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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

Number of Sales (Last 12 Months)
4,204
Average Sale Price (Last 12 Months)
3.86Ξ ($1,964)
Total Value of All Sales (Lifetime)
16.23KΞ ($8.26M)

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 7012
Offered for 10Ξ ($5,089)
Punk 3914
Offered for 4.50Ξ ($2,290)
Punk 7131
Offered for 14Ξ ($7,124)
Punk 7160
New bid of 2.90Ξ ($1,476)
Punk 1624
New bid of 3Ξ ($1,527)
Punk 3179
Offered for 7Ξ ($3,562)
Punk 9647
Offered for 6Ξ ($3,053)
Punk 9924
Offered for 6Ξ ($3,053)
Punk 5672
Offered for 6Ξ ($3,053)
Punk 1369
Offered for 6Ξ ($3,053)
Punk 3853
Offered for 7Ξ ($3,562)
Punk 3125
Offered for 7Ξ ($3,562)

For Sale

The lowest price punk currently for sale is 3.15 ETH ($1,602.88 USD).
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 648.

Punk 8490Punk 1524Punk 8655Punk 7005Punk 7178Punk 1904Punk 7160Punk 1242Punk 2129Punk 3080Punk 4866Punk 4915Punk 4994Punk 5558Punk 5733Punk 6079Punk 1908Punk 4068Punk 3914Punk 3199Punk 3780Punk 8817Punk 4592Punk 5367Punk 3161Punk 1812Punk 3439Punk 3561Punk 5564Punk 5876Punk 8279Punk 8861Punk 3549Punk 2194Punk 4528Punk 6710Punk 2378Punk 2937Punk 2184Punk 2928Punk 5404Punk 5792Punk 6160Punk 6588Punk 5581Punk 2738Punk 7472Punk 0965Punk 8571Punk 7564Punk 4011Punk 5932Punk 7087Punk 8824Punk 2390Punk 8107Punk 3312Punk 2141Punk 2929Punk 3946Punk 5514Punk 8302Punk 9162Punk 1275Punk 1334Punk 1369Punk 1594Punk 2790Punk 3330Punk 3404Punk 3530Punk 4053Punk 4497Punk 4809Punk 5560Punk 5672Punk 5909Punk 6059Punk 6268Punk 6302Punk 6424Punk 6828Punk 6918Punk 7431Punk 7552Punk 7705Punk 7718Punk 7808Punk 8247Punk 8262Punk 8427Punk 8518Punk 8681Punk 8897Punk 9030Punk 9179Punk 9226Punk 9647Punk 9717Punk 9924Punk 4609Punk 5829Punk 1521Punk 6536Punk 5144Punk 1160Punk 5830Punk 9337Punk 1849Punk 2313

Bids

The average bid over the last year was 4.66 ETH ($2,371.63 USD).
The average currently open bid is 0.27 ETH ($138.60 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 271.56 ETH ($138,183.76 USD).
Showing most recent bids, click here to see all 997.

Punk 0198Punk 5761Punk 4264Punk 4015Punk 0721Punk 4850Punk 3800Punk 7132Punk 3166Punk 1242Punk 1624Punk 7160Punk 9042Punk 9495Punk 8666Punk 8740Punk 3092Punk 4034Punk 4552Punk 4662Punk 5354Punk 5976Punk 6162Punk 7822Punk 9522Punk 9961Punk 8320Punk 5135Punk 7407Punk 9311Punk 6565Punk 2117Punk 9295Punk 5794Punk 3946Punk 6079Punk 8458Punk 4105Punk 9881Punk 2132Punk 3490Punk 4491Punk 2554Punk 2969Punk 3364Punk 1369Punk 6699Punk 1274Punk 7828Punk 9662Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 2303Punk 3366Punk 3666Punk 4228Punk 4999Punk 5182Punk 5384Punk 5449Punk 5612Punk 7732Punk 3578Punk 3334Punk 2860Punk 5644Punk 8065Punk 9560Punk 3332Punk 3338Punk 3162Punk 4961Punk 5733Punk 8800Punk 3543Punk 3797Punk 4815Punk 2280Punk 9180Punk 7371Punk 4123Punk 9502Punk 9159Punk 8677Punk 0593Punk 0735Punk 1371Punk 1579Punk 1603Punk 1679Punk 1775Punk 3340Punk 4176Punk 4393Punk 4477Punk 5969Punk 5978Punk 6924Punk 7597Punk 8125Punk 8217Punk 8630Punk 8779Punk 8831Punk 9688Punk 6965Punk 0072Punk 9622

Sales

The average sale price of a punk over the last year is 3.86 ETH ($1,964.09 USD).
The total value of punks sold over the last year is 14,864.14 ETH ($7,563,616.34 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all 7,356.

