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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)
2,097
Average Sale Price (Last 12 Months)
2.59Ξ ($956)
Total Value of All Sales (Lifetime)
5.43KΞ ($2M)

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 43 seconds ago

Punk 8942
Transferred to 0x22de60
Punk 2942
Offered for 9.98Ξ ($3,684)
Punk 3800
Offered for 19Ξ ($7,014)
Punk 6423
Offered for 3.80Ξ ($1,403)
Punk 4804
Offered for 2.93Ξ ($1,082)
Punk 1773
Bought for 2.25Ξ ($831)
Punk 0965
Offered for 6Ξ ($2,215)
Punk 1773
Offered for 2.25Ξ ($831)
Punk 2404
Bought for 2.29Ξ ($845)
Punk 8682
Offered for 2.19Ξ ($808)
Punk 1773
Offered for 2.50Ξ ($923)
Punk 4532
Offered for 2.94Ξ ($1,085)

For Sale

The lowest price punk currently for sale is 1.9 ETH ($701.40 USD).
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 528.

Punk 5354Punk 8586Punk 9117Punk 8682Punk 3851Punk 2629Punk 9924Punk 9192Punk 4994Punk 2043Punk 2374Punk 3499Punk 6605Punk 7934Punk 7375Punk 5392Punk 9138Punk 5876Punk 2937Punk 4804Punk 4532Punk 1458Punk 3680Punk 7486Punk 1335Punk 8656Punk 8694Punk 9390Punk 3722Punk 7392Punk 7527Punk 1436Punk 4662Punk 3141Punk 3291Punk 7281Punk 4488Punk 2668Punk 2787Punk 3173Punk 6849Punk 1522Punk 7822Punk 2210Punk 2888Punk 3092Punk 5229Punk 5842Punk 6384Punk 6423Punk 2788Punk 9507Punk 3857Punk 3924Punk 1625Punk 2302Punk 2637Punk 2724Punk 2879Punk 3003Punk 3140Punk 3192Punk 3262Punk 3323Punk 3539Punk 3596Punk 7390Punk 9289Punk 9521Punk 9589Punk 3787Punk 2153Punk 2490Punk 7564Punk 5247Punk 7383Punk 2398Punk 3854Punk 5730Punk 7096Punk 8012Punk 3774Punk 2241Punk 9347Punk 3097Punk 7019Punk 8519Punk 1029Punk 1215Punk 2212Punk 2661Punk 8911Punk 9337Punk 1234Punk 2287Punk 2968Punk 3569Punk 3666Punk 3904Punk 4338Punk 4691Punk 4963Punk 5105Punk 5440Punk 5939Punk 6195Punk 7065Punk 7164Punk 7195Punk 7270

Bids

The average bid over the last year was 3.31 ETH ($1,222.42 USD).
The average currently open bid is 0.22 ETH ($79.97 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 216.19 ETH ($79,809.23 USD).
Showing most recent bids, click here to see all 998.

Punk 0641Punk 6842Punk 0957Punk 6914Punk 4015Punk 0069Punk 3800Punk 0420Punk 6969Punk 3092Punk 4662Punk 7822Punk 9961Punk 2212Punk 6090Punk 1111Punk 2181Punk 1274Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 2303Punk 3100Punk 3366Punk 3666Punk 4999Punk 5182Punk 5374Punk 5612Punk 7087Punk 9878Punk 5482Punk 3543Punk 2280Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 4123Punk 0593Punk 0735Punk 1371Punk 1579Punk 1603Punk 1679Punk 1775Punk 3039Punk 3340Punk 4176Punk 4393Punk 4477Punk 5969Punk 5978Punk 6764Punk 6924Punk 7597Punk 8125Punk 8217Punk 8630Punk 8779Punk 8831Punk 9688Punk 9926Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 3665Punk 7013Punk 3407Punk 4638Punk 7282Punk 5171Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 0888Punk 1102Punk 3636Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 0226Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 3061Punk 3233Punk 3639Punk 3873Punk 4827Punk 8967Punk 9768Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 9064Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 9873Punk 2276Punk 2889Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 9028

Sales

The average sale price of a punk over the last year is 2.59 ETH ($955.84 USD).
The total value of punks sold over the last year is 4,138.78 ETH ($1,527,873.32 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all 5,129.

Punk 1773Punk 2404Punk 1440Punk 2290Punk 8183Punk 6671Punk 8931Punk 4303Punk 5536Punk 5126Punk 7421Punk 5179Punk 9805Punk 1642Punk 2309Punk 8730Punk 8739Punk 8059Punk 8730Punk 7812Punk 7012Punk 7238Punk 7443Punk 3759Punk 4920Punk 6868Punk 6605Punk 7299Punk 4340Punk 2593Punk 7305Punk 1870Punk 2937Punk 6411Punk 1860Punk 7347Punk 9860Punk 1963Punk 5754Punk 9708Punk 4148Punk 5275Punk 5720Punk 4261Punk 5213Punk 3383Punk 8062Punk 7557Punk 3823Punk 9441Punk 6550Punk 2289Punk 2469Punk 1335Punk 7508Punk 0561Punk 3857Punk 7542Punk 2877Punk 4541Punk 6557Punk 0965Punk 0960Punk 2672Punk 3964Punk 7290Punk 2817Punk 6809Punk 4995Punk 5188Punk 3826Punk 5155Punk 2129Punk 7257Punk 1605Punk 5101Punk 3661Punk 2259Punk 7502Punk 1440Punk 9886Punk 2451Punk 7575Punk 9805Punk 2057Punk 5849Punk 6026Punk 7307Punk 2948Punk 2942Punk 3800Punk 9490Punk 1743Punk 9665Punk 2629Punk 6623Punk 2076Punk 8158Punk 3851Punk 8495Punk 4111Punk 2944Punk 2469Punk 6197Punk 5131Punk 3306Punk 9922Punk 8586Punk 4208Punk 5078

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 #5354 for 1.9 ETH ($701.40 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.

Search Punks

Hang out on our Discord! Join us in our Discord chat to talk with the developers and other Cryptopunk owners.