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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
2441.39Ξ ($286,569.88)
Total Value of All Sales
829.05Ξ ($97,313.59)
Average Sale Price
0.37Ξ ($43.58)

Recent Transactions
Updated 43 seconds ago

Punk 1000
Offered for 3.29Ξ ($386.18)
Punk 1398
Bought for 0.3Ξ ($35.21)
Punk 4642
New bid of 0.3Ξ ($35.21)
Punk 9032
Bought for 0.47Ξ ($55.17)
Punk 1362
Bought for 0.3Ξ ($35.21)
Punk 3762
Bought for 0.33Ξ ($38.74)
Punk 6638
Bought for 0.75Ξ ($88.03)
Punk 6809
New bid of 0.3Ξ ($35.21)
Punk 3261
Offered for 0.36Ξ ($42.26)
Punk 3174
Offered for 0.39Ξ ($45.78)
Punk 3173
Offered for 0.38Ξ ($44.60)
Punk 3349
Offered for 0.36Ξ ($42.26)

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

Punk 6594Punk 6664Punk 8429Punk 8503Punk 8511Punk 6271Punk 4157Punk 6354Punk 6363Punk 6676Punk 8062Punk 8214Punk 4055Punk 4068Punk 4395Punk 6392Punk 6487Punk 6771Punk 7911Punk 4405Punk 4256Punk 6483Punk 6705Punk 6743Punk 7930Punk 8108Punk 8178Punk 7989Punk 4123Punk 4175Punk 4241Punk 6384Punk 6420Punk 4303Punk 6142Punk 6152Punk 6227Punk 6596Punk 6654Punk 6730Punk 4219Punk 4306Punk 4402Punk 6506Punk 8004Punk 4125Punk 4379Punk 4342Punk 6397Punk 6616Punk 7931Punk 8209Punk 8249Punk 8376Punk 4225Punk 6748Punk 6195Punk 6453Punk 6474Punk 6557Punk 6597Punk 6651Punk 6691Punk 2269Punk 2280Punk 2292Punk 2587Punk 6226Punk 2398Punk 2661Punk 2850Punk 2982Punk 4223Punk 4262Punk 2230Punk 2260Punk 2406Punk 2529Punk 2538Punk 2580Punk 2687Punk 2898Punk 2969Punk 2999Punk 3207Punk 3247Punk 2290Punk 2410Punk 2420Punk 2477Punk 2534Punk 2604Punk 2666Punk 2984Punk 3080Punk 2194Punk 2228Punk 2238Punk 2423Punk 2593Punk 2471Punk 4148Punk 4168Punk 4176Punk 4337Punk 2320Punk 2577Punk 2614Punk 2825Punk 2854

Bids

The current average bid is 0.12 ETH ($13.73 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 150.59 ETH ($17,675.95 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1287.

Punk 0641Punk 2204Punk 3443Punk 9474Punk 9368Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 0002Punk 2424Punk 6586Punk 5066Punk 6649Punk 3393Punk 4178Punk 2484Punk 1190Punk 2566Punk 9878Punk 2329Punk 3896Punk 1635Punk 0015Punk 5056Punk 2844Punk 2549Punk 1759Punk 7311Punk 9932Punk 5171Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 4638Punk 6183Punk 9999Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 1821Punk 2180Punk 0226Punk 6801Punk 6513Punk 4055Punk 9920Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 8493Punk 9064Punk 6441Punk 9457Punk 2169Punk 9373Punk 1000Punk 4250Punk 3468Punk 3015Punk 1684Punk 7534Punk 2276Punk 5347Punk 4677Punk 8733Punk 2889Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 3096Punk 9028Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 2613Punk 9844Punk 9129Punk 9446Punk 3757Punk 8426Punk 3176Punk 8349Punk 5407Punk 8750Punk 5719Punk 2394Punk 9832Punk 1470Punk 4393Punk 1496Punk 7352Punk 1669Punk 6226Punk 6264Punk 4627Punk 9619Punk 1492Punk 0744Punk 0978Punk 3556Punk 8364Punk 6809Punk 1060Punk 8842Punk 2578Punk 2147Punk 7914Punk 1055Punk 5550Punk 9145Punk 8865

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.37 ETH ($43.58 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 829.05 ETH ($97,313.59 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 1398Punk 9032Punk 1362Punk 3762Punk 6638Punk 9374Punk 1215Punk 9477Punk 5105Punk 9691Punk 1330Punk 6216Punk 9976Punk 1537Punk 9420Punk 8562Punk 8395Punk 9453Punk 2845Punk 2848Punk 3395Punk 8912Punk 9411Punk 3584Punk 7756Punk 8677Punk 5728Punk 4476Punk 2761Punk 6531Punk 5939Punk 2862Punk 3612Punk 3474Punk 5637Punk 9271Punk 7875Punk 6592Punk 3512Punk 3756Punk 7441Punk 2398Punk 9095Punk 6837Punk 4941Punk 6415Punk 1244Punk 7478Punk 2088Punk 2765Punk 2043Punk 3378Punk 3260Punk 3152Punk 3922Punk 1425Punk 3010Punk 1537Punk 9655Punk 1424Punk 9678Punk 1093Punk 4535Punk 9856Punk 9776Punk 4140Punk 7235Punk 7756Punk 7638Punk 8853Punk 1264Punk 1258Punk 4553Punk 9311Punk 5632Punk 2564Punk 1252Punk 2038Punk 2117Punk 1780Punk 1467Punk 5910Punk 3454Punk 8488Punk 5135Punk 4986Punk 3478Punk 8132Punk 2181Punk 9341Punk 2308Punk 2929Punk 3660Punk 3695Punk 4014Punk 2709Punk 2865Punk 3371Punk 4818Punk 2720Punk 4610Punk 9634Punk 9817Punk 9611Punk 1436Punk 2562Punk 8070Punk 4249Punk 8330Punk 7321

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 #6594 for 2 ETH ($234.76 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.