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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

Estimated Market Cap
5.06KΞ ($1.22M)
Total Value of All Sales
3.76KΞ ($903,478)
Average Sale Price
0.85Ξ ($204)

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 1 minute ago

Punk 3684
Offered for 49Ξ ($11,787)
Punk 4380
Offered for 44Ξ ($10,584)
Punk 2368
Offered for 39Ξ ($9,381)
Punk 1029
Offered for 4.95Ξ ($1,191)
Punk 5425
Offered for 9Ξ ($2,165)
Punk 8410
Offered for 9Ξ ($2,165)
Punk 6094
Offered for 3.45Ξ ($830)
Punk 4943
Offered for 6.50Ξ ($1,564)
Punk 3727
Offered for 8Ξ ($1,924)
Punk 5182
Offered for 4.50Ξ ($1,082)
Punk 3293
Offered for 8.50Ξ ($2,045)
Punk 9423
Offered for 9.50Ξ ($2,285)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 836.

Punk 0273Punk 0322Punk 0426Punk 0506Punk 0610Punk 0777Punk 0861Punk 0875Punk 0950Punk 0998Punk 1029Punk 1068Punk 1071Punk 1094Punk 1113Punk 1156Punk 1215Punk 1234Punk 1238Punk 1335Punk 1351Punk 1353Punk 1360Punk 1403Punk 1407Punk 1417Punk 1425Punk 1435Punk 1436Punk 1437Punk 1462Punk 1469Punk 1512Punk 1590Punk 1617Punk 1625Punk 1683Punk 1704Punk 1712Punk 1743Punk 1773Punk 1782Punk 1812Punk 1825Punk 1841Punk 1864Punk 1881Punk 1891Punk 1932Punk 1934Punk 2010Punk 2017Punk 2043Punk 2044Punk 2045Punk 2054Punk 2057Punk 2080Punk 2094Punk 2106Punk 2113Punk 2121Punk 2122Punk 2125Punk 2128Punk 2129Punk 2135Punk 2142Punk 2154Punk 2165Punk 2168Punk 2173Punk 2177Punk 2181Punk 2188Punk 2194Punk 2202Punk 2210Punk 2223Punk 2228Punk 2243Punk 2256Punk 2259Punk 2261Punk 2280Punk 2282Punk 2287Punk 2289Punk 2291Punk 2292Punk 2302Punk 2303Punk 2326Punk 2339Punk 2342Punk 2351Punk 2368Punk 2374Punk 2377Punk 2398Punk 2404Punk 2406Punk 2410Punk 2424Punk 2442Punk 2460Punk 2469Punk 2471Punk 2476Punk 2483

Bids

The current average bid is 0.17 ETH ($40.00 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 169.26 ETH ($40,715.90 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1018.

Punk 0744Punk 1508Punk 0003Punk 5577Punk 5891Punk 4686Punk 5350Punk 5970Punk 0951Punk 4240Punk 2857Punk 3015Punk 8691Punk 7654Punk 7432Punk 5433Punk 9495Punk 6466Punk 1274Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 0721Punk 3100Punk 4148Punk 6868Punk 9878Punk 8365Punk 4310Punk 3543Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3896Punk 3039Punk 3340Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 7013Punk 3407Punk 4638Punk 5171Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 1102Punk 1963Punk 2410Punk 5116Punk 6051Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 3665Punk 0226Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 4827Punk 8967Punk 9768Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 1846Punk 6281Punk 9064Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 2897Punk 3744Punk 8424Punk 9873Punk 0950Punk 2276Punk 2889Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 9028Punk 2613Punk 9844Punk 1470Punk 1496Punk 1669Punk 2394Punk 3176Punk 3757Punk 4393Punk 5407Punk 5719Punk 7352Punk 9129Punk 9446Punk 9832Punk 0698Punk 1492

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.85 ETH ($203.67 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 3,755.88 ETH ($903,477.60 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 4994Punk 7857Punk 5535Punk 2286Punk 8696Punk 8922Punk 8331Punk 2303Punk 3422Punk 3392Punk 7473Punk 8990Punk 6975Punk 2031Punk 2921Punk 5238Punk 3445Punk 5002Punk 4490Punk 8164Punk 6931Punk 3608Punk 6626Punk 7383Punk 2944Punk 9355Punk 2919Punk 5782Punk 4470Punk 8837Punk 7869Punk 4052Punk 0294Punk 9933Punk 2286Punk 2845Punk 9793Punk 3707Punk 7458Punk 3178Punk 2451Punk 2469Punk 6904Punk 2471Punk 9846Punk 5011Punk 8226Punk 0169Punk 0089Punk 1244Punk 2429Punk 0665Punk 4144Punk 3257Punk 4035Punk 5810Punk 7954Punk 8926Punk 9860Punk 9125Punk 4924Punk 4594Punk 9768Punk 6058Punk 5131Punk 8395Punk 7903Punk 9086Punk 5583Punk 4898Punk 6133Punk 3938Punk 9347Punk 6863Punk 5631Punk 3440Punk 6122Punk 9810Punk 1324Punk 9966Punk 2031Punk 3965Punk 7822Punk 8931Punk 8503Punk 2310Punk 2320Punk 0240Punk 4262Punk 2309Punk 6354Punk 5222Punk 6573Punk 2291Punk 2292Punk 2597Punk 1324Punk 9690Punk 1469Punk 0861Punk 5011Punk 3104Punk 3392Punk 6462Punk 4632Punk 2476Punk 6392Punk 2135Punk 3143Punk 3754

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 #273 for 5 ETH ($1,202.75 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.