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.
The spookiness may be amping up in your neighborhood, but there’s nothing spooky about the amount of activity in the web3 scene! Let’s take a look at some of the top web3 games and NFT collections from this past week! New expansions, new playtests, and the beginning of the Halloween events dominate the web3 gaming […]
Another week, another look at the top NFT collections and web3 games from the past seven days! In the world of web3 gaming we have more playtests, alphas and releases announced this week. Influence has now launched a limited version of their space-based MMO on the Starknet mainnet, wtih plans to release the full game […]
October begins with a contuing decline in the trading volume for the top NFT collections and an increasing domination of the gaming charts by mobile games! Read on for more details and news from the world of NFTs and web3 gaming! There’s nothing spooky about the number of web3 games available to play these days. […]
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 […]