Punk 4699Punk 4326Punk 9947Punk 4262Punk 7238Punk 3759Punk 2905Punk 4036Punk 8490Punk 1369Punk 3853Punk 3125Punk 5672Punk 9924Punk 9647Punk 3179Punk 5279Punk 5209Punk 4660Punk 5564Punk 2242Punk 6536Punk 7911Punk 5720Punk 8900Punk 8488Punk 3914Punk 6485Punk 4112Punk 3139Punk 7131Punk 7812Punk 9153Punk 2476Punk 2881Punk 1797Punk 7740Punk 3049Punk 5690Punk 7996Punk 4699Punk 5823Punk 6638Punk 1773Punk 7744Punk 1084Punk 1845Punk 6531Punk 4851Punk 6458Punk 3879Punk 5412Punk 6704Punk 4868Punk 4452Punk 8845Punk 1703Punk 5287Punk 3699Punk 3658Punk 2390Punk 6230Punk 7505Punk 5402Punk 2924Punk 9381Punk 9669Punk 1932Punk 1785Punk 6598Punk 7034Punk 5837Punk 3711Punk 3056Punk 7744Punk 3711Punk 2860Punk 6411Punk 5065Punk 5209Punk 2484Punk 6412Punk 2920Punk 2998Punk 6125Punk 9675Punk 6654Punk 5590Punk 4201Punk 3166Punk 3856Punk 4912Punk 7836Punk 7827Punk 5702Punk 5354Punk 1417Punk 5285Punk 7326Punk 7486Punk 8091Punk 6762Punk 7305Punk 8970Punk 6686Punk 6705Punk 8919Punk 6197Punk 6662Punk 9117

Wrapped

371 punks are "wrapped" for sale on ERC-721 markets, see wrappedpunks.com for more details.
Showing by punk number, click here to see all wrapped punks or view them on OpenSea.

Punk 0426Punk 0506Punk 0610Punk 0926Punk 0981Punk 1238Punk 1351Punk 1360Punk 1385Punk 1512Punk 1589Punk 1667Punk 1690Punk 1743Punk 1762Punk 1767Punk 1769Punk 1770Punk 1778Punk 1788Punk 1791Punk 1808Punk 1814Punk 1830Punk 1833Punk 1845Punk 1852Punk 1853Punk 1860Punk 2036Punk 2088Punk 2106Punk 2111Punk 2135Punk 2153Punk 2160Punk 2168Punk 2170Punk 2172Punk 2177Punk 2217Punk 2223Punk 2235Punk 2238Punk 2261Punk 2282Punk 2291Punk 2303Punk 2308Punk 2317Punk 2388Punk 2404Punk 2407Punk 2457Punk 2481Punk 2483Punk 2501Punk 2556Punk 2557Punk 2577Punk 2586Punk 2597Punk 2614Punk 2660Punk 2661Punk 2728Punk 2732Punk 2733Punk 2744Punk 2758Punk 2762Punk 2771Punk 2817Punk 2819Punk 2825Punk 2862Punk 2907Punk 2920Punk 2944Punk 2948Punk 2956Punk 2970Punk 2971Punk 2976Punk 2982Punk 2986Punk 2998Punk 3039Punk 3047Punk 3067Punk 3081Punk 3114Punk 3120Punk 3143Punk 3192Punk 3226Punk 3228Punk 3234Punk 3238Punk 3261Punk 3306Punk 3320Punk 3327Punk 3341Punk 3353Punk 3433Punk 3474Punk 3482Punk 3490Punk 3497

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 #8490 for 3.15 ETH ($1,602.88 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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