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CryptoPunks

10,000 unique collectible characters with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain. The project that inspired the modern CryptoArt movement. Featured in Mashable, The Financial Times, The Paris Review, Salon, The Outline, BreakerMag, Christie's of London, Art|Basel, The PBS NewsHour and The New York Times. Currently showing at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany as part of the Open Codes Exhibition. The first "Non-Fungible Token," and inspiration for the Ethereum ERC-721 standard that powers most digital art and collectibles.

The CryptoPunks are 10,000 uniquely generated characters. 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 via the marketplace that's also embedded in the blockchain. 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.

Overall Stats

Number of Sales (Last 12 Months)
4,335
Average Sale Price (Last 12 Months)
5.03Ξ ($6,814)
Total Value of All Sales (Lifetime)
21.82KΞ ($30M)

News

We were featured on the PBS NewsHour as part of their segment:
"How blockchain technology could revolutionize the art market"
Sept 11, 2019
Shown at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany as part of the Open Codes Exhibition
February to July, 2019
Read the in-depth profile of the CryptoPunks in BreakerMag:
"How CryptoPunks’ Creators Charmed the Art World and Paved the Way for Blockchain Art."
Jan 23, 2019
Shown alongside artists such as Ai Weiwei and Kevin Abosch in the exhibition:
{ PERFECT & PRICELESS } - VALUE SYSTEMS ON THE BLOCKCHAIN
Nov 16, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019

Recent Transactions
Updated 14 seconds ago

Punk 2832
New bid of 6.50Ξ ($8,797)
Punk 4770
Bought for 8.25Ξ ($11,165)
Punk 9167
Offered for 8.40Ξ ($11,368)
Punk 0264
New bid of 8.70Ξ ($11,774)
Punk 9507
Offered for 8.10Ξ ($10,962)
Punk 4157
Bought for 4.25Ξ ($5,752)
Punk 9726
Offered for 19.99Ξ ($27,054)
Punk 8279
Bought for 6.90Ξ ($9,338)
Punk 5427
Bought for 4.97Ξ ($6,726)
Punk 7410
New bid of 0.10Ξ ($135)
Punk 8869
New bid of 4.50Ξ ($6,090)
Punk 4157
New bid of 3.75Ξ ($5,075)

For Sale

The lowest price punk currently for sale is 4.31 ETH ($5,832.98 USD).
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 614.

Punk 7003Punk 6545Punk 4841Punk 7955Punk 9787Punk 7755Punk 1378Punk 3428Punk 4303Punk 1436Punk 8475Punk 2483Punk 2557Punk 8132Punk 3576Punk 0846Punk 1764Punk 5247Punk 8892Punk 5354Punk 1241Punk 2388Punk 3056Punk 3504Punk 3572Punk 5194Punk 4906Punk 8871Punk 3922Punk 2788Punk 4011Punk 7115Punk 7130Punk 8107Punk 7242Punk 3312Punk 1275Punk 1334Punk 1594Punk 2739Punk 3915Punk 4497Punk 6424Punk 6828Punk 6918Punk 7808Punk 9750Punk 9793Punk 4609Punk 7494Punk 5144Punk 5830Punk 3515Punk 9337Punk 3565Punk 4994Punk 5146Punk 7164Punk 9171Punk 4591Punk 3215Punk 4326Punk 3946Punk 2205Punk 8869Punk 5428Punk 3364Punk 6124Punk 6788Punk 2673Punk 2898Punk 4334Punk 5648Punk 5711Punk 7857Punk 8247Punk 9450Punk 9708Punk 2832Punk 4764Punk 2926Punk 1824Punk 2581Punk 3249Punk 6196Punk 7094Punk 8905Punk 9162Punk 6546Punk 5985Punk 7540Punk 6133Punk 3028Punk 2094Punk 2695Punk 4689Punk 6125Punk 6158Punk 6519Punk 9142Punk 9507Punk 3376Punk 4701Punk 4797Punk 9834Punk 9900Punk 9167Punk 6658Punk 2994Punk 3206

Bids

The average bid over the last year was 6.32 ETH ($8,559.43 USD).
The average currently open bid is 2 ETH ($2,702.15 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 2,641.54 ETH ($3,574,949.05 USD).
Showing most recent bids, click here to see all 1,323.

