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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
3.61KΞ ($574,713)
Total Value of All Sales
1.86KΞ ($296,116)
Average Sale Price
0.52Ξ ($82)

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 57 seconds ago

Punk 2093
New bid of 0.40Ξ ($64)
Punk 9707
New bid of 0.35Ξ ($56)
Punk 6886
Offered for 1.05Ξ ($167)
Punk 2043
Offered for 0.66Ξ ($105)
Punk 4631
Offered for 0.95Ξ ($151)
Punk 0643
New bid of 0.06Ξ ($10)
Punk 0285
New bid of 0.11Ξ ($17)
Punk 0222
New bid of 0.06Ξ ($10)
Punk 0143
New bid of 6.50Ξ ($1,034)
Punk 0744
New bid of 5Ξ ($795)
Punk 0007
New bid of 5.50Ξ ($875)
Punk 0007
New bid of 5Ξ ($795)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 770.

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Bids

The current average bid is 0.21 ETH ($32.76 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 238.13 ETH ($37,866.74 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1156.

Punk 6487Punk 2329Punk 6515Punk 1260Punk 0143Punk 0007Punk 0008Punk 0009Punk 0744Punk 6704Punk 4218Punk 0048Punk 0420Punk 2857Punk 3015Punk 7946Punk 9368Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 0455Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 6649Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 0721Punk 1338Punk 3100Punk 6801Punk 7787Punk 8888Punk 9241Punk 9878Punk 8365Punk 3543Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3571Punk 3896Punk 7777Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2645Punk 2844Punk 4467Punk 8946Punk 4638Punk 1833Punk 2000Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 0014Punk 1102Punk 1111Punk 1963Punk 2410Punk 3333Punk 3858Punk 4444Punk 4593Punk 4748Punk 5116Punk 5233Punk 5555Punk 6051Punk 6863Punk 8781Punk 9244Punk 9467Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 2093Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 7403Punk 8967Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 1846Punk 6281Punk 9064Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 2897Punk 8424Punk 9707Punk 9873Punk 0950Punk 2276Punk 2889Punk 3096Punk 3105

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.52 ETH ($82.19 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 1,862.13 ETH ($296,115.56 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 6523Punk 6523Punk 3156Punk 3104Punk 6122Punk 6007Punk 8616Punk 1650Punk 7034Punk 6528Punk 9655Punk 9683Punk 4494Punk 5421Punk 6451Punk 7281Punk 6397Punk 1509Punk 3754Punk 9555Punk 4912Punk 4554Punk 3336Punk 7013Punk 3207Punk 7836Punk 5535Punk 5702Punk 8903Punk 2351Punk 1417Punk 7486Punk 7827Punk 5522Punk 7908Punk 5149Punk 6786Punk 9929Punk 6220Punk 4021Punk 5314Punk 3563Punk 6523Punk 8395Punk 2280Punk 6580Punk 9716Punk 9094Punk 6354Punk 6975Punk 9089Punk 5974Punk 6975Punk 7472Punk 5320Punk 3832Punk 8061Punk 8584Punk 2579Punk 5229Punk 4329Punk 9678Punk 9461Punk 6993Punk 4977Punk 8835Punk 1030Punk 6281Punk 9228Punk 5075Punk 9722Punk 2423Punk 4608Punk 2873Punk 5919Punk 9884Punk 8095Punk 4660Punk 2819Punk 2490Punk 6583Punk 4633Punk 7861Punk 6676Punk 3384Punk 5209Punk 6886Punk 8216Punk 9229Punk 5471Punk 3711Punk 5727Punk 8298Punk 7012Punk 5613Punk 2898Punk 7868Punk 1462Punk 8819Punk 8046Punk 9316Punk 2377Punk 3766Punk 2942Punk 4146Punk 9828Punk 7338Punk 3841Punk 9561Punk 5782

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 #169 for 11.69 ETH ($1,858.94 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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