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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
2.82KΞ ($407.84K)
Total Value of All Sales
1.38KΞ ($198.91K)
Average Sale Price
0.43Ξ ($62.53)

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 1 minute ago

Punk 0721
New bid of 0.60Ξ ($86.78)
Punk 9461
Offered for 1.55Ξ ($224.19)
Punk 8903
New bid of 0.26Ξ ($37.61)
Punk 7843
New bid of 0.27Ξ ($39.05)
Punk 6036
Bought for 0.55Ξ ($79.55)
Punk 2136
Offered for 0.45Ξ ($65.09)
Punk 9458
Offered for 0.37Ξ ($53.52)
Punk 9458
Bought for 0.35Ξ ($50.62)
Punk 4637
Bought for 0.45Ξ ($65.09)
Punk 2397
Bought for 0.45Ξ ($65.09)
Punk 4486
Bought for 0.37Ξ ($53.52)
Punk 9458
Offered for 0.35Ξ ($50.62)

For Sale
Showing most recent offers, click here to see all 960.

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Bids

The current average bid is 0.13 ETH ($19.04 USD).
Total value of all current bids is 157.17 ETH ($22,732.70 USD).
Showing most recent, click here to see all 1194.

Punk 0002Punk 9955Punk 2329Punk 0004Punk 3211Punk 9368Punk 1438Punk 2711Punk 5577Punk 8870Punk 0003Punk 2306Punk 2424Punk 5066Punk 6586Punk 6649Punk 1190Punk 2484Punk 2566Punk 3393Punk 2760Punk 6801Punk 7407Punk 9539Punk 9878Punk 8888Punk 1338Punk 0015Punk 1635Punk 3896Punk 5056Punk 1759Punk 2549Punk 2844Punk 0721Punk 4638Punk 5466Punk 4640Punk 5171Punk 9932Punk 1609Punk 7121Punk 0014Punk 1102Punk 5116Punk 5233Punk 6051Punk 6183Punk 7787Punk 9778Punk 9999Punk 3725Punk 9530Punk 1883Punk 1821Punk 0226Punk 2180Punk 1034Punk 1806Punk 1878Punk 2227Punk 3061Punk 3101Punk 3233Punk 3873Punk 6152Punk 7403Punk 8967Punk 9120Punk 9352Punk 9965Punk 2469Punk 2494Punk 9876Punk 4472Punk 9598Punk 9064Punk 1000Punk 2169Punk 6441Punk 9373Punk 9457Punk 2471Punk 5276Punk 8807Punk 9873Punk 0950Punk 1684Punk 2276Punk 5347Punk 2889Punk 3096Punk 3105Punk 3503Punk 4677Punk 5524Punk 6288Punk 6345Punk 7670Punk 8733Punk 9028Punk 2613Punk 5644Punk 9844Punk 1470Punk 1496Punk 1669Punk 2394Punk 3176Punk 3757

Sales

The average sale price of a punk is 0.43 ETH ($62.53 USD).
The total value of all punks sold is 1,375.18 ETH ($198,906.71 USD).
Showing most recent sales, click here to see all.

Punk 6036Punk 9458Punk 4637Punk 2397Punk 4486Punk 8783Punk 3762Punk 6596Punk 3245Punk 7158Punk 6749Punk 4978Punk 5254Punk 2486Punk 6682Punk 6470Punk 3752Punk 2982Punk 9608Punk 2486Punk 3762Punk 4486Punk 8092Punk 1757Punk 6470Punk 3601Punk 7934Punk 4055Punk 2482Punk 1648Punk 1146Punk 8919Punk 4201Punk 6682Punk 8919Punk 9608Punk 5855Punk 5241Punk 8389Punk 3588Punk 4110Punk 9637Punk 7263Punk 5198Punk 8246Punk 8667Punk 5840Punk 7525Punk 8389Punk 5241Punk 4110Punk 4026Punk 8727Punk 8285Punk 7702Punk 6452Punk 4879Punk 8051Punk 7979Punk 5542Punk 8949Punk 6254Punk 7120Punk 6724Punk 7979Punk 4879Punk 7120Punk 6724Punk 5897Punk 6254Punk 8949Punk 8051Punk 6457Punk 6421Punk 8095Punk 5542Punk 3617Punk 9234Punk 3417Punk 6468Punk 6036Punk 4400Punk 7654Punk 7439Punk 9644Punk 5931Punk 6503Punk 6480Punk 9881Punk 9627Punk 6585Punk 6749Punk 9252Punk 5949Punk 5855Punk 6605Punk 4811Punk 6480Punk 3774Punk 5392Punk 7375Punk 8911Punk 6536Punk 3094Punk 2760Punk 7261Punk 9619Punk 6738Punk 6143Punk 8069

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 599 ETH ($86,639.36 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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