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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 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

Estimated Market Cap
2.51KΞ ($340.62K)
Total Value of All Sales
885.45Ξ ($120.34K)
Average Sale Price
0.38Ξ ($51.19)

News

Currently showing at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany as part of the Open Codes Exhibition
Until June 2, 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
Currently showing 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 48 seconds ago

Punk 7653
Offered for 0.60Ξ ($81.55)
Punk 7525
Offered for 0.60Ξ ($81.55)
Punk 3847
Bought for 0.35Ξ ($47.57)
Punk 9921
Bought for 1Ξ ($135.91)
Punk 9293
Bought for 0.35Ξ ($47.57)
Punk 3828
Bought for 0.35Ξ ($47.57)
Punk 3846
Bought for 0.35Ξ ($47.57)
Punk 2941
Bought for 0.35Ξ ($47.57)
Punk 8028
New bid of 0.70Ξ ($95.14)
Punk 3399
Bought for 0.42Ξ ($57.08)
Punk 3495
Bought for 0.41Ξ ($55.72)
Punk 3754
Bought for 0.35Ξ ($47.57)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 967.

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Bids

The current average bid is 0.12 ETH ($16.94 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 159.25 ETH ($21,644.10 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1278.

Punk 0635Punk 9368Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 2478Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 0002Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 6649Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 4178Punk 0225Punk 0824Punk 4021Punk 7457Punk 9413Punk 9878Punk 2329Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3896Punk 8028Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 4638Punk 8187Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 6183Punk 8934Punk 9999Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 2445Punk 1821Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 6801Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 2132Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 5895Punk 5950Punk 6420Punk 6513Punk 7403Punk 8967Punk 9741Punk 9920Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 8493Punk 9064Punk 1000Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 0247Punk 3015Punk 4250Punk 6150Punk 1684Punk 7534Punk 2276Punk 5347Punk 2889Punk 3096Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 8733Punk 9028Punk 2613Punk 9844Punk 1470Punk 1496Punk 1669Punk 2394Punk 3176Punk 3757Punk 4393Punk 5407Punk 5719Punk 7352Punk 8349Punk 8426Punk 8750Punk 9129Punk 9446

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.38 ETH ($51.19 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 885.45 ETH ($120,341.37 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 3847Punk 9921Punk 9293Punk 3828Punk 3846Punk 2941Punk 3399Punk 3495Punk 3754Punk 6031Punk 2416Punk 8395Punk 2154Punk 1060Punk 2402Punk 5719Punk 3940Punk 2672Punk 8237Punk 3732Punk 3010Punk 8237Punk 3732Punk 1447Punk 3072Punk 9746Punk 8894Punk 1864Punk 6140Punk 3260Punk 3193Punk 8195Punk 8282Punk 5833Punk 4642Punk 3578Punk 6036Punk 2128Punk 7916Punk 4491Punk 3761Punk 8195Punk 3332Punk 3381Punk 2473Punk 8556Punk 6178Punk 2457Punk 3729Punk 4484Punk 8894Punk 2161Punk 4938Punk 5971Punk 9454Punk 5950Punk 2860Punk 5532Punk 4168Punk 7825Punk 3741Punk 3923Punk 6743Punk 3069Punk 4526Punk 4379Punk 3490Punk 1178Punk 3799Punk 2969Punk 9662Punk 9160Punk 7835Punk 4976Punk 7530Punk 2563Punk 3840Punk 3269Punk 3174Punk 3269Punk 2378Punk 9333Punk 2462Punk 3325Punk 7062Punk 9704Punk 2693Punk 4691Punk 9755Punk 3349Punk 8429Punk 7339Punk 2936Punk 5655Punk 7957Punk 9011Punk 3348Punk 9404Punk 2772Punk 2937Punk 2486Punk 2135Punk 4241Punk 9564Punk 2671Punk 4804Punk 2670Punk 1324Punk 2113Punk 8905

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 #1 for 32 ETH ($4,349.12 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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