History of the CryptoPunks NFT collection
CryptoPunks were created in June 2017, long before the NFT craze of 2021. They were among the first NFTs to be created on the Ethereum blockchain and they immediately gained a cult following. With their whimsical characters, quirky personalities, and limited availability, the CryptoPunks quickly became some of the most sought-after NFTs on the market.
Where were CryptoPunks NFT sold ?
CryptoPunks were originally sold on the Ethereum blockchain as ERC-721 tokens. They were initially sold for small amounts of Ethereum, with prices ranging from just a few cents to a few dollars. Since then, they have been sold on various marketplaces and auction platforms, including OpenSea, Rarible, and Christie’s.
Record prices and famous owners
Over the years, the NFTs have sold for astronomical prices, with several characters fetching millions of dollars at auction. In 2021, a CryptoPunk sold for $69 million, making it one of the most expensive NFTs ever sold. Notable owners of CryptoPunks include Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Mark Cuban, and Snoop Dogg.
How many CryptoPunks NFTs were created ?
There are 10,000 unique CryptoPunks in existence, each with its own set of attributes, backstory, and personality. Of these 10,000 characters, only a handful have sold for millions of dollars, making them some of the most valuable NFTs on the market.
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