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CryptoPunks

10,000 unique collectible characters with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain.

Note: Changes on the blockchain will take ~5 minutes to appear on the site.

What you see above are the 10,000 unique "CryptoPunks" in a map-like interface. No two are exactly alike, and each one of them can be officially owned by a single person on the Ethereum blockchain. Originally, they could be claimed for free by anybody with an Ethereum wallet, but all 10,000 were quickly claimed. Now they must be purchased from someone on the Ethereum marketplace contract. Via this market you can buy, bid on, and offer punks for sale. The zoomable image above is connected to the Ethereum network and has been colored to show you the status of every Punk in the market. Punks with a blue background have been claimed. Punks with a red background are available for sale by their owner. Finally, punks with a purple background have an active bid on them. You can click to zoom in on a Punk and reveal its details.

See the marketplace instructions below to acquire your very own punk. You should also join the Discord Chat, which includes a bot that announces all bids, offers and sales in realtime.

Current Statistics

Last Updated
14 hours ago
Number for Sale
746
Recent Punks For Sale
(see all)
Punk 6692Punk 2094Punk 2216Punk 2720Punk 2818Punk 2907Punk 2913Punk 3421Punk 3428Punk 4014Punk 6995Punk 7062Punk 7822Punk 8234Punk 9024Punk 9404Punk 9610Punk 9704Punk 9886Punk 4017Punk 6743Punk 8781Punk 3569Punk 5910Punk 5664Punk 2825Punk 7957Punk 9632Punk 3840Punk 1784Punk 4906Punk 5584Punk 5603Punk 5632Punk 4157Punk 9571Punk 2999Punk 1643Punk 1668Punk 1690Punk 2173Punk 2292Punk 2308Punk 2309Punk 2331Punk 2335Punk 2666Punk 3495Punk 7961Punk 2230Punk 1638Punk 2577Punk 3357Punk 4918Punk 5655Punk 3730Punk 4969Punk 7427Punk 3350Punk 4993Punk 2172Punk 4175Punk 7431Punk 7435Punk 5090Punk 1770Punk 1788Punk 1830Punk 1853Punk 2170Punk 2976Punk 3433Punk 3577Punk 5105Punk 2238Punk 3498Punk 3906Punk 4009Punk 4303Punk 6142Punk 6506Punk 6691Punk 8432Punk 8692Punk 1948Punk 3172Punk 3497Punk 2733Punk 3481Punk 2103Punk 2115Punk 2580Punk 6675Punk 9032Punk 9095Punk 3338
Number of Bids
1507
Top Bids
(see all)
Punk 0000Punk 3443Punk 7804Punk 6145Punk 7191Punk 0510Punk 2711Punk 8780Punk 2708Punk 5577Punk 6915Punk 1050Punk 3684Punk 8348Punk 3328Punk 2460Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 5573Punk 0002Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 6649Punk 2967Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 4178Punk 5412Punk 7458Punk 2681Punk 4850Punk 4874Punk 7337Punk 7756Punk 9997Punk 9999Punk 1526Punk 8105Punk 5056Punk 8251Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2759Punk 2844Punk 6842Punk 7763Punk 0959Punk 1433Punk 8811Punk 5707Punk 8805Punk 2414Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 0843Punk 1609Punk 4638Punk 7121Punk 0744Punk 2100Punk 5001Punk 5466Punk 7588Punk 8906Punk 3725Punk 1883Punk 5716Punk 9650Punk 1821Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 6801Punk 6275Punk 1260Punk 1637Punk 1839Punk 2000Punk 4121Punk 5534Punk 6153Punk 8000Punk 9452Punk 2494Punk 6338Punk 4472Punk 5545Punk 8493Punk 5153Punk 9064Punk 1000Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373
Total Value of Current Bids
214.08 ETH ($48,437.43 USD)
Average Bid
0.14 ETH ($32.14 USD)
Recently Sold
(see all)
Punk 5780Punk 7471Punk 2720Punk 7062Punk 9704Punk 6692Punk 2768Punk 9461Punk 9571Punk 5365Punk 6948Punk 5182Punk 2698Punk 5680Punk 7540Punk 3638Punk 7692Punk 2604Punk 6730Punk 8781Punk 1904Punk 3295Punk 9815Punk 5636Punk 9439Punk 2606Punk 7872Punk 7491Punk 5616Punk 9077Punk 9033Punk 5434Punk 4203Punk 8802Punk 1790Punk 3285Punk 2337Punk 3686Punk 7844Punk 3293Punk 7468Punk 5487Punk 9224Punk 9423Punk 3490Punk 1330Punk 2825Punk 3325Punk 7522Punk 9933Punk 9589Punk 7270Punk 8820Punk 2315Punk 3487Punk 9907Punk 3663Punk 4463Punk 3110Punk 7073Punk 4120Punk 3304Punk 2207Punk 9719Punk 2808Punk 2603Punk 5692Punk 8331Punk 8209Punk 4120Punk 6532Punk 2329Punk 3304Punk 2207Punk 3115Punk 4317Punk 7073Punk 4217Punk 7274Punk 3002Punk 8249Punk 2917Punk 1538Punk 3003Punk 2724Punk 9708Punk 3323Punk 3485Punk 3478Punk 5661Punk 3486Punk 2809Punk 2197Punk 7957Punk 5621Punk 2386
Total Value of Punks Sold
392.53 ETH ($88,814.53 USD)
Average Sale Price
0.52 ETH ($118.26 USD)
Estimated Market Cap
3,323.68 ETH ($752,016.57 USD)