Punk 3100Punk 3443Punk 7804Punk 2204Punk 7920Punk 7971Punk 0281Punk 8105Punk 3134Punk 0198Punk 4954Punk 0549Punk 5761Punk 1609Punk 1865Punk 9258Punk 0264Punk 8608Punk 1802Punk 8686Punk 1721Punk 5822Punk 8317Punk 2639Punk 8593Punk 4729Punk 0604Punk 2487Punk 6522Punk 1931Punk 5049Punk 2276Punk 4886Punk 8881Punk 1446Punk 2281Punk 2312Punk 2551Punk 2664Punk 3437Punk 5974Punk 6943Punk 6949Punk 7892Punk 9291Punk 6531Punk 7271Punk 5360Punk 8869Punk 9138Punk 9750Punk 5427Punk 6622Punk 2394Punk 5230Punk 9575Punk 7132Punk 7472Punk 1354Punk 1361Punk 2176Punk 5409Punk 5525Punk 6585Punk 7519Punk 7835Punk 8344Punk 8700Punk 8888Punk 3128Punk 9249Punk 1053Punk 1119Punk 1985Punk 3092Punk 4552Punk 4662Punk 6162Punk 7103Punk 7163Punk 7649Punk 7822Punk 8258Punk 9522Punk 9961Punk 1371Punk 3511Punk 3943Punk 5486Punk 8325Punk 7234Punk 2132Punk 1274Punk 0985Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 1001Punk 1319Punk 1346Punk 1389Punk 1430Punk 1470Punk 1496Punk 1572Punk 1629Punk 1675Punk 1816Punk 1984

Sales

The average sale price of a punk over the last year is 5.03 ETH ($6,813.53 USD).
The total value of punks sold over the last year is 19,945.65 ETH ($26,993,640.39 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all 7,947.

Punk 4770Punk 4157Punk 8279Punk 5427Punk 4810Punk 7268Punk 7241Punk 9608Punk 0850Punk 8904Punk 4845Punk 2061Punk 2315Punk 5252Punk 8824Punk 5437Punk 6241Punk 3613Punk 2261Punk 2862Punk 4303Punk 2217Punk 8696Punk 5148Punk 9271Punk 6873Punk 2862Punk 9624Punk 5392Punk 2581Punk 8284Punk 4176Punk 5390Punk 0294Punk 4809Punk 8187Punk 6843Punk 3128Punk 3565Punk 2388Punk 4148Punk 3797Punk 6268Punk 0824Punk 2633Punk 7025Punk 1934Punk 6699Punk 5227Punk 8639Punk 4493Punk 1510Punk 4814Punk 6469Punk 3699Punk 2374Punk 2633Punk 8735Punk 6248Punk 3831Punk 1521Punk 9637Punk 5159Punk 6281Punk 6094Punk 9192Punk 3106Punk 1238Punk 5904Punk 1946Punk 4327Punk 8125Punk 7972Punk 7087Punk 4719Punk 8562Punk 3914Punk 3915Punk 6788Punk 8457Punk 7013Punk 5397Punk 2125Punk 6522Punk 6982Punk 2031Punk 6241Punk 6531Punk 7401Punk 3033Punk 7772Punk 7733Punk 2702Punk 2890Punk 2242Punk 4633Punk 6081Punk 3504Punk 6649Punk 7835Punk 8783Punk 9117Punk 1458Punk 3333Punk 7472Punk 8751Punk 6756Punk 7825Punk 6873Punk 5815

Wrapped

455 punks are "wrapped" for sale on ERC-721 markets, see wrappedpunks.com for more details.
Showing by punk number, click here to see all wrapped punks or view them on OpenSea.

Punk 0426Punk 0506Punk 0610Punk 0824Punk 0926Punk 0981Punk 1096Punk 1282Punk 1351Punk 1369Punk 1385Punk 1417Punk 1440Punk 1473Punk 1490Punk 1589Punk 1605Punk 1667Punk 1690Punk 1704Punk 1762Punk 1767Punk 1770Punk 1778Punk 1781Punk 1788Punk 1791Punk 1808Punk 1812Punk 1814Punk 1830Punk 1852Punk 1853Punk 1860Punk 1904Punk 1932Punk 1936Punk 2036Punk 2076Punk 2088Punk 2106Punk 2111Punk 2135Punk 2153Punk 2158Punk 2160Punk 2170Punk 2172Punk 2173Punk 2194Punk 2209Punk 2212Punk 2223Punk 2235Punk 2238Punk 2261Punk 2282Punk 2291Punk 2303Punk 2308Punk 2309Punk 2317Punk 2398Punk 2404Punk 2407Punk 2424Punk 2457Punk 2481Punk 2501Punk 2556Punk 2577Punk 2584Punk 2586Punk 2597Punk 2599Punk 2614Punk 2633Punk 2660Punk 2661Punk 2728Punk 2732Punk 2733Punk 2744Punk 2758Punk 2762Punk 2764Punk 2771Punk 2819Punk 2825Punk 2860Punk 2870Punk 2905Punk 2907Punk 2920Punk 2939Punk 2948Punk 2956Punk 2970Punk 2971Punk 2976Punk 2986Punk 2998Punk 2999Punk 3039Punk 3047Punk 3067Punk 3081Punk 3082Punk 3086Punk 3107

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 #7003 for 4.31 ETH ($5,832.98 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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