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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, Christie's of London and The New York Times. Inspiration for the Ethereum ERC-721 standard that powers most digital art and collectibles.

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.

Overall Stats

Estimated Market Cap
2353.76Ξ ($214,945.00)
Total Value of All Sales
773.1Ξ ($70,599.21)
Average Sale Price
0.37Ξ ($33.55)

Recent Transactions
Updated 1 minute ago

Punk 3645
New bid of 0.08Ξ ($6.85)
Punk 6748
New bid of 0.01Ξ ($0.91)
Punk 2827
Transferred to 0x8133a5
Punk 7820
New bid of 0.25Ξ ($22.83)
Punk 8387
New bid of 0.23Ξ ($21.00)
Punk 3826
New bid of 0.21Ξ ($19.18)
Punk 8124
New bid of 0.21Ξ ($19.18)
Punk 3955
Transferred to 0xca8653
Punk 3645
New bid of 0.05Ξ ($4.57)
Punk 5445
Offered for 0.23Ξ ($21.00)
Punk 4610
Offered for 0.23Ξ ($21.00)
Punk 2720
Offered for 0.24Ξ ($21.92)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 991.

Punk 4476Punk 6594Punk 6664Punk 8429Punk 8503Punk 8511Punk 6271Punk 4055Punk 4157Punk 4249Punk 6354Punk 6363Punk 6638Punk 6676Punk 8062Punk 8214Punk 4068Punk 4395Punk 4405Punk 6392Punk 6487Punk 6771Punk 7911Punk 4014Punk 4256Punk 6483Punk 6592Punk 6705Punk 6743Punk 7930Punk 8108Punk 8178Punk 7989Punk 4123Punk 4175Punk 4241Punk 6384Punk 6420Punk 4303Punk 6142Punk 6152Punk 6227Punk 6596Punk 6654Punk 6730Punk 4140Punk 4219Punk 4306Punk 4402Punk 6506Punk 8004Punk 4125Punk 4342Punk 4379Punk 6397Punk 6531Punk 6616Punk 7931Punk 8209Punk 8229Punk 8249Punk 8376Punk 4225Punk 6748Punk 6195Punk 6226Punk 6453Punk 6474Punk 6557Punk 6597Punk 6651Punk 6691Punk 2269Punk 2280Punk 2292Punk 2398Punk 2587Punk 0001Punk 2661Punk 2850Punk 2888Punk 2982Punk 3222Punk 4223Punk 4262Punk 2230Punk 2260Punk 2406Punk 2529Punk 2538Punk 2580Punk 2687Punk 2898Punk 2929Punk 2969Punk 2999Punk 3207Punk 3247Punk 2290Punk 2410Punk 2420Punk 2477Punk 2534Punk 2604Punk 2666Punk 2984Punk 3080Punk 2194Punk 2228Punk 2238

Bids

The current average bid is 0.1 ETH ($9.43 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 133.99 ETH ($12,236.21 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1297.

Punk 3307Punk 9368Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 1050Punk 7756Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 0002Punk 2424Punk 6649Punk 6586Punk 5066Punk 4178Punk 2566Punk 1190Punk 3393Punk 2484Punk 8105Punk 2329Punk 5056Punk 2549Punk 1759Punk 2844Punk 7763Punk 9932Punk 5171Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 4638Punk 9650Punk 8906Punk 9999Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 1821Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 6801Punk 6513Punk 9920Punk 1637Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 8493Punk 9064Punk 1000Punk 9373Punk 2169Punk 9457Punk 6441Punk 4250Punk 3015Punk 1684Punk 2276Punk 5347Punk 6345Punk 3503Punk 9028Punk 3105Punk 6288Punk 7670Punk 5524Punk 3096Punk 4677Punk 2889Punk 8733Punk 9844Punk 2613Punk 3176Punk 8349Punk 5407Punk 1669Punk 9832Punk 1496Punk 5719Punk 3757Punk 2394Punk 1470Punk 8750Punk 9129Punk 8426Punk 7352Punk 9446Punk 4393Punk 8842Punk 9619Punk 1492Punk 6264Punk 0744Punk 8364Punk 4405Punk 4627Punk 3556Punk 2578Punk 1055Punk 2147Punk 7914Punk 8865Punk 9145Punk 5550Punk 2488Punk 4786Punk 2895Punk 5924Punk 9803Punk 9829Punk 0516Punk 5242

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.37 ETH ($33.55 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 773.1 ETH ($70,599.21 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 2860Punk 2129Punk 4610Punk 5445Punk 2720Punk 7292Punk 9250Punk 5020Punk 3145Punk 4915Punk 0014Punk 7975Punk 7939Punk 3255Punk 9189Punk 1702Punk 2332Punk 4670Punk 1555Punk 6711Punk 1842Punk 6775Punk 3218Punk 3541Punk 3286Punk 1170Punk 3274Punk 2102Punk 4315Punk 5602Punk 4479Punk 3421Punk 7758Punk 4836Punk 3235Punk 9342Punk 4993Punk 2848Punk 0000Punk 2795Punk 0355Punk 2842Punk 8390Punk 6995Punk 4488Punk 5243Punk 1299Punk 4392Punk 2783Punk 8040Punk 2786Punk 3130Punk 3232Punk 3253Punk 7123Punk 5881Punk 4145Punk 4946Punk 5181Punk 3523Punk 2528Punk 2788Punk 2987Punk 4818Punk 2036Punk 6650Punk 7629Punk 2989Punk 5711Punk 3955Punk 9235Punk 8917Punk 4839Punk 2134Punk 3759Punk 4821Punk 2338Punk 4592Punk 4519Punk 3320Punk 3327Punk 2975Punk 3034Punk 3162Punk 3334Punk 3042Punk 3054Punk 3591Punk 4612Punk 5625Punk 4684Punk 3238Punk 4277Punk 9181Punk 2846Punk 2746Punk 3002Punk 3182Punk 4810Punk 3312Punk 4672Punk 4489Punk 3205Punk 3365Punk 2849Punk 2785Punk 2832Punk 3286Punk 3269Punk 3239

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 #4476 for 0.42 ETH ($38.35 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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Hang out on our Discord! Join us in our Discord chat to talk with the developers and other Cryptopunk owners.