What is a CryptoPunk?

The CryptoPunks are 24x24 pixel art images, generated algorithmically. Most are punky-looking guys and girls, but there are a few rarer types mixed in: Apes, Zombies and even the odd Alien. Every punk has their own profile page that shows their attributes as well as their ownership/for-sale status (here's an example).

What exactly is going on here?

CryptoCoins were made famous by Bitcoin, but Bitcoin is designed just to transact and store ownership of Bitcoin itself. We are using a successor to Bitcoin called Ethereum which allows for arbitrary computer code to be executed on the blockchain and the results of the execution to be stored forever. This is pretty cool! Normally code is run on a server somewhere and you basically need to trust the person running the server. Ethereum lets everyone execute the code, show each other what result they got, and agree that the code was executed properly and fairly.

We have written code that lives on the blockchain that anyone can use to buy and sell Punks with anyone else in the world. An interesting aspect of this system is that we no longer have any control over the code running CryptoPunks! Once we released it onto the blockchain it became permanently embedded there and can no longer be modified by anyone. This is scary for us as developers because we worry about bugs, but it is also a very powerful feature of the system. It allows a user verify that there are indeed only 10,000 punks, check that we can't steal them from you, and basically make sure that everything we told you about the code is true.

How do I get a Punk?

The Easiest Option

  1. Download and install a Chrome browser plugin called MetaMask. This will allow websites (that you authorize) access to your Ethereum account.
  2. If you made a new account, buy some Ether. The MetaMask plugin has a button that will allow you to buy Ether from Coinbase.
  3. Once you have the plugin installed, this website will recognize it and add buttons that allow you to bid on, buy and sell punks directly in the interface.
  4. For example, you can buy Punk #6692 for 0.29 ETH ($65.62 USD).

The Harder Option

You can also do the following if you prefer to run a wallet on your computer:

  1. Download and install Mist which is basically a web browser for Ethereum apps.
  2. You will need to wait while the entire blockchain syncs to your computer (probably 10-20GB).
  3. You will also need to get some Ether, there should be a button in Mist that lets you buy some directly from CoinBase.
  4. Open Mist and load this website, press the authorize icon in the top right to allow the website to see your Ethereum account. Now you can buy and sell punks!

Nerdy details

  • The actual images of the punks are too large to store on the blockchain, so we took a hash of the composite image of all the punks and embeded it into the contract. You can verify that the punks being managed by the Ethereum contract are the True Official Genuine CryptoPunks™ by calculating an SHA256 hash on the cryptopunks image and comparing it to the hash stored in the contract.
  • CryptoPunks are almost an ERC20 token. We support the methods that provide your balance so you can watch CryptoPunks as a token in your wallet and see how many you own. None of the other methods are the same since you're not transferring a simple balance, but need to reference which specific Punk you want to work with.
  • The contract source and more technical details are available on Github.

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To buy, sell and trade CryptoPunks right from this site, download the MetaMask Chrome plugin.