the competition increased, and not everyone saw the returns they expected.
  • Liquidity Issues: Unlike traditional stocks or cryptocurrencies, NFTs are not as liquid. Owners may find it challenging to resell their NFTs at the desired price, or at all, leading to a sense of being stuck with an unwanted asset.
  • Questionable Long-Term Value: Many buyers have started to question the long-term value of their NFTs. As the initial hype dies down, the long-term cultural and monetary value of many NFTs remains uncertain.
  • Understanding of Technology: A portion of NFT buyers may have made investments without fully understanding the technology or the market, leading to regrettable investment decisions.
  • Environmental Concerns: The environmental impact of maintaining the blockchain has also been a growing concern, leading some to feel their investment is at odds with their values regarding sustainability.

The Impact on the Market

This sentiment of regret has significant implications for the NFT market:

  • Price Corrections: As disillusioned investors attempt to exit the market, there could be downward pressure on prices, potentially leading to a market correction.
  • Decreased Demand: New investors may be dissuaded by the negative sentiment, leading to reduced demand and a slowdown in the NFT market.
  • Shift in Investor Behavior: There might be a shift towards more strategic and informed investing, with buyers doing thorough research before committing to purchases.

Moving Forward

For the NFT market to regain its footing, several measures could be beneficial:

  • Increased Transparency: Marketplaces can offer better analytics and reporting tools to help buyers make more informed decisions.
  • Education: Providing educational resources about NFTs and blockchain technology can help prevent uninformed investment decisions.
  • Utility and Integration: Increasing the utility of NFTs beyond collectibility, such as integrating them into digital experiences or real-world applications, could enhance their value.


The sentiment among NFT holders expressed in the recent survey reflects a crucial moment of self-reflection in the nascent market. While the innovative spirit of NFTs remains undiminished, it is apparent that the market is undergoing a maturation period, shaking out the initial speculative frenzy and moving towards a more sustainable model. This period may mark a necessary growing pain, prompting a more measured approach to investing in digital assets. As the market continues to evolve, it will be fascinating to observe how investors, creators, and platforms adapt to these new realities.

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Author Ross Jensen

Ross is a keen crypto enthousiast from Denmark, currently living in San Fransisco. After hearing about crypto from a friend in 2016, he brought his love for writing and crypto together and became our head-writer. Ross has a background as a software engineer, and has worked on many crypto related projects in the past.

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