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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, Christie's of London and The New York Times. Inspiration for the Ethereum ERC-721 standard that powers most digital art and collectibles.

What you see above are the 10,000 unique "CryptoPunks" in a map-like interface. 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 on the Ethereum marketplace contract. 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
2350.1Ξ ($491,640.81)
Total Value of All Sales
718.72Ξ ($150,355.75)
Average Sale Price
0.36Ξ ($74.95)

Recent Transactions
Updated 29 seconds ago

Punk 4821
New bid of 0.12Ξ ($25.10)
Punk 4810
Bought for 0.14Ξ ($29.29)
Punk 0744
New bid of 0.3Ξ ($62.76)
Punk 9652
New bid of 0.2Ξ ($41.84)
Punk 3015
New bid of 0.35Ξ ($73.22)
Punk 2914
New bid of 0.2Ξ ($41.84)
Punk 9920
New bid of 0.4Ξ ($83.68)
Punk 6051
New bid of 0.09Ξ ($18.83)
Punk 7758
Offered for 0.29Ξ ($60.67)
Punk 3312
Bought for 0.13Ξ ($27.20)
Punk 4672
Bought for 0.14Ξ ($30.33)
Punk 4489
Bought for 0.14Ξ ($29.29)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 1066.

Punk 4476Punk 6140Punk 6271Punk 6594Punk 6664Punk 8348Punk 8429Punk 8503Punk 8511Punk 4055Punk 4157Punk 4249Punk 6354Punk 6363Punk 6638Punk 6676Punk 8062Punk 8214Punk 4068Punk 4395Punk 4405Punk 6392Punk 6487Punk 6771Punk 7911Punk 4014Punk 4256Punk 6483Punk 6592Punk 6705Punk 6743Punk 7930Punk 7939Punk 7989Punk 8108Punk 8178Punk 4123Punk 4175Punk 4241Punk 6384Punk 6420Punk 4303Punk 6142Punk 6152Punk 6227Punk 6596Punk 6654Punk 6711Punk 6730Punk 4140Punk 4219Punk 4277Punk 4306Punk 4402Punk 6506Punk 8004Punk 4125Punk 4342Punk 4379Punk 6397Punk 6531Punk 6616Punk 6748Punk 7931Punk 8209Punk 8229Punk 8249Punk 8376Punk 4225Punk 4315Punk 6195Punk 6226Punk 6453Punk 6474Punk 6557Punk 6597Punk 6651Punk 6691Punk 7924Punk 0001Punk 2269Punk 2280Punk 2292Punk 2398Punk 2587Punk 2661Punk 2850Punk 2888Punk 2982Punk 3222Punk 4223Punk 4262Punk 2230Punk 2260Punk 2306Punk 2406Punk 2529Punk 2538Punk 2580Punk 3002Punk 3253Punk 2687Punk 2898Punk 2929Punk 2969Punk 2999Punk 3207Punk 3247Punk 2290Punk 2410

Bids

The current average bid is 0.11 ETH ($23.38 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 144.7 ETH ($30,270.81 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1295.

Punk 0000Punk 3307Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 1050Punk 7756Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 0002Punk 2424Punk 6649Punk 6586Punk 5066Punk 4178Punk 2484Punk 1190Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 8105Punk 2329Punk 5056Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 1759Punk 7763Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 4638Punk 8906Punk 9999Punk 9650Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 1821Punk 2180Punk 6801Punk 0226Punk 9920Punk 6513Punk 1637Punk 2494Punk 9235Punk 4472Punk 8493Punk 9064Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 1000Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 3015Punk 4250Punk 1684Punk 2276Punk 5347Punk 3503Punk 6288Punk 9028Punk 7670Punk 3096Punk 8733Punk 2889Punk 3105Punk 6345Punk 5524Punk 4677Punk 2613Punk 9844Punk 5407Punk 9832Punk 3757Punk 7352Punk 1496Punk 4393Punk 9129Punk 1470Punk 8426Punk 1669Punk 5719Punk 8750Punk 9446Punk 8349Punk 3176Punk 2394Punk 8842Punk 6264Punk 3556Punk 8364Punk 0744Punk 4627Punk 4405Punk 9619Punk 1492Punk 2578Punk 1055Punk 2147Punk 7914Punk 8865Punk 9145Punk 5550Punk 2488Punk 4786Punk 1483Punk 9803Punk 7846Punk 5924Punk 9829

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.36 ETH ($74.95 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 718.72 ETH ($150,355.75 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 4810Punk 3312Punk 4672Punk 4489Punk 3205Punk 3365Punk 2849Punk 2785Punk 2832Punk 3286Punk 3269Punk 3239Punk 1646Punk 2787Punk 3268Punk 3278Punk 3270Punk 3266Punk 3185Punk 3219Punk 5062Punk 2674Punk 3783Punk 4014Punk 7758Punk 1092Punk 5075Punk 3070Punk 2830Punk 7284Punk 7181Punk 3388Punk 3414Punk 8301Punk 4499Punk 9565Punk 8060Punk 4533Punk 8729Punk 9351Punk 4479Punk 2102Punk 1555Punk 4800Punk 8267Punk 4482Punk 4057Punk 2595Punk 3638Punk 2565Punk 2040Punk 3374Punk 3767Punk 5751Punk 7112Punk 2088Punk 2966Punk 3046Punk 6692Punk 4864Punk 2996Punk 3193Punk 6439Punk 3752Punk 4486Punk 4484Punk 2457Punk 4487Punk 4425Punk 2535Punk 8562Punk 9665Punk 9913Punk 6672Punk 8971Punk 5230Punk 8234Punk 5949Punk 2055Punk 1539Punk 2760Punk 4640Punk 9706Punk 1127Punk 6704Punk 9619Punk 3094Punk 9005Punk 5715Punk 9252Punk 1585Punk 7261Punk 9910Punk 8894Punk 2458Punk 6956Punk 1638Punk 9610Punk 4838Punk 2198Punk 8458Punk 2867Punk 9317Punk 4330Punk 2379Punk 4156Punk 3228Punk 4024Punk 9787Punk 8433

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 #4476 for 0.42 ETH ($87.86 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.