In 2017, months before the first ERC-721 non-fungible token was introduced, Larva Labs released CryptoPunks. These on-chain generated character artworks have all kinds of randomly assigned attributes, some are rare, others are super rare. However, there are only 10.000 CryptoPunks ever created, and they are considered the first ever digital collectibles on the blockchain.
CryptoPunks is a crypto art initiative that generated ten thousand different 24×24 punk-looking avatars. There are a few rares ones, like apes, zombies and aliens. Besides being a digital collectible, the project doesn’t offer any additional usage. However, Cryptopunks are often part of digital art galleries in virtual worlds like Cryptovoxels and Decentraland.
The value of these CryptoPunks has been increasing tremendously in late 2020 and early 2021. While these punks were trading for hundreds or a few thousand dollars in early 2020, top trades are happening in 2021 for more than 1 million dollars.
Today our host Bruno takes us for a little video tour of the WolrdWide Webb Metaverse. WorldWideWebb is a pixelated 2D MMO set in a dystopian universe where your NFT avatar can come to life. No matter whether you own a CryptoPunk, CyberKongz, Bored Ape or Toadz, each of them become playable characters inside WorldWideWebb. […]
United Talent Agency has signed a deal with Larva Labs to take care of representation of CryptoPunks, Autoglyphs and Meebits across various forms of Hollywood entertainment. UTA will take care of publishing and licensing deals, meaning that we could see CryptoPunks soon in various movies, television shows, and video games. The Hollywood Reporter broke the […]
Payment company VISA has announced it’s moving into the NFT space and acquired a CryptoPunks NFT, punk #7610 to be precise. They do this because they believe in the future of NFT commerce. Of course it’s great that an established powerhouse like VISA supports blockchain technology and NFTs in particular, but it also feels a […]
World-famous auction house Sotheby’s has recreated its London New Bond Street galleries in the virtual world of Decentraland. After getting involved in NFT auctions, the renowned auction house now becomes part of the metaverse with their own virtual location. The virtual version of Sotheby’s London location is placed in Decentraland’s Voltaire Art District (visit: 52,83). […]
Auction house Christie’s will auction 9 rare CryptoPunks during their 21st Century Evening Sale this May in New York City. These punks all have mint numbers below 1,000, making them very wanted. They come out of the Larva Labs collection, and the selection includes an alien punk. The nine CryptoPunks collectibles that will be sold, […]
Within the past two days, two CryptoPunks aliens have been sold for $7.5 million each. The second sale happend around about 12 hours after the first one, and the pricing of punk 7804 clearly set the mark for punk 1300. The buying wallets both were empty and didn’t contain any other NFTs. The CryptoPunks community […]
An anonymous buyer acquired CryptoPunks alien punk #7804 for a record $7.560.000. This instantly makes this alien punk the most expensive NFT ever sold, shattering the previous record 5 times. NFT collectors consider alien punks among the most valuable, because there are only nine of them in the series of ten thousand. Alien punks are […]
Binance Smart Chain is becoming a cesspool of uncreative, money-grabbing copycat NFT products that don’t even take the time to add a bit of their own sauce to the recipe. No matter whether we look at the DeFi or NFT market, there are many cheap rip-offs. Do you own research or DYOR is once again […]
With a bid of 650 ETH, which equals 1.24 million dollars, a Cryptopunks NFT changed wallets. Punk 4156 is now the most expensive Cryptopunks NFT ever sold. According to data from Larva Labs the seller acquired the collectible three years ago for 645 dollars. In the past hour several punks have sold for tens of […]
Pushed forward by the sale of CryptoPunks and Hashmasks, the NFT market on the Ethereum blockchain has seen 1000 percent growth month-over-month. According to the Dapp Industry Report by DappRadar the market grew from 3 million dollars in December to 33 million dollars in January. CryptoPunks has seen some huge sales over the past few […]