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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 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
2.77KΞ ($753.01K)
Total Value of All Sales
1.14KΞ ($309.46K)
Average Sale Price
0.43Ξ ($115.77)

News

Currently showing at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany as part of the Open Codes Exhibition
Until June 2, 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
Currently showing 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 6150
Offered for 0.95Ξ ($258.43)
Punk 3623
New bid of 1Ξ ($272.03)
Punk 4803
New bid of 0.50Ξ ($136.01)
Punk 5272
New bid of 0.50Ξ ($136.01)
Punk 5898
New bid of 0.50Ξ ($136.01)
Punk 8403
New bid of 0.50Ξ ($136.01)
Punk 7999
New bid of 0.50Ξ ($136.01)
Punk 4009
Offered for 0.69Ξ ($187.70)
Punk 9938
Offered for 0.80Ξ ($217.62)
Punk 3184
Offered for 0.80Ξ ($217.62)
Punk 1338
Offered for 10Ξ ($2.72K)
Punk 7898
New bid of 1.50Ξ ($408.04)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 884.

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Bids

The current average bid is 0.13 ETH ($34.83 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 156.34 ETH ($42,528.86 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1221.

Punk 0641Punk 9368Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 7898Punk 8146Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 0002Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 6649Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 4178Punk 3623Punk 6801Punk 9878Punk 8888Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3896Punk 8870Punk 8886Punk 0420Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 6513Punk 4638Punk 2218Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 0014Punk 0721Punk 1261Punk 1353Punk 1712Punk 2845Punk 4803Punk 5116Punk 5233Punk 5272Punk 5898Punk 6051Punk 6183Punk 6408Punk 7999Punk 8403Punk 8909Punk 9999Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 1821Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 7403Punk 8967Punk 9920Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 9064Punk 8719Punk 9030Punk 1000Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 0950Punk 3015Punk 6954Punk 9873Punk 1684Punk 2276Punk 5347Punk 2889Punk 3096Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 8733Punk 9028Punk 2613Punk 9844Punk 1470Punk 1496Punk 1669Punk 2394Punk 3176Punk 3757Punk 4393

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.43 ETH ($115.77 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 1,137.58 ETH ($309,456.12 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 7421Punk 5644Punk 3431Punk 5851Punk 3185Punk 6809Punk 7933Punk 8934Punk 1802Punk 9652Punk 6324Punk 3589Punk 4338Punk 5583Punk 7534Punk 8190Punk 6183Punk 4662Punk 9253Punk 0950Punk 8130Punk 6470Punk 9229Punk 2406Punk 2136Punk 8719Punk 4488Punk 9873Punk 2587Punk 6282Punk 2957Punk 0998Punk 7204Punk 9101Punk 4179Punk 3762Punk 9618Punk 3353Punk 5960Punk 4971Punk 2898Punk 9219Punk 7036Punk 3338Punk 4240Punk 7234Punk 4639Punk 6613Punk 3812Punk 3649Punk 8431Punk 2695Punk 6587Punk 5689Punk 7580Punk 9560Punk 6640Punk 2115Punk 7371Punk 3219Punk 2590Punk 8275Punk 3442Punk 5580Punk 4890Punk 9710Punk 5912Punk 7392Punk 9751Punk 3397Punk 8835Punk 3326Punk 2768Punk 3585Punk 6921Punk 8267Punk 3705Punk 1477Punk 3307Punk 1870Punk 8401Punk 3681Punk 9465Punk 7569Punk 6581Punk 7516Punk 3015Punk 9514Punk 6550Punk 7423Punk 3894Punk 8195Punk 5176Punk 2764Punk 9203Punk 2614Punk 6639Punk 1338Punk 9693Punk 7019Punk 6892Punk 7807Punk 6638Punk 8584Punk 5078Punk 4035Punk 8800Punk 5195Punk 5411Punk 9420

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 #510 for 19.5 ETH ($5,304.58 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.