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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)
6,725
Average Sale Price (Last 12 Months)
11.23Ξ ($17,806)
Total Value of All Sales (Lifetime)
75.53KΞ ($120M)

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 15 seconds ago

Punk 7568
Bought for 21.99Ξ ($34,864)
Punk 2097
Offered for 69Ξ ($109,397)
Punk 1981
Bought for 16Ξ ($25,367)
Punk 7662
Offered for 19.49Ξ ($30,901)
Punk 7568
Offered for 21.99Ξ ($34,864)
Punk 9522
Offered for 100Ξ ($158,546)
Punk 7892
Bought for 43.50Ξ ($68,968)
Punk 9834
Offered for 25Ξ ($39,636)
Punk 8485
New bid of 16Ξ ($25,367)
Punk 4383
Offered for 39Ξ ($61,833)
Punk 8341
New bid of 14Ξ ($22,196)
Punk 2771
Offered for 16Ξ ($25,367)

For Sale

The lowest price punk currently for sale is 16 ETH ($25,367.36 USD).
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 966.

Punk 2771Punk 2308Punk 8341Punk 9228Punk 7876Punk 7662Punk 1385Punk 7678Punk 8429Punk 2790Punk 8143Punk 6517Punk 6830Punk 7809Punk 4303Punk 1521Punk 1585Punk 4295Punk 3834Punk 4402Punk 4077Punk 1003Punk 3599Punk 5582Punk 8208Punk 7003Punk 3853Punk 5894Punk 8351Punk 6676Punk 7073Punk 7837Punk 8385Punk 8519Punk 1829Punk 2489Punk 3561Punk 4814Punk 9673Punk 3419Punk 3771Punk 6211Punk 6653Punk 7159Punk 8116Punk 8497Punk 9665Punk 8095Punk 5399Punk 1693Punk 7075Punk 7103Punk 8834Punk 6956Punk 8591Punk 3097Punk 0668Punk 1970Punk 2860Punk 1375Punk 6757Punk 8485Punk 8504Punk 9103Punk 9351Punk 6803Punk 2937Punk 4968Punk 5996Punk 1224Punk 2971Punk 3987Punk 6217Punk 7591Punk 3804Punk 9436Punk 5567Punk 8604Punk 8542Punk 1613Punk 2832Punk 5275Punk 6878Punk 1007Punk 1269Punk 2211Punk 2542Punk 2871Punk 2931Punk 3226Punk 3408Punk 3615Punk 3652Punk 3989Punk 4187Punk 4265Punk 4540Punk 4957Punk 6131Punk 6713Punk 7349Punk 8464Punk 9025Punk 9225Punk 9834Punk 9900Punk 2366Punk 7667Punk 3218Punk 4841

Bids

The average bid over the last year was 14.69 ETH ($23,290.10 USD).
The average currently open bid is 3.43 ETH ($5,433.23 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 3,450.9 ETH ($5,471,264.09 USD).
Showing most recent bids, click here to see all 1,007.

Punk 7804Punk 6487Punk 2140Punk 6915Punk 2130Punk 9650Punk 2396Punk 6091Punk 3703Punk 9546Punk 9998Punk 9935Punk 0044Punk 9510Punk 3166Punk 3259Punk 4860Punk 5441Punk 5919Punk 7504Punk 9493Punk 0148Punk 1866Punk 1586Punk 4295Punk 8485Punk 2308Punk 6180Punk 9205Punk 8341Punk 2515Punk 8700Punk 5761Punk 6874Punk 8868Punk 8125Punk 6808Punk 0055Punk 4268Punk 1649Punk 9159Punk 5944Punk 2551Punk 3816Punk 4680Punk 4736Punk 5867Punk 6170Punk 8616Punk 8702Punk 5230Punk 5454Punk 0196Punk 2998Punk 3906Punk 4456Punk 7647Punk 0397Punk 4552Punk 8152Punk 2464Punk 3092Punk 4662Punk 6472Punk 7822Punk 8459Punk 9961Punk 1371Punk 3511Punk 7337Punk 8325Punk 3129Punk 5622Punk 6153Punk 2658Punk 1585Punk 6586Punk 3393Punk 0114Punk 1496Punk 1984Punk 2267Punk 2303Punk 2528Punk 3366Punk 3666Punk 3865Punk 4063Punk 4127Punk 4999Punk 5612Punk 5613Punk 6255Punk 7334Punk 9560Punk 2280Punk 4123Punk 0735Punk 1679Punk 4477Punk 5969Punk 6924Punk 7223Punk 7597Punk 8217Punk 8831Punk 9688Punk 3665Punk 7013Punk 7121

