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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

Estimated Market Cap
3.34KΞ ($433,207)
Total Value of All Sales
2KΞ ($259,655)
Average Sale Price
0.54Ξ ($70)

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 59 seconds ago

Punk 9561
Transferred to 0x3f7dd0
Punk 5321
Transferred to 0x18fc28
Punk 6322
Bought for 0.50Ξ ($65)
Punk 2080
Bought for 0.50Ξ ($65)
Punk 6322
Offered for 0.50Ξ ($65)
Punk 2080
Offered for 0.50Ξ ($65)
Punk 7750
Offered for 1.40Ξ ($181)
Punk 4662
Offered for 2.25Ξ ($292)
Punk 4338
Offered for 2.45Ξ ($317)
Punk 3938
Offered for 2Ξ ($259)
Punk 3851
Offered for 2Ξ ($259)
Punk 3373
Offered for 2.25Ξ ($292)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 843.

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Bids

The current average bid is 0.13 ETH ($17.10 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 146.13 ETH ($18,933.52 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1107.

Punk 6515Punk 2857Punk 3015Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 1274Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 6649Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 0721Punk 3100Punk 6801Punk 8888Punk 9878Punk 8365Punk 4310Punk 3543Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3896Punk 7777Punk 3039Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2645Punk 2844Punk 7013Punk 3407Punk 4638Punk 9697Punk 2000Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 0014Punk 1102Punk 1111Punk 1963Punk 2410Punk 3333Punk 4444Punk 5116Punk 5233Punk 5555Punk 6051Punk 6863Punk 8781Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 4827Punk 7403Punk 8967Punk 9768Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 1846Punk 6281Punk 9064Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 2897Punk 8424Punk 9873Punk 0950Punk 2276Punk 2889Punk 3096Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 9028Punk 2613Punk 9844Punk 1470Punk 1496Punk 1669Punk 2394Punk 3176Punk 3757Punk 4393Punk 5407Punk 5719Punk 7352Punk 8750Punk 9129

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.54 ETH ($69.54 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 2,003.97 ETH ($259,654.89 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 6322Punk 2080Punk 3247Punk 3185Punk 7750Punk 7750Punk 3407Punk 1784Punk 9160Punk 9910Punk 3778Punk 5698Punk 3223Punk 5992Punk 2629Punk 7472Punk 2209Punk 7869Punk 6786Punk 4804Punk 1324Punk 7368Punk 4241Punk 2135Punk 2113Punk 4882Punk 8905Punk 4253Punk 2469Punk 7181Punk 1833Punk 6024Punk 6423Punk 9008Punk 2451Punk 6411Punk 7051Punk 8130Punk 0998Punk 4020Punk 2855Punk 3711Punk 3056Punk 7744Punk 7034Punk 4201Punk 9697Punk 3471Punk 6134Punk 2670Punk 6439Punk 8216Punk 3722Punk 6863Punk 7245Punk 2151Punk 4427Punk 5916Punk 7054Punk 2663Punk 7503Punk 3149Punk 7200Punk 3671Punk 3964Punk 7705Punk 7019Punk 3845Punk 3173Punk 2788Punk 7484Punk 3663Punk 6557Punk 7158Punk 9316Punk 4306Punk 7889Punk 3364Punk 5782Punk 2750Punk 2329Punk 5321Punk 2043Punk 9644Punk 7811Punk 4225Punk 2863Punk 3799Punk 6494Punk 7910Punk 4631Punk 3545Punk 8509Punk 8571Punk 7558Punk 6665Punk 1244Punk 9447Punk 7142Punk 8918Punk 3268Punk 4594Punk 5149Punk 9683Punk 2661Punk 5544Punk 8130Punk 7035Punk 6900Punk 1338

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 #1 for 349 ETH ($45,219.93 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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