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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)
6,390
Average Sale Price (Last 12 Months)
9.91Ξ ($14,938)
Total Value of All Sales (Lifetime)
63.32KΞ ($95M)

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 48 seconds ago

Punk 5569
Offered for 49.80Ξ ($75,071)
Punk 5569
Offered for 36.40Ξ ($54,871)
Punk 0549
New bid of 30Ξ ($45,223)
Punk 8833
Offered for 28Ξ ($42,208)
Punk 4601
Offered for 23.20Ξ ($34,973)
Punk 2653
Offered for 26.88Ξ ($40,520)
Punk 2653
Bought for 23.90Ξ ($36,028)
Punk 6110
Bought for 23Ξ ($34,671)
Punk 2172
Offered for 38Ξ ($57,283)
Punk 8991
Offered for 38Ξ ($57,283)
Punk 0682
Offered for 27Ξ ($40,701)
Punk 1361
Offered for 64Ξ ($96,476)

For Sale

The lowest price punk currently for sale is 21.97 ETH ($33,118.46 USD).
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 783.

Punk 8285Punk 5228Punk 7254Punk 8078Punk 4689Punk 8611Punk 3459Punk 4601Punk 5392Punk 1521Punk 5123Punk 5807Punk 7003Punk 9103Punk 1902Punk 2937Punk 1804Punk 2673Punk 2971Punk 3987Punk 3804Punk 1548Punk 6989Punk 8604Punk 2242Punk 5875Punk 4631Punk 8542Punk 1397Punk 3025Punk 4402Punk 5876Punk 7998Punk 2542Punk 3056Punk 3199Punk 4460Punk 8464Punk 3561Punk 4841Punk 8449Punk 4466Punk 0329Punk 3853Punk 7115Punk 9910Punk 2421Punk 5559Punk 5919Punk 0669Punk 4416Punk 3771Punk 7073Punk 8944Punk 6573Punk 6516Punk 2653Punk 9106Punk 3097Punk 2907Punk 7443Punk 5635Punk 6509Punk 0384Punk 7894Punk 0682Punk 1314Punk 1321Punk 2127Punk 2287Punk 2302Punk 4164Punk 5789Punk 7684Punk 3227Punk 6278Punk 8209Punk 9697Punk 9335Punk 2366Punk 2290Punk 8095Punk 1241Punk 3419Punk 4824Punk 8600Punk 8602Punk 2286Punk 6362Punk 7072Punk 7255Punk 7963Punk 7965Punk 8049Punk 8833Punk 9753Punk 8924Punk 3203Punk 8379Punk 2156Punk 5567Punk 0668Punk 7116Punk 5338Punk 0449Punk 0538Punk 1212Punk 4600Punk 5850Punk 6115

Bids

The average bid over the last year was 11.96 ETH ($18,034.44 USD).
The average currently open bid is 2.63 ETH ($3,957.97 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 2,770.03 ETH ($4,175,655.64 USD).
Showing most recent bids, click here to see all 1,055.

Punk 2140Punk 4464Punk 9280Punk 6915Punk 5234Punk 0000Punk 1210Punk 3281Punk 0863Punk 2889Punk 7674Punk 0281Punk 6043Punk 7920Punk 0549Punk 0721Punk 5622Punk 0888Punk 5990Punk 0044Punk 2393Punk 8833Punk 2730Punk 9668Punk 0329Punk 3056Punk 7571Punk 2702Punk 6110Punk 1586Punk 1397Punk 9205Punk 5204Punk 5761Punk 8700Punk 3569Punk 1839Punk 4268Punk 1649Punk 5171Punk 9468Punk 6153Punk 1265Punk 2551Punk 5123Punk 5242Punk 9291Punk 5360Punk 6622Punk 0055Punk 5230Punk 0311Punk 2998Punk 5050Punk 7647Punk 3092Punk 4552Punk 4662Punk 6162Punk 7163Punk 7822Punk 8258Punk 9961Punk 1371Punk 3511Punk 3943Punk 5486Punk 6969Punk 8325Punk 7677Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 3393Punk 1496Punk 1984Punk 2267Punk 2303Punk 2528Punk 2890Punk 3366Punk 3666Punk 3865Punk 4501Punk 4539Punk 4999Punk 5372Punk 5612Punk 5613Punk 6255Punk 8497Punk 9829Punk 9560Punk 8616Punk 2280Punk 4123Punk 0735Punk 1603Punk 1679Punk 1775Punk 4477Punk 5969Punk 6924Punk 7223Punk 7597Punk 8125Punk 8217Punk 8831Punk 9688Punk 3665Punk 7013

Sales

The average sale price of a punk over the last year is 9.91 ETH ($14,937.65 USD).
The total value of punks sold over the last year is 61,359.69 ETH ($92,496,041.07 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all 10,079.

