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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
5.16KΞ ($2.25M)
Total Value of All Sales
4.06KΞ ($1.77M)
Average Sale Price
0.88Ξ ($382)

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 41 seconds ago

Punk 3044
Offered for 1.15Ξ ($501)
Punk 6581
Offered for 9.99Ξ ($4,356)
Punk 3595
New bid of 1.10Ξ ($480)
Punk 3187
New bid of 1.10Ξ ($480)
Punk 2164
New bid of 1.10Ξ ($480)
Punk 2581
Bought for 1.60Ξ ($698)
Punk 3455
Offered for 1Ξ ($436)
Punk 4477
Offered for 0.85Ξ ($371)
Punk 2582
Bought for 1Ξ ($436)
Punk 2424
New bid of 12Ξ ($5,233)
Punk 0008
New bid of 2.15Ξ ($938)
Punk 3199
Bought for 0.90Ξ ($392)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 837.

Punk 0273Punk 0294Punk 0322Punk 0426Punk 0506Punk 0610Punk 0777Punk 0861Punk 0950Punk 0998Punk 1029Punk 1068Punk 1071Punk 1094Punk 1113Punk 1156Punk 1180Punk 1215Punk 1234Punk 1238Punk 1335Punk 1349Punk 1351Punk 1353Punk 1360Punk 1407Punk 1417Punk 1425Punk 1435Punk 1436Punk 1437Punk 1440Punk 1458Punk 1462Punk 1512Punk 1590Punk 1625Punk 1683Punk 1704Punk 1712Punk 1743Punk 1773Punk 1782Punk 1784Punk 1814Punk 1825Punk 1841Punk 1860Punk 1864Punk 1881Punk 1883Punk 1891Punk 1932Punk 1934Punk 1956Punk 2010Punk 2017Punk 2043Punk 2044Punk 2045Punk 2054Punk 2057Punk 2080Punk 2094Punk 2106Punk 2121Punk 2122Punk 2125Punk 2128Punk 2129Punk 2135Punk 2142Punk 2165Punk 2168Punk 2173Punk 2177Punk 2181Punk 2194Punk 2200Punk 2202Punk 2210Punk 2223Punk 2228Punk 2243Punk 2256Punk 2259Punk 2261Punk 2280Punk 2287Punk 2289Punk 2291Punk 2292Punk 2302Punk 2303Punk 2326Punk 2339Punk 2342Punk 2351Punk 2368Punk 2374Punk 2377Punk 2396Punk 2398Punk 2404Punk 2410Punk 2424Punk 2442Punk 2460Punk 2469Punk 2471

Bids

The current average bid is 0.16 ETH ($68.40 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 158.89 ETH ($69,285.47 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1013.

Punk 2424Punk 3704Punk 2857Punk 9961Punk 5398Punk 3092Punk 3891Punk 2181Punk 2164Punk 3187Punk 3595Punk 7977Punk 1274Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 2303Punk 2304Punk 3100Punk 3366Punk 3399Punk 3666Punk 4602Punk 4999Punk 5182Punk 5612Punk 7087Punk 8927Punk 9205Punk 9479Punk 9878Punk 8365Punk 3543Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3896Punk 0593Punk 0735Punk 1371Punk 1579Punk 1603Punk 1679Punk 1775Punk 2426Punk 3039Punk 3340Punk 4176Punk 4393Punk 4477Punk 5969Punk 5978Punk 6764Punk 6924Punk 7597Punk 8125Punk 8217Punk 8630Punk 8779Punk 8831Punk 9688Punk 9926Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 7013Punk 3407Punk 4638Punk 8817Punk 7282Punk 5171Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 1102Punk 1118Punk 1963Punk 5116Punk 7425Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 3665Punk 0226Punk 1034Punk 1878Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 4827Punk 8967Punk 9768Punk 9965Punk 2494Punk 4472Punk 9064Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 9873Punk 2276Punk 2889Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.88 ETH ($381.65 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 4,058.54 ETH ($1,769,724.89 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 2581Punk 2582Punk 3199Punk 7087Punk 7967Punk 3779Punk 3448Punk 3572Punk 8238Punk 5938Punk 4960Punk 8927Punk 2777Punk 3295Punk 9361Punk 5969Punk 6976Punk 2785Punk 3355Punk 7421Punk 7543Punk 5004Punk 3104Punk 9155Punk 8188Punk 3104Punk 9343Punk 8543Punk 8327Punk 7571Punk 3879Punk 7608Punk 6169Punk 4166Punk 3499Punk 1548Punk 9561Punk 5272Punk 7968Punk 4540Punk 7049Punk 1812Punk 9465Punk 3013Punk 3905Punk 1617Punk 7598Punk 9040Punk 7931Punk 2998Punk 4416Punk 5876Punk 4871Punk 7313Punk 5011Punk 9126Punk 8903Punk 4209Punk 7257Punk 1469Punk 3259Punk 3677Punk 3366Punk 1458Punk 9931Punk 7954Punk 5324Punk 7254Punk 7516Punk 8919Punk 5557Punk 4240Punk 4238Punk 5522Punk 4999Punk 8831Punk 9040Punk 8919Punk 3771Punk 5561Punk 8716Punk 4340Punk 9791Punk 6295Punk 2785Punk 3766Punk 9690Punk 2303Punk 2154Punk 8824Punk 1403Punk 4171Punk 3330Punk 3295Punk 7967Punk 4924Punk 5153Punk 8326Punk 7930Punk 7631Punk 9781Punk 5555Punk 5974Punk 4140Punk 3563Punk 5518Punk 9042Punk 7509Punk 7347Punk 2660

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 #273 for 4 ETH ($1,744.20 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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