How to Get the Last Sale Price of an NFT
Learn how to get the last sale price of an NFT using Alchemy SDK
The tutorial uses the getNftSales API.
In the world of blockchain and decentralized finance, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have gained immense popularity in recent years. NFTs are unique digital assets that are used to represent ownership of various forms of art, collectibles, and other real-world assets. As the demand for NFTs continues to grow, tracking their prices and value has become increasingly important.
As a developer, you may want to retrieve the last sale price of an NFT to build various blockchain applications, such as NFT marketplaces, price trackers, or analytics tools. However, retrieving this information can be challenging, especially since NFT transactions occur on decentralized marketplaces where data is not always easily accessible.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Alchemy SDK to get the last sale price of an NFT. With our step-by-step guide, you'll be able to retrieve this data quickly and efficiently, giving you the information you need to build powerful NFT dapps. Whether you're an experienced blockchain developer or just getting started, this tutorial will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to work with NFTs using Alchemy SDK.
Understanding the Last Sale Price of an NFT
As a developer, it's essential to understand the calculation behind the last sale price of an NFT. Even though you will be making an API request using Alchemy SDK to get this information, understanding the underlying calculation is crucial for building more complex applications and making informed decisions.
When an NFT is sold on a marketplace, the total sale price consists of three different fees:
sellerFee: It is the amount paid to the wallet address of the seller.
protocolFee: It is the fee charged by the marketplace for using it, this fee is sent to the NFT marketplace such as OpenSea.
royaltyFeeis paid to the owner address of the NFT collection whenever the NFT is re-sold, but only if the NFT was originally sold as part of a collection that takes a royalty fee. Some NFT collections do not charge any
These three fees combined gives us the Last Sale Price of an NFT.
For example, if the last sale price of an NFT is 100 ETH, with a protocol fee of 2.5% and a royalty fee of 7.5%, the Seller Fee would be:
Last Sale Price = Seller Fee + Protocol Fee + Royalty Fee Seller Fee = Last Sale Price - (Protocol Fee + Royalty Fee) Seller Fee = 100 ETH - (2.5% * 100 ETH + 7.5% * 100 ETH) Seller Fee = 100 ETH - 10 ETH Seller Fee = 90 ETH
In this case, the seller would have received 90 ETH, while the remaining 10 ETH would be split between the NFT marketplace and the original NFT collection owner.
Now that we understand the calculation behind the last sale price of an NFT, let's get our hands dirty and start a node.js project to get the last sale price of an NFT.
Setting up the project
Install Node and npm
In case you haven't already, install node and npm on your local machine.
Make sure that node is at least v14 or higher by typing the following in your terminal:
Create an Alchemy app
In case you haven't already, sign up for a free Alchemy account.
Next, navigate to the Alchemy Dashboard and create a new app.
Make sure you set the chain to Ethereum and the network to Mainnet. Once the app is created, click on your app's View Key button on the dashboard.
Take note of the HTTP URL.
The URL will be in this form:
You will need this later.
Create a node project
Let's now create an empty repository and install all node dependencies.
Run the following commands in order to create your node project and install Alchemy SDK.
mkdir get-nft-last-sale-price && cd get-nft-last-sale-price npm init -y npm install --save alchemy-sdk touch main.js
This will create a repository named
get-nft-last-sale-price that holds all your files and dependencies.
Next, open this repo in your favorite code editor.
Now our project is set up and we are ready to write code. We will write all our code in the
Writing and Testing the Script
Coding the Script
For the sake of this tutorial, we will get the last sale price for the #44 NFT of the World of Women Collection.
The gameplan is simple, we will use the
getNFTSales endpoint of Alchemy SDK to get the sales information about the NFT, in addition to this we will sort the response in descending order (most recent sales first), this implies that the first sales object will be the information about the most recent sales.
This sales object will give us the
protocolFee and the
royaltyFee in a string wei format which we can add and convert to Ether to get the last sale price in Ether.
Here's the code that demonstrates this (code also explained in comments):
Here's an explanation of the code:
- Imports the required modules to run the script.
- Configures the Alchemy SDK by setting a network and API key.
- Defines an
main()which is the main entry point for the script.
- Assigns the
tokenIdof the NFT whose last sale price the user wants to get - in this case #44 of World of Women NFT.
- Calls the
getNftSalesmethod to get information about the last sale of the NFT. The method takes several parameters, including
tokenId, which are used to filter and sort the sales data. Here we use the descending order to get the most recent sale information first.
- Extracts the seller fee, protocol fee, and royalty fee from the object with the info about the most recent sale returned by
- Calls the
getLastSalePrice()function to add the three fees to get the last sale price and convert it from wei to ether.
- Logs the last sale price to the console.
Testing the Script
Run the script using:
You should see an output with the last sale price of the NFT:
Last Sale Price of the NFT: 4 ETH
You can also verify the last sale price for this particular NFT on Opensea.
Now you know how to programmatically get the last sale price of an NFT using the Alchemy SDK!
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Updated 20 days ago