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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
2.64KΞ ($407.87K)
Total Value of All Sales
996.59Ξ ($153.91K)
Average Sale Price
0.40Ξ ($62.54)

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 8187
New bid of 0.75Ξ ($115.83)
Punk 4226
Transferred to 0x628101
Punk 2883
Bought for 0.50Ξ ($77.22)
Punk 9358
Offered for 0.70Ξ ($108.11)
Punk 9253
Offered for 0.70Ξ ($108.11)
Punk 8719
Offered for 0.70Ξ ($108.11)
Punk 6626
Offered for 0.70Ξ ($108.11)
Punk 9187
New bid of 0.10Ξ ($15.44)
Punk 8300
Bought for 0.70Ξ ($108.11)
Punk 2088
Offered for 0.34Ξ ($52.51)
Punk 8974
New bid of 0.40Ξ ($61.78)
Punk 1842
Bought for 0.34Ξ ($52.51)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 973.

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Bids

The current average bid is 0.12 ETH ($19.03 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 152.45 ETH ($23,544.08 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1237.

Punk 0641Punk 9368Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 6581Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 0002Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 6649Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 4178Punk 3582Punk 7457Punk 7482Punk 9878Punk 2329Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3896Punk 8187Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 4638Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 0014Punk 5233Punk 6183Punk 8195Punk 9999Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 2883Punk 1821Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 6801Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 2132Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 7403Punk 8967Punk 8974Punk 9920Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 8493Punk 9064Punk 1000Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 3015Punk 3280Punk 6150Punk 8275Punk 9021Punk 9953Punk 1684Punk 2276Punk 5347Punk 2889Punk 3096Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 8733Punk 9028Punk 2613Punk 9844Punk 1470Punk 1496Punk 1669Punk 2394Punk 3176Punk 3757Punk 4393Punk 5407Punk 5719Punk 7352Punk 8349Punk 8426Punk 8750Punk 9129Punk 9446Punk 9832Punk 0698Punk 0721Punk 0744

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.4 ETH ($62.54 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 996.59 ETH ($153,913.82 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 2883Punk 8300Punk 1842Punk 4428Punk 9461Punk 3922Punk 5777Punk 1062Punk 4414Punk 6926Punk 7534Punk 3177Punk 9644Punk 8250Punk 9060Punk 6557Punk 4989Punk 4920Punk 6435Punk 8487Punk 9175Punk 2854Punk 9193Punk 9149Punk 3592Punk 1860Punk 9458Punk 2457Punk 5939Punk 5637Punk 8214Punk 5958Punk 2177Punk 9939Punk 8904Punk 8028Punk 6420Punk 3543Punk 9794Punk 5308Punk 3651Punk 3832Punk 7933Punk 9295Punk 2862Punk 7822Punk 3318Punk 5384Punk 3844Punk 4342Punk 4806Punk 6425Punk 7927Punk 6523Punk 1362Punk 3120Punk 3039Punk 8511Punk 7465Punk 3416Punk 2942Punk 7156Punk 5471Punk 9514Punk 8431Punk 7011Punk 4526Punk 5674Punk 8562Punk 4050Punk 0001Punk 8752Punk 3760Punk 7945Punk 9938Punk 2534Punk 8065Punk 7245Punk 9775Punk 8253Punk 3389Punk 2141Punk 8910Punk 8387Punk 2935Punk 9861Punk 8750Punk 0719Punk 6921Punk 2754Punk 2149Punk 2151Punk 1398Punk 1416Punk 1256Punk 2043Punk 9407Punk 7715Punk 3165Punk 7993Punk 9407Punk 4991Punk 0460Punk 6216Punk 8851Punk 0949Punk 8994Punk 6575Punk 2478Punk 5420

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 #641 for 225 ETH ($34,749.00 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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