Sales

The average sale price of a punk over the last year is 11.23 ETH ($17,805.62 USD).
The total value of punks sold over the last year is 73,557.11 ETH ($116,621,845.11 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all 10,423.

Punk 7568Punk 1981Punk 7892Punk 1778Punk 7459Punk 8924Punk 8124Punk 8485Punk 3812Punk 1585Punk 1648Punk 4426Punk 2128Punk 7645Punk 7271Punk 7272Punk 5089Punk 0616Punk 7568Punk 3609Punk 4270Punk 7117Punk 7610Punk 3542Punk 8770Punk 9713Punk 6506Punk 6022Punk 7662Punk 1385Punk 6170Punk 2452Punk 4561Punk 1092Punk 7677Punk 9211Punk 3530Punk 2895Punk 6170Punk 0287Punk 4241Punk 7459Punk 9249Punk 7519Punk 3330Punk 7146Punk 8519Punk 4880Punk 9839Punk 8569Punk 8988Punk 3409Punk 7117Punk 0287Punk 6431Punk 5657Punk 3166Punk 7610Punk 5659Punk 2771Punk 1981Punk 2128Punk 7117Punk 7005Punk 1778Punk 1385Punk 4241Punk 8208Punk 5876Punk 8611Punk 0473Punk 4829Punk 9687Punk 3025Punk 7344Punk 4497Punk 7053Punk 0682Punk 0669Punk 1961Punk 9106Punk 3769Punk 1361Punk 5883Punk 8173Punk 6268Punk 2586Punk 5234Punk 4313Punk 7317Punk 6555Punk 7684Punk 8393Punk 5313Punk 1397Punk 8897Punk 5807Punk 5898Punk 0825Punk 0318Punk 1147Punk 2572Punk 8191Punk 9070Punk 3824Punk 2730Punk 7342Punk 5428Punk 7290Punk 2213

Wrapped

329 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 0700Punk 0800Punk 0888Punk 0900Punk 0926Punk 0974Punk 0981Punk 0983Punk 0990Punk 0996Punk 0999Punk 1282Punk 1350Punk 1351Punk 1392Punk 1417Punk 1440Punk 1473Punk 1483Punk 1533Punk 1579Punk 1605Punk 1640Punk 1704Punk 1762Punk 1767Punk 1781Punk 1860Punk 1936Punk 2023Punk 2036Punk 2076Punk 2088Punk 2106Punk 2160Punk 2170Punk 2173Punk 2194Punk 2209Punk 2212Punk 2261Punk 2282Punk 2303Punk 2309Punk 2329Punk 2398Punk 2407Punk 2424Punk 2556Punk 2577Punk 2584Punk 2594Punk 2597Punk 2599Punk 2639Punk 2660Punk 2661Punk 2724Punk 2728Punk 2732Punk 2764Punk 2825Punk 2870Punk 2880Punk 2905Punk 2907Punk 2920Punk 2939Punk 2948Punk 2956Punk 2976Punk 2986Punk 2998Punk 2999Punk 3039Punk 3047Punk 3067Punk 3081Punk 3082Punk 3107Punk 3114Punk 3120Punk 3139Punk 3143Punk 3179Punk 3192Punk 3228Punk 3306Punk 3327

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 #2771 for 16 ETH ($25,367.36 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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