Punk 2653Punk 6110Punk 5269Punk 2126Punk 7720Punk 1586Punk 0586Punk 3157Punk 7998Punk 9305Punk 2892Punk 8163Punk 0991Punk 4964Punk 2294Punk 1240Punk 8807Punk 3202Punk 8285Punk 4507Punk 6883Punk 6597Punk 8993Punk 9730Punk 2276Punk 3009Punk 4413Punk 7680Punk 7894Punk 3927Punk 9046Punk 3230Punk 2390Punk 4393Punk 1991Punk 3230Punk 3157Punk 2688Punk 4261Punk 9391Punk 3501Punk 3086Punk 7861Punk 5732Punk 6672Punk 3501Punk 0352Punk 9275Punk 0586Punk 5142Punk 9391Punk 6803Punk 1737Punk 7003Punk 3008Punk 1458Punk 5011Punk 8380Punk 9089Punk 4171Punk 3324Punk 7675Punk 4556Punk 4689Punk 1677Punk 6313Punk 8273Punk 7524Punk 3482Punk 2853Punk 3433Punk 5701Punk 4941Punk 0285Punk 3929Punk 6516Punk 7762Punk 9171Punk 9211Punk 0329Punk 6313Punk 8273Punk 0618Punk 9075Punk 8600Punk 8611Punk 8604Punk 8602Punk 8601Punk 0486Punk 8605Punk 1243Punk 8620Punk 1119Punk 2294Punk 8603Punk 8613Punk 8606Punk 8612Punk 8617Punk 6672Punk 6379Punk 9126Punk 6880Punk 3454Punk 0759Punk 3030Punk 7186Punk 6114Punk 5392

Wrapped

346 punks are "wrapped" for sale on ERC-721 markets, see wrappedpunks.com for more details.
Showing by punk number, click here to see all wrapped punks or view them on OpenSea.

Punk 0005Punk 0039Punk 0049Punk 0051Punk 0060Punk 0063Punk 0068Punk 0069Punk 0074Punk 0078Punk 0079Punk 0084Punk 0095Punk 0222Punk 0300Punk 0400Punk 0420Punk 0426Punk 0444Punk 0506Punk 0555Punk 0686Punk 0700Punk 0800Punk 0888Punk 0900Punk 0926Punk 0974Punk 0981Punk 0983Punk 0990Punk 0996Punk 0999Punk 1282Punk 1351Punk 1385Punk 1417Punk 1440Punk 1473Punk 1483Punk 1490Punk 1533Punk 1579Punk 1605Punk 1640Punk 1704Punk 1762Punk 1767Punk 1778Punk 1781Punk 1860Punk 1904Punk 1936Punk 2036Punk 2076Punk 2088Punk 2106Punk 2128Punk 2160Punk 2170Punk 2173Punk 2194Punk 2209Punk 2212Punk 2261Punk 2282Punk 2303Punk 2308Punk 2309Punk 2329Punk 2398Punk 2407Punk 2424Punk 2556Punk 2577Punk 2584Punk 2594Punk 2597Punk 2599Punk 2660Punk 2661Punk 2724Punk 2728Punk 2732Punk 2764Punk 2771Punk 2825Punk 2870Punk 2905Punk 2920Punk 2939Punk 2948Punk 2956Punk 2976Punk 2998Punk 2999Punk 3039Punk 3047Punk 3067Punk 3081Punk 3082Punk 3107Punk 3114Punk 3120Punk 3139Punk 3143Punk 3166Punk 3179Punk 3192Punk 3228

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 #8285 for 21.97 ETH ($33,118.